Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes.


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)
40,070 3.1 % $16.74 $34,830 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.05 $12.84 $15.58 $19.39 $24.39
Annual Wage (2) $22,980 $26,710 $32,420 $40,330 $50,740


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)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 22,530 16.21 $16.18 $33,660
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,300 0.38 $17.01 $35,370
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,220 0.61 $16.85 $35,040
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,960 0.41 $16.12 $33,530
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,090 0.19 $15.83 $32,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 22,530 16.21 $16.18 $33,660
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 410 0.72 $18.45 $38,380
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 90 0.70 $17.76 $36,940
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 390 0.69 $17.05 $35,460
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,220 0.61 $16.85 $35,040

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 520 0.11 $28.95 $60,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $25.99 $54,050
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 220 0.27 $20.93 $43,530
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.48 $42,600
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.05 $20.39 $42,410


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 4,730 0.28 1.00 $17.10 $35,570
Ohio 3,560 0.66 2.38 $16.37 $34,050
Texas 3,030 0.25 0.90 $16.18 $33,660
Michigan 2,960 0.68 2.47 $15.60 $32,450
Illinois 2,450 0.41 1.48 $15.83 $32,930




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)
Indiana 2,310 0.76 2.74 $16.57 $34,480
Michigan 2,960 0.68 2.47 $15.60 $32,450
Ohio 3,560 0.66 2.38 $16.37 $34,050
Nebraska 600 0.61 2.20 $17.48 $36,370
Rhode Island 290 0.60 2.18 $15.58 $32,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 70 0.10 0.36 $23.66 $49,220
Georgia 550 0.12 0.45 $21.79 $45,320
Maryland 230 0.08 0.31 $19.81 $41,210
Colorado 210 0.08 0.29 $19.54 $40,640
Massachusetts 1,010 0.28 1.03 $19.52 $40,600





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,280 0.37 1.35 $16.87 $35,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,090 0.45 1.63 $15.95 $33,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,510 0.42 1.53 $16.43 $34,180
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,290 0.65 2.36 $17.07 $35,510
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,200 1.16 4.18 $15.15 $31,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 960 0.32 1.16 $15.09 $31,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 940 0.10 0.36 $17.82 $37,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 910 0.47 1.69 $17.60 $36,610
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 720 1.26 4.55 $14.02 $29,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 560 0.50 1.80 $18.54 $38,570




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)
Columbus, IN 170 3.25 11.74 $14.56 $30,270
Jackson, MI 170 2.95 10.65 $14.28 $29,710
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 120 2.67 9.66 $17.93 $37,300
Waterbury, CT 180 2.58 9.31 $18.12 $37,680
Elmira, NY 80 2.23 8.07 $16.74 $34,820
Muskegon, MI 130 2.01 7.25 $13.92 $28,960
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 110 1.74 6.28 $14.60 $30,380
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 150 1.64 5.91 $19.23 $40,000
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 60 1.60 5.79 $23.33 $48,530
Mansfield, OH 80 1.59 5.75 $14.80 $30,780




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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 170 1.28 4.63 $25.55 $53,150
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 140 0.34 1.23 $24.31 $50,570
Jacksonville, FL 40 0.06 0.23 $23.84 $49,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $23.44 $48,740
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 60 1.60 5.79 $23.33 $48,530
Columbus, OH 210 0.20 0.71 $23.26 $48,370
Reading, PA 60 0.36 1.31 $22.99 $47,820
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 130 0.52 1.86 $21.91 $45,580
Midland, TX 50 0.49 1.76 $21.43 $44,560
Oklahoma City, OK 270 0.44 1.58 $21.31 $44,330

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 550 2.53 9.14 $14.50 $30,160
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 330 0.98 3.52 $18.74 $38,980
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.18 4.24 $14.43 $30,010
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.64 5.94 $13.93 $28,970
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.03 3.71 $18.06 $37,570

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 550 2.53 9.14 $14.50 $30,160
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 160 1.76 6.35 $17.41 $36,210
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.64 5.94 $13.93 $28,970
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.18 4.24 $14.43 $30,010
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.03 3.71 $18.06 $37,570

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 1.53 $19.46 $40,470
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.79 $19.06 $39,650
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 330 0.98 3.52 $18.74 $38,980
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 1.71 $18.57 $38,620
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.37 $38,210


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