Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-4192 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.


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)
9,600 4.1 % $19.23 $39,990 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.32 $15.02 $19.17 $22.52 $27.64
Annual Wage (2) $23,540 $31,250 $39,870 $46,850 $57,490


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)
Ship and Boat Building 3,320 2.68 $19.06 $39,640
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,710 0.52 $18.19 $37,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 830 0.04 $26.05 $54,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 820 0.17 $22.68 $47,180
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 480 0.37 $13.41 $27,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 3,320 2.68 $19.06 $39,640
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,710 0.52 $18.19 $37,830
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 480 0.37 $13.41 $27,900
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 290 0.34 $17.58 $36,570
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 820 0.17 $22.68 $47,180

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) 830 0.04 $26.05 $54,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 820 0.17 $22.68 $47,180
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 70 0.05 $21.39 $44,500
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 50 0.12 $20.55 $42,750
Employment Services 40 (7) $20.08 $41,760


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)
Louisiana 750 0.40 5.41 $20.14 $41,880
California 740 0.05 0.70 $16.67 $34,660
Texas 690 0.07 0.90 $17.52 $36,440
Washington 680 0.25 3.35 $22.37 $46,520
Illinois 640 0.11 1.53 $18.27 $38,000




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)
Rhode Island 260 0.58 7.71 $20.65 $42,950
Louisiana 750 0.40 5.41 $20.14 $41,880
Maine 230 0.39 5.23 $23.20 $48,260
Washington 680 0.25 3.35 $22.37 $46,520
Alabama 410 0.23 3.04 $16.43 $34,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 40 0.03 0.36 $24.53 $51,010
Maine 230 0.39 5.23 $23.20 $48,260
Washington 680 0.25 3.35 $22.37 $46,520
Virginia 580 0.16 2.17 $21.63 $44,980
Rhode Island 260 0.58 7.71 $20.65 $42,950





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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 530 0.74 9.84 $21.77 $45,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 470 0.13 1.77 $17.88 $37,200
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 350 0.28 3.74 $17.39 $36,160
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 300 0.55 7.35 $20.32 $42,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 280 0.20 2.73 $17.84 $37,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 210 0.08 1.12 $22.72 $47,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.44 $16.68 $34,680
Jacksonville, FL 120 0.21 2.82 $19.67 $40,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.94 $13.69 $28,480
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.90 $23.19 $48,240




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 530 0.74 9.84 $21.77 $45,280
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 300 0.55 7.35 $20.32 $42,260
Stockton, CA 60 0.30 3.99 $18.02 $37,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 350 0.28 3.74 $17.39 $36,160
Jacksonville, FL 120 0.21 2.82 $19.67 $40,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 280 0.20 2.73 $17.84 $37,100
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.18 2.36 (8) (8)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.17 2.21 $20.86 $43,390
Lancaster, PA 40 0.16 2.13 $18.76 $39,010
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 40 0.14 1.82 $16.83 $35,000




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)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 60 0.07 0.88 $26.68 $55,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 0.54 $25.01 $52,030
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.90 $23.19 $48,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 210 0.08 1.12 $22.72 $47,260
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 0.77 $22.24 $46,260
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 530 0.74 9.84 $21.77 $45,280
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $21.59 $44,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.13 $21.08 $43,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.02 $43,730
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 60 0.06 0.75 $20.86 $43,390

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 4.96 $18.09 $37,620
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 3.61 $20.59 $42,820
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 1.16 $16.69 $34,720
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 3.46 $13.49 $28,060

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 4.96 $18.09 $37,620
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 3.61 $20.59 $42,820
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 3.46 $13.49 $28,060
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 1.16 $16.69 $34,720

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 3.61 $20.59 $42,820
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 4.96 $18.09 $37,620
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.90 $35,160
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 1.16 $16.69 $34,720
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.62 $34,570


About May 2011 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 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) 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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