Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.

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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)
36,470 3.6 % $12.61 $26,220 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.98 $9.51 $11.83 $14.84 $17.98
Annual Wage (2) $16,590 $19,780 $24,610 $30,860 $37,400

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Ship and boat building 11,030 $12.51 $26,020 1 22
Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing 3,310 $13.49 $28,060 2 13
Plastics product manufacturing 2,730 $12.68 $26,380 3 20
Glass and glass product manufacturing 1,790 $15.00 $31,210 4 3
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 1,710 $15.08 $31,370 5 2

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Spectator sports (6) $18.04 $37,520 (6) 1
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 1,710 $15.08 $31,370 5 2
Glass and glass product manufacturing 1,790 $15.00 $31,210 4 3
Other amusement and recreation industries 160 $14.71 $30,590 27 4
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 730 $14.59 $30,350 9 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
South Carolina 1,460 $13.71 $28,510 0.083% 360
Wisconsin 2,080 $12.15 $25,280 0.077% 517
Iowa 1,070 $12.71 $26,440 0.076% 422
North Carolina 2,750 $13.20 $27,460 0.074% 434
Indiana 1,660 $12.72 $26,460 0.058% 477

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Rhode Island (6) $15.72 $32,690 (6) 283
Oklahoma 280 $15.65 $32,560 0.020% 281
Washington 800 $14.41 $29,960 0.031% 483
South Carolina 1,460 $13.71 $28,510 0.083% 360
Pennsylvania 760 $13.60 $28,280 0.014% 471

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 390 $12.84 $26,710 0.340%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 170 $14.12 $29,360 0.163%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 770 $15.46 $32,150 0.101%
Wilmington, NC MSA 110 $10.98 $22,830 0.099%
Waco, TX MSA 90 $10.09 $20,990 0.091%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Detroit, MI PMSA (6) $23.93 $49,760 (6)
Tulsa, OK MSA (6) $17.90 $37,240 (6)
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 50 $17.24 $35,860 0.008%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA (6) $16.94 $35,230 (6)
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA (6) $16.51 $34,340 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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