Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
31,150 2.9 % $15.36 $31,960 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.71 $11.53 $14.25 $18.09 $22.74
Annual Wage (2) $20,200 $23,980 $29,640 $37,640 $47,310


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 17,020 13.34 $14.56 $30,280
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3,020 0.79 $14.83 $30,840
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 900 0.36 $14.80 $30,780
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 780 0.63 $17.61 $36,640
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 670 0.15 $15.64 $32,530

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 17,020 13.34 $14.56 $30,280
Hardware Manufacturing 270 1.16 $14.79 $30,770
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 360 0.88 $13.55 $28,180
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 200 0.86 $17.64 $36,680
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3,020 0.79 $14.83 $30,840

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 610 0.13 $25.56 $53,170
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.16 $25.15 $52,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $24.37 $50,690
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 160 0.17 $20.25 $42,110
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 70 0.08 $19.63 $40,830


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 3,860 0.28 1.13 $15.60 $32,450
Pennsylvania 2,030 0.37 1.51 $17.35 $36,090
Illinois 1,810 0.32 1.33 $14.37 $29,890
Indiana 1,800 0.65 2.69 $16.37 $34,040
Michigan 1,650 0.43 1.78 $15.26 $31,740




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 430 0.96 3.95 $14.29 $29,730
Nebraska 590 0.66 2.70 $13.75 $28,610
Arkansas 750 0.66 2.70 $13.60 $28,290
Indiana 1,800 0.65 2.69 $16.37 $34,040
Connecticut 950 0.59 2.42 $16.65 $34,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 70 0.04 0.16 $20.97 $43,610
Mississippi 160 0.15 0.63 $18.91 $39,330
Georgia 520 0.14 0.57 $18.14 $37,740
Maine 230 0.40 1.66 $18.11 $37,680
West Virginia 260 0.37 1.52 $17.73 $36,870





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 1,500 0.39 1.62 $15.72 $32,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.37 1.53 $14.18 $29,490
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 780 0.56 2.30 $14.51 $30,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 760 0.30 1.22 $14.70 $30,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 720 0.42 1.72 $13.88 $28,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 550 0.63 2.60 $18.95 $39,410
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 530 0.55 2.24 $15.41 $32,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 520 0.31 1.27 $15.76 $32,780
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 510 0.96 3.94 $14.74 $30,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 500 0.29 1.20 $14.39 $29,930




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)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 130 3.14 12.92 $19.22 $39,970
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 110 1.85 7.60 $14.45 $30,060
Erie, PA 230 1.77 7.30 $14.40 $29,940
Lebanon, PA 80 1.69 6.95 $16.87 $35,080
Anniston-Oxford, AL 70 1.54 6.35 $17.09 $35,550
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 90 1.49 6.15 $13.93 $28,970
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 110 1.06 4.37 $14.23 $29,600
Lincoln, NE 170 1.05 4.34 $16.91 $35,180
Binghamton, NY 110 1.02 4.18 $12.93 $26,890
Waterbury, CT 60 0.98 4.02 $13.28 $27,630




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)
Corpus Christi, TX 100 0.58 2.38 $22.63 $47,070
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.23 0.96 $21.90 $45,560
Asheville, NC 90 0.53 2.20 $21.37 $44,450
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 0.55 $21.07 $43,830
Jackson, MS 130 0.51 2.12 $20.26 $42,140
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.27 1.11 $20.02 $41,640
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 90 0.26 1.08 $19.95 $41,490
Jacksonville, FL 40 0.07 0.28 $19.94 $41,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.16 0.66 $19.90 $41,390
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 130 3.14 12.92 $19.22 $39,970

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 370 1.86 7.65 $14.55 $30,260
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 300 3.31 13.64 $11.77 $24,490
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.50 2.08 $13.56 $28,210
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 3.02 $16.41 $34,140
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.96 3.97 $14.98 $31,170

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)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 300 3.31 13.64 $11.77 $24,490
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 370 1.86 7.65 $14.55 $30,260
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.96 3.97 $14.98 $31,170
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.81 3.35 $11.83 $24,620
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 3.02 $16.41 $34,140

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)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 2.73 $21.26 $44,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.75 $18.05 $37,550
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.96 $37,350
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.12 $17.52 $36,450
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.74 $17.06 $35,480


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.

(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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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