Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-4192 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,170 4.0 % $22.78 $47,380 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.88 $17.54 $23.03 $27.59 $30.91
Annual Wage (2) $28,860 $36,480 $47,900 $57,380 $64,280


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 2,470 1.82 $24.82 $51,630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,230 0.26 $19.75 $41,070
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $25.88 $53,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 630 0.13 $27.27 $56,730
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 410 0.06 $21.42 $44,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 2,470 1.82 $24.82 $51,630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,230 0.26 $19.75 $41,070
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 310 0.23 $15.13 $31,480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 630 0.13 $27.27 $56,730
Foundries 110 0.10 $24.36 $50,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 630 0.13 $27.27 $56,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $25.88 $53,830
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 140 0.02 $24.86 $51,710
Ship and Boat Building 2,470 1.82 $24.82 $51,630
Foundries 110 0.10 $24.36 $50,670


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 620 0.16 2.88 $23.66 $49,210
Alabama 620 0.32 5.68 $14.77 $30,730
Washington 540 0.17 2.94 $27.88 $58,000
California 500 0.03 0.52 $20.09 $41,790
Kansas 460 0.33 5.92 (8) (8)




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 460 0.33 5.92 (8) (8)
Alabama 620 0.32 5.68 $14.77 $30,730
Washington 540 0.17 2.94 $27.88 $58,000
Rhode Island 80 0.17 3.09 $27.23 $56,640
Virginia 620 0.16 2.88 $23.66 $49,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $28.71 $59,720
Michigan 110 0.03 0.45 $27.90 $58,030
Washington 540 0.17 2.94 $27.88 $58,000
Rhode Island 80 0.17 3.09 $27.23 $56,640
Louisiana 150 0.08 1.42 $26.47 $55,070





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 590 0.78 13.86 $23.78 $49,470
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 460 5.15 91.19 $26.59 $55,300
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 270 0.53 9.39 $13.52 $28,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.45 $19.13 $39,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 130 0.06 1.15 $21.29 $44,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.78 $21.98 $45,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 120 0.03 0.62 $19.11 $39,750
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.07 1.30 $21.45 $44,620
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 2.87 $26.12 $54,320
Mobile, AL 90 0.50 8.78 $18.67 $38,830




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 460 5.15 91.19 $26.59 $55,300
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 590 0.78 13.86 $23.78 $49,470
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 30 0.60 10.63 $13.39 $27,850
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 270 0.53 9.39 $13.52 $28,130
Mobile, AL 90 0.50 8.78 $18.67 $38,830
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 2.87 $26.12 $54,320
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.07 1.30 $21.45 $44,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 130 0.06 1.15 $21.29 $44,280
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.06 1.14 $20.10 $41,810
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.87 $21.34 $44,390




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 60 0.03 0.52 $30.06 $62,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $28.73 $59,760
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 460 5.15 91.19 $26.59 $55,300
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40 0.01 0.25 $26.37 $54,850
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 2.87 $26.12 $54,320
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.48 $25.15 $52,310
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 590 0.78 13.86 $23.78 $49,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $22.02 $45,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.78 $21.98 $45,720
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $21.72 $45,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 11.49 $14.28 $29,700
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 4.26 $18.31 $38,090

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 11.49 $14.28 $29,700
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 4.26 $18.31 $38,090

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.64 $57,480
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.51 $53,070
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 4.26 $18.31 $38,090
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 11.49 $14.28 $29,700


About May 2018 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019