Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
35,570 3.2 % $16.20 $33,690 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.39 $12.28 $15.04 $18.93 $24.18
Annual Wage (2) $21,620 $25,550 $31,280 $39,380 $50,290


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 20,260 14.67 $15.66 $32,570
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,240 0.61 $15.63 $32,500
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,300 0.22 $18.17 $37,790
Plastics Product Manufacturing 990 0.18 $15.27 $31,770
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 790 0.21 $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 20,260 14.67 $15.66 $32,570
Hardware Manufacturing 160 0.68 $14.16 $29,450
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 270 0.62 $15.00 $31,200
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 350 0.62 $17.41 $36,210
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,240 0.61 $15.63 $32,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $24.95 $51,900
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 330 0.07 $23.55 $48,990
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 80 0.09 $21.14 $43,960
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 150 0.10 $21.02 $43,710
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.05 $20.87 $43,410


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 5,060 0.32 1.25 $15.95 $33,180
Ohio 2,430 0.46 1.80 $16.40 $34,120
Texas 2,380 0.20 0.80 $14.14 $29,400
Illinois 2,250 0.38 1.50 $16.31 $33,930
Michigan 2,120 0.50 1.99 $14.63 $30,440




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 2,010 0.67 2.66 $15.56 $32,360
Wisconsin 1,570 0.56 2.21 $16.20 $33,690
Nebraska 530 0.55 2.18 $16.84 $35,030
Rhode Island 240 0.50 1.99 $15.55 $32,350
Michigan 2,120 0.50 1.99 $14.63 $30,440




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 210 0.30 1.17 $20.52 $42,680
Oklahoma 470 0.29 1.16 $19.30 $40,150
Pennsylvania 1,750 0.30 1.20 $18.27 $37,990
Oregon 480 0.27 1.06 $18.09 $37,620
Maine 150 0.25 0.97 $17.98 $37,410





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.37 1.47 $15.72 $32,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.35 1.40 $16.18 $33,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,000 0.34 1.35 $13.45 $27,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 920 0.48 1.90 $16.42 $34,150
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.36 1.41 $15.85 $32,970
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 540 0.98 3.88 $13.26 $27,590
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 520 0.62 2.45 $15.53 $32,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 520 0.50 1.96 $17.59 $36,600
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 510 0.42 1.67 $16.39 $34,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.37 1.47 $15.73 $32,720




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)
Binghamton, NY 350 3.41 13.47 $14.34 $29,830
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 120 3.10 12.25 $18.39 $38,260
Waterbury, CT 160 2.29 9.03 $17.43 $36,250
Lincoln, NE 390 2.21 8.71 $16.74 $34,820
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 140 1.57 6.19 $17.55 $36,510
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 410 1.52 6.01 $15.43 $32,090
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 160 1.21 4.77 $24.69 $51,360
Owensboro, KY 60 1.17 4.63 $16.72 $34,780
Dayton, OH 410 1.09 4.31 $15.48 $32,190
Springfield, MA-CT 340 1.08 4.25 $17.20 $35,780




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.73 $51,440
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 160 1.21 4.77 $24.69 $51,360
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 0.21 0.85 $23.51 $48,900
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 60 0.23 0.89 $23.26 $48,370
Jacksonville, FL 70 0.10 0.41 $22.19 $46,160
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 0.60 $21.92 $45,590
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.55 2.18 $21.09 $43,870
Columbus, OH 370 0.36 1.41 $20.24 $42,090
New Haven, CT 70 0.24 0.94 $20.23 $42,080
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.27 1.06 $20.08 $41,760

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 290 1.33 5.27 $13.76 $28,620
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 280 0.85 3.37 $13.26 $27,570
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.34 5.30 $15.88 $33,030
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 0.98 3.86 $16.62 $34,560
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.78 3.09 $15.08 $31,370

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.34 5.30 $15.88 $33,030
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.33 5.27 $13.76 $28,620
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.13 4.47 $16.23 $33,760
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 0.98 3.86 $16.62 $34,560
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.95 3.76 $16.03 $33,350

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.34 $19.58 $40,720
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.98 $19.56 $40,690
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.41 $40,370
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.45 $38,380
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.07 $37,590


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