Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
9,070 4.6 % $22.94 $47,720 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.07 $17.49 $22.03 $27.38 $31.73
Annual Wage (2) $29,260 $36,390 $45,820 $56,940 $66,010


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 2,870 2.11 $22.94 $47,720
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,250 0.34 $21.12 $43,920
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.21 $31.72 $65,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $24.68 $51,320
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 330 0.24 $16.25 $33,800

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 2,870 2.11 $22.94 $47,720
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,250 0.34 $21.12 $43,920
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 330 0.24 $16.25 $33,800
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.21 $31.72 $65,990
Foundries 140 0.12 $25.64 $53,330

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 1,050 0.21 $31.72 $65,990
Foundries 140 0.12 $25.64 $53,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $24.68 $51,320
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.04 $50,010
Ship and Boat Building 2,870 2.11 $22.94 $47,720


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)
Kansas 770 0.56 8.65 $32.01 $66,580
California 690 0.04 0.67 $23.74 $49,390
Alabama 680 0.35 5.47 $17.93 $37,280
Washington 590 0.19 2.99 $27.38 $56,940
Texas 580 0.05 0.76 $20.50 $42,630




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 770 0.56 8.65 $32.01 $66,580
Maine 250 0.41 6.41 $22.40 $46,590
Alabama 680 0.35 5.47 $17.93 $37,280
Louisiana 380 0.20 3.04 $23.81 $49,520
Washington 590 0.19 2.99 $27.38 $56,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 770 0.56 8.65 $32.01 $66,580
Washington 590 0.19 2.99 $27.38 $56,940
Michigan 190 0.05 0.70 $26.28 $54,670
Louisiana 380 0.20 3.04 $23.81 $49,520
California 690 0.04 0.67 $23.74 $49,390





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)
Wichita, KS 750 2.52 38.92 $32.37 $67,340
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 490 0.66 10.25 $23.06 $47,960
Mobile, AL 290 1.67 25.85 $19.39 $40,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 200 0.07 1.06 $21.06 $43,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 2.00 $20.79 $43,250
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 140 0.28 4.35 $15.51 $32,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.48 $23.45 $48,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 130 0.07 1.02 $21.31 $44,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.07 1.07 $18.91 $39,320
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.17 $24.69 $51,350




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)
Wichita, KS 750 2.52 38.92 $32.37 $67,340
Mobile, AL 290 1.67 25.85 $19.39 $40,340
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 490 0.66 10.25 $23.06 $47,960
Dothan, AL 30 0.61 9.51 $14.02 $29,150
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.29 4.44 (8) (8)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 140 0.28 4.35 $15.51 $32,250
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 2.00 $20.79 $43,250
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.17 $24.69 $51,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.07 1.07 $18.91 $39,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 130 0.07 1.02 $21.31 $44,320




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)
Wichita, KS 750 2.52 38.92 $32.37 $67,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 0.65 $28.67 $59,640
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.17 $24.69 $51,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.48 $23.45 $48,780
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.62 $23.42 $48,710
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 490 0.66 10.25 $23.06 $47,960
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $22.75 $47,330
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.43 $22.24 $46,270
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.55 $22.13 $46,040
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $21.70 $45,130

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 8.82 $17.92 $37,270
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 4.32 $19.73 $41,050
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.69 $15.92 $33,120
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 2.21 $17.32 $36,030
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 3.24 $27.19 $56,560

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 8.82 $17.92 $37,270
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 4.32 $19.73 $41,050
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.69 $15.92 $33,120
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 3.24 $27.19 $56,560
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 2.21 $17.32 $36,030

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 30 0.21 3.24 $27.19 $56,560
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 4.32 $19.73 $41,050
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 8.82 $17.92 $37,270
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 2.21 $17.32 $36,030
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.84 $16.12 $33,530


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017