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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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

Set up, operate, or tend plating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Typically, the product being coated is immersed in molten metal or an electrolytic solution. Excludes "Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-9124).


National estimates for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
38,470 3.3 % $ 17.76 $ 36,950 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.27 $ 13.96 $ 16.75 $ 20.31 $ 25.07
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,530 $ 29,040 $ 34,850 $ 42,240 $ 52,140


Industry profile for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 22,390 17.05 $ 17.01 $ 35,370
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,460 0.67 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,830 0.40 $ 17.51 $ 36,420
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,350 0.28 $ 17.64 $ 36,690
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,240 0.17 $ 20.02 $ 41,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 22,390 17.05 $ 17.01 $ 35,370
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 540 0.98 $ 18.56 $ 38,610
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 520 0.93 $ 16.58 $ 34,480
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,460 0.67 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 680 0.49 $ 18.32 $ 38,100

Top paying industries for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 690 0.13 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 390 0.02 $ 27.10 $ 56,360
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30 (7) $ 22.30 $ 46,390
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Foundries 90 0.08 $ 21.11 $ 43,910


Geographic profile for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,900 0.36 1.30 $ 18.64 $ 38,780
Ohio 3,060 0.60 2.16 $ 17.26 $ 35,900
Texas 3,050 0.25 0.91 $ 16.02 $ 33,320
Michigan 2,550 0.65 2.35 $ 16.83 $ 35,010
Illinois 2,450 0.44 1.57 $ 17.63 $ 36,660




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 2,550 0.65 2.35 $ 16.83 $ 35,010
Indiana 1,850 0.64 2.30 $ 16.11 $ 33,500
Wisconsin 1,620 0.60 2.16 $ 17.17 $ 35,720
Ohio 3,060 0.60 2.16 $ 17.26 $ 35,900
Rhode Island 260 0.59 2.13 $ 16.88 $ 35,120




Top paying states for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 730 0.17 0.62 $ 22.50 $ 46,790
Connecticut 560 0.36 1.32 $ 21.02 $ 43,710
Washington 420 0.13 0.47 $ 20.30 $ 42,220
West Virginia 190 0.30 1.08 $ 20.10 $ 41,800
Idaho 130 0.18 0.66 $ 20.06 $ 41,720





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,100 0.53 1.92 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,930 0.44 1.60 $ 17.73 $ 36,880
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,440 0.81 2.93 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,240 0.35 1.25 $ 15.68 $ 32,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,040 0.35 1.27 $ 15.93 $ 33,130
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 910 0.93 3.35 $ 15.87 $ 33,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 830 0.75 2.73 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 780 0.33 1.21 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 740 0.40 1.44 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 730 0.08 0.30 $ 18.85 $ 39,210




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 120 3.41 12.31 $ 21.14 $ 43,970
Springfield, OH 130 2.84 10.25 $ 16.56 $ 34,450
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 90 2.05 7.43 $ 19.84 $ 41,260
Jackson, MI 90 1.86 6.74 $ 15.81 $ 32,890
Waterbury, CT 110 1.77 6.40 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Erie, PA 190 1.68 6.07 $ 15.94 $ 33,160
Johnstown, PA 70 1.49 5.39 $ 18.62 $ 38,730
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 110 1.18 4.26 $ 15.31 $ 31,840
Muskegon, MI 60 1.17 4.23 (8) (8)
Green Bay, WI 180 1.08 3.92 $ 14.55 $ 30,260




Top paying metropolitan areas for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 140 0.38 1.36 $ 26.43 $ 54,970
Reading, PA 70 0.43 1.57 $ 24.31 $ 50,570
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 90 0.36 1.29 $ 23.88 $ 49,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 0.60 $ 23.18 $ 48,220
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 400 0.39 1.41 $ 22.41 $ 46,600
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.22 0.81 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
Madison, WI 40 0.11 0.39 $ 22.09 $ 45,940
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 0.14 $ 21.46 $ 44,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 780 0.33 1.21 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 120 3.41 12.31 $ 21.14 $ 43,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 470 2.31 8.35 $ 14.97 $ 31,140
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 420 1.76 6.37 $ 16.20 $ 33,690
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 320 2.10 7.58 $ 17.01 $ 35,380
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 240 1.23 4.43 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 210 1.64 5.92 $ 14.94 $ 31,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 470 2.31 8.35 $ 14.97 $ 31,140
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 320 2.10 7.58 $ 17.01 $ 35,380
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 420 1.76 6.37 $ 16.20 $ 33,690
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 210 1.64 5.92 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 240 1.23 4.43 $ 17.42 $ 36,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.76 2.75 $ 21.63 $ 44,990
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.64 $ 21.36 $ 44,440
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.01 $ 20.09 $ 41,800
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 3.48 $ 19.44 $ 40,430
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.37 $ 40,290


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021