Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

All metal workers and plastic workers not listed separately.


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)
22,470 4.9 % $18.00 $37,440 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.29 $12.84 $17.22 $22.43 $27.70
Annual Wage (2) $21,400 $26,710 $35,820 $46,660 $57,610


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)
Employment Services 6,430 0.18 $16.42 $34,150
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,780 0.38 $16.00 $33,280
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,670 0.28 $22.49 $46,770
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,590 0.23 $19.31 $40,160
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,300 0.23 $15.89 $33,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 530 0.91 $19.56 $40,680
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 720 0.89 $19.68 $40,940
Household Appliance Manufacturing 520 0.84 $18.49 $38,450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,780 0.38 $16.00 $33,280
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 460 0.35 $18.01 $37,460

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) 650 0.03 $26.55 $55,230
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 170 0.04 $23.84 $49,580
Ship and Boat Building 160 0.12 $23.23 $48,320
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,670 0.28 $22.49 $46,770
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.13 $22.43 $46,640


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 2,330 0.14 0.88 $17.44 $36,270
Iowa 1,890 1.23 7.81 $18.60 $38,680
Texas 1,500 0.13 0.80 $18.16 $37,770
Tennessee 1,420 0.49 3.10 $16.78 $34,910
Ohio 1,420 0.26 1.67 $19.17 $39,870




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)
Iowa 1,890 1.23 7.81 $18.60 $38,680
Oregon 1,010 0.55 3.51 $17.10 $35,580
Tennessee 1,420 0.49 3.10 $16.78 $34,910
New Hampshire 280 0.43 2.72 $18.33 $38,130
Missouri 950 0.34 2.17 $12.86 $26,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 30 0.05 0.33 $23.50 $48,880
Virginia 230 0.06 0.38 $21.71 $45,160
Michigan 1,410 0.33 2.09 $20.32 $42,270
North Carolina 350 0.08 0.51 $20.12 $41,840
Georgia 290 0.07 0.42 $19.91 $41,410



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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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 960 0.78 4.96 $21.89 $45,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 790 0.68 4.32 $16.49 $34,290
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 620 0.66 4.18 $17.74 $36,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 560 0.28 1.80 $19.00 $39,510
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 560 0.53 3.34 $24.23 $50,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.27 1.71 $20.40 $42,430
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.32 2.01 $16.94 $35,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.11 0.67 $15.88 $33,030
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 390 0.27 1.70 $15.34 $31,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 0.73 $17.92 $37,280


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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)
Farmington, NM 80 1.66 10.51 $18.36 $38,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 960 0.78 4.96 $21.89 $45,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 790 0.68 4.32 $16.49 $34,290
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 620 0.66 4.18 $17.74 $36,890
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 560 0.53 3.34 $24.23 $50,390
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 0.53 3.33 (8) (8)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 110 0.42 2.63 $16.88 $35,100
York-Hanover, PA 70 0.39 2.49 (8) (8)
Reading, PA 60 0.37 2.33 (8) (8)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.35 2.23 $18.67 $38,840


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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)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 560 0.53 3.34 $24.23 $50,390
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.17 1.08 $24.21 $50,360
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 0.43 $23.59 $49,060
Oklahoma City, OK 110 0.19 1.18 $23.11 $48,070
Portsmouth, NH-ME 30 0.32 2.06 $22.33 $46,450
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 960 0.78 4.96 $21.89 $45,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.88 $45,510
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 60 0.05 0.31 $21.30 $44,300
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $20.67 $42,990
Lancaster, PA 60 0.24 1.50 $20.64 $42,930

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)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 270 1.67 10.60 $10.77 $22,410
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.55 9.80 $15.64 $32,540
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.48 3.05 $21.84 $45,420
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 3.43 $17.36 $36,120
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.98 6.20 $22.74 $47,300

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 270 1.67 10.60 $10.77 $22,410
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.55 9.80 $15.64 $32,540
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.98 6.20 $22.74 $47,300
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 3.40 $15.26 $31,740
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 3.43 $17.36 $36,120

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.93 $47,690
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.57 $22.79 $47,410
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.98 6.20 $22.74 $47,300
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.48 3.05 $21.84 $45,420
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 3.43 $17.36 $36,120


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