Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
37,200 3.2 % $16.55 $34,430 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.69 $12.48 $15.35 $19.28 $24.40
Annual Wage (2) $22,240 $25,950 $31,920 $40,100 $50,750


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 20,650 15.25 $15.90 $33,070
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,120 0.36 $16.90 $35,160
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,970 0.55 $16.01 $33,310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,460 0.31 $15.82 $32,900
Plastics Product Manufacturing 890 0.15 $15.30 $31,820

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 20,650 15.25 $15.90 $33,070
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 510 0.94 $18.23 $37,920
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 90 0.72 $16.55 $34,430
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,970 0.55 $16.01 $33,310
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 310 0.54 $17.25 $35,880

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 490 0.10 $28.92 $60,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $25.51 $53,060
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 120 0.08 $22.18 $46,140
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.06 $21.20 $44,100
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.96 $43,600


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 4,900 0.29 1.12 $16.61 $34,550
Texas 2,800 0.24 0.90 $15.32 $31,870
Ohio 2,700 0.50 1.93 $16.64 $34,600
Illinois 2,440 0.41 1.58 $16.00 $33,270
Michigan 2,210 0.52 1.98 $15.52 $32,280




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 2,200 0.73 2.80 $16.60 $34,520
Rhode Island 300 0.63 2.40 $15.39 $32,020
Nebraska 600 0.62 2.36 $16.69 $34,720
Wisconsin 1,460 0.52 1.98 $15.49 $32,210
Michigan 2,210 0.52 1.98 $15.52 $32,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 390 0.25 0.95 $20.70 $43,060
West Virginia 130 0.19 0.74 $19.74 $41,050
New Hampshire 110 0.17 0.63 $19.49 $40,540
Georgia 550 0.13 0.49 $19.34 $40,220
Colorado 190 0.07 0.28 $18.84 $39,190



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.34 1.31 $16.32 $33,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.37 1.42 $15.51 $32,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,030 0.35 1.34 $13.95 $29,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 740 0.38 1.47 $16.83 $35,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 660 0.60 2.31 $17.73 $36,880
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 610 0.49 1.89 $16.17 $33,640
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 560 0.55 2.09 $14.33 $29,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 550 0.40 1.54 $13.56 $28,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 540 0.38 1.44 $16.15 $33,590
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 490 0.89 3.42 $14.15 $29,430


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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)
Binghamton, NY 300 2.99 11.45 $14.66 $30,490
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 110 2.87 11.00 $19.07 $39,670
New Bedford, MA 180 2.72 10.44 $19.24 $40,010
Columbus, IN 130 2.69 10.32 $13.83 $28,760
Jackson, MI 150 2.48 9.49 $13.72 $28,540
Elmira, NY 80 2.31 8.86 $16.20 $33,700
Waterbury, CT 140 2.07 7.94 $16.71 $34,760
Lincoln, NE 290 1.65 6.34 $16.88 $35,110
Springfield, OH 70 1.51 5.78 $18.26 $37,990
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 130 1.40 5.35 $19.33 $40,210


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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)
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.56 2.13 $28.28 $58,830
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 170 1.24 4.76 $25.30 $52,620
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.26 0.99 $24.49 $50,950
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 0.52 $24.07 $50,060
Reading, PA 60 0.37 1.44 $23.61 $49,110
Jacksonville, FL 40 0.06 0.24 $23.40 $48,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.91 $47,660
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 90 0.35 1.33 $22.22 $46,220
Tulsa, OK 120 0.28 1.08 $21.87 $45,490
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $21.29 $44,290

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)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 450 3.82 14.64 $18.90 $39,320
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 350 1.06 4.06 $16.45 $34,210
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 330 1.51 5.80 $15.25 $31,710
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 230 1.48 5.67 $13.89 $28,900
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.13 4.33 $16.80 $34,950

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)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 450 3.82 14.64 $18.90 $39,320
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 330 1.51 5.80 $15.25 $31,710
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 230 1.48 5.67 $13.89 $28,900
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.45 5.57 $17.31 $36,000
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 1.13 4.33 $16.80 $34,950

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 0.36 1.40 $19.87 $41,330
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 450 3.82 14.64 $18.90 $39,320
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 1.18 $18.09 $37,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.31 $36,010
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.45 5.57 $17.31 $36,000


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