Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
8,550 3.7 % $22.54 $46,890 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.62 $17.29 $22.26 $27.28 $31.40
Annual Wage (2) $28,340 $35,960 $46,310 $56,740 $65,300


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 2,510 1.87 $23.80 $49,500
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,310 0.29 $21.13 $43,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,010 0.05 $25.56 $53,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 800 0.17 $26.21 $54,520
Plastics Product Manufacturing 440 0.08 $19.17 $39,880

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 2,510 1.87 $23.80 $49,500
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,310 0.29 $21.13 $43,960
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 330 0.24 $13.70 $28,500
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 800 0.17 $26.21 $54,520
Foundries 140 0.12 $26.65 $55,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 140 0.12 $26.65 $55,430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 800 0.17 $26.21 $54,520
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,010 0.05 $25.56 $53,170
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 190 0.03 $24.46 $50,880
Ship and Boat Building 2,510 1.87 $23.80 $49,500


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)
California 740 0.04 0.74 $22.11 $45,990
Alabama 660 0.34 5.71 $15.89 $33,050
Washington 630 0.20 3.29 $27.50 $57,190
Virginia 550 0.14 2.41 $23.23 $48,310
Kansas 540 0.39 6.58 $26.26 $54,630




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)
Maine 250 0.42 6.93 $23.33 $48,520
Kansas 540 0.39 6.58 $26.26 $54,630
Alabama 660 0.34 5.71 $15.89 $33,050
Washington 630 0.20 3.29 $27.50 $57,190
Virginia 550 0.14 2.41 $23.23 $48,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 180 0.04 0.70 $29.37 $61,090
Washington 630 0.20 3.29 $27.50 $57,190
Massachusetts 50 0.01 0.22 $27.26 $56,710
Kansas 540 0.39 6.58 $26.26 $54,630
Oregon 50 0.03 0.44 $24.71 $51,400



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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 520 1.76 29.32 $26.46 $55,040
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 490 0.66 10.97 $23.31 $48,470
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 470 5.47 91.26 $26.13 $54,350
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 7.01 $13.55 $28,190
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 2.02 $21.15 $44,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.09 1.42 $21.55 $44,830
Mobile, AL 150 0.89 14.89 $20.00 $41,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 0.84 $21.70 $45,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 1.12 $27.07 $56,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.39 $19.57 $40,700


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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 470 5.47 91.26 $26.13 $54,350
Wichita, KS 520 1.76 29.32 $26.46 $55,040
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 60 1.19 19.81 $15.69 $32,640
Mobile, AL 150 0.89 14.89 $20.00 $41,610
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 490 0.66 10.97 $23.31 $48,470
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 7.01 $13.55 $28,190
Chattanooga, TN-GA 30 0.13 2.17 $22.70 $47,230
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 2.02 $21.15 $44,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.09 1.42 $21.55 $44,830
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.19 $28.27 $58,790


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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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.73 $34.07 $70,870
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.19 $28.27 $58,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 1.12 $27.07 $56,300
Wichita, KS 520 1.76 29.32 $26.46 $55,040
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 470 5.47 91.26 $26.13 $54,350
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.63 $51,230
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 490 0.66 10.97 $23.31 $48,470
Chattanooga, TN-GA 30 0.13 2.17 $22.70 $47,230
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.68 $22.15 $46,080
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $21.87 $45,480

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 6.10 $21.28 $44,270
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 4.30 $26.83 $55,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 2.51 $17.55 $36,490
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.92 $21.57 $44,870
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 2.07 $17.04 $35,450

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 6.10 $21.28 $44,270
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 4.30 $26.83 $55,800
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.92 $21.57 $44,870
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 2.51 $17.55 $36,490
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 2.07 $17.04 $35,450

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 40 0.26 4.30 $26.83 $55,800
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.92 $21.57 $44,870
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 6.10 $21.28 $44,270
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 2.51 $17.55 $36,490
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 2.07 $17.04 $35,450


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018