Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
30,250 3.5 % $12.59 $26,190 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.88 $12.18 $14.90 $17.38
Annual Wage (2) $17,320 $20,550 $25,340 $31,000 $36,160

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Ship and boat building 11,800 $12.62 $26,240
Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing 2,380 $11.27 $23,440
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 930 $14.41 $29,970
Employment services 690 $12.04 $25,040
Household goods repair and maintenance 610 $13.85 $28,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Spectator sports 130 $30.90 $64,280
Other general purpose machinery manufacturing (7) $16.45 $34,220
Converted paper product manufacturing 40 $16.04 $33,360
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 40 $15.48 $32,200
Other amusement and recreation industries 190 $15.24 $31,710

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
Maine 450 $16.69 $34,710 0.076%
North Carolina 2,500 $14.21 $29,560 0.067%
South Carolina 1,140 $11.81 $24,560 0.064%
Indiana 1,780 $12.62 $26,260 0.062%
Oregon 880 $11.95 $24,860 0.057%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maine 450 $16.69 $34,710 0.076%
New Hampshire 40 $15.53 $32,300 0.007%
New Jersey 580 $14.74 $30,650 0.015%
Rhode Island (7) $14.64 $30,460 (7)
Maryland 420 $14.54 $30,250 0.017%

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 770 $12.77 $26,550 0.626%
Panama City, FL MSA 110 $12.68 $26,370 0.173%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA 260 $10.98 $22,830 0.100%
Fort Wayne, IN MSA 230 $12.88 $26,800 0.089%
Yakima, WA MSA 60 $11.35 $23,600 0.079%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA (7) $18.95 $39,410 (7)
South Bend, IN MSA 30 $16.99 $35,340 0.024%
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA (7) $16.98 $35,310 (7)
Baltimore, MD PMSA 140 $16.51 $34,340 0.011%
Chicago, IL PMSA 40 $15.42 $32,060 0.001%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) 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 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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