Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
13,070 4.8 % $22.26 $46,290 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.98 $16.51 $21.65 $27.00 $32.34
Annual Wage (2) $27,000 $34,350 $45,020 $56,150 $67,270


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 5,380 3.99 $23.45 $48,770
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,650 0.46 $18.49 $38,470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,200 0.25 $30.11 $62,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 890 0.05 $25.23 $52,470
Plastics Product Manufacturing 470 0.09 $21.92 $45,600

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 5,380 3.99 $23.45 $48,770
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,650 0.46 $18.49 $38,470
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 430 0.31 $16.39 $34,090
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,200 0.25 $30.11 $62,630
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 240 0.25 $18.67 $38,830

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 1,200 0.25 $30.11 $62,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 890 0.05 $25.23 $52,470
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 30 0.02 $24.99 $51,990
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.23 $50,400
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.03 $23.66 $49,210


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)
Alabama 1,850 1.00 10.32 $22.02 $45,810
California 1,630 0.11 1.11 $24.17 $50,280
Mississippi 1,210 1.11 11.42 $21.75 $45,230
Texas 1,150 0.10 1.06 $18.83 $39,160
Kansas 970 0.71 7.37 $28.64 $59,570




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)
Mississippi 1,210 1.11 11.42 $21.75 $45,230
Alabama 1,850 1.00 10.32 $22.02 $45,810
Kansas 970 0.71 7.37 $28.64 $59,570
Louisiana 660 0.34 3.54 $22.57 $46,950
Maine 200 0.33 3.46 $23.23 $48,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 970 0.71 7.37 $28.64 $59,570
Washington 730 0.25 2.62 $27.09 $56,350
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $25.15 $52,300
Illinois 560 0.10 1.01 $24.94 $51,870
California 1,630 0.11 1.11 $24.17 $50,280





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)
Mobile, AL 1,400 8.32 85.95 $24.17 $50,270
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,140 0.86 8.91 $26.00 $54,080
Wichita, KS 950 3.26 33.72 $28.89 $60,090
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 460 0.64 6.57 $21.64 $45,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 390 0.14 1.41 $16.15 $33,600
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 290 1.87 19.33 $22.32 $46,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.05 0.53 $19.87 $41,320
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 200 0.37 3.83 $24.83 $51,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 1.23 $29.61 $61,590
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 170 0.33 3.45 $15.28 $31,780




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)
Mobile, AL 1,400 8.32 85.95 $24.17 $50,270
Wichita, KS 950 3.26 33.72 $28.89 $60,090
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 290 1.87 19.33 $22.32 $46,430
Fond du Lac, WI 50 1.02 10.52 $20.24 $42,110
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,140 0.86 8.91 $26.00 $54,080
Dothan, AL 40 0.72 7.47 $13.12 $27,300
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 460 0.64 6.57 $21.64 $45,010
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 200 0.37 3.83 $24.83 $51,650
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 170 0.33 3.45 $15.28 $31,780
Baton Rouge, LA 90 0.24 2.53 (8) (8)




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 1.23 $29.61 $61,590
Wichita, KS 950 3.26 33.72 $28.89 $60,090
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,140 0.86 8.91 $26.00 $54,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.88 $53,830
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 200 0.37 3.83 $24.83 $51,650
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 30 0.04 0.37 $24.59 $51,150
St. Louis, MO-IL 160 0.12 1.26 $24.53 $51,020
Mobile, AL 1,400 8.32 85.95 $24.17 $50,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.27 $23.13 $48,100
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 290 1.87 19.33 $22.32 $46,430

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.52 15.68 $22.35 $46,490
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 7.69 $16.00 $33,290
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.68 $20.32 $42,270

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.52 15.68 $22.35 $46,490
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 7.69 $16.00 $33,290
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.68 $20.32 $42,270

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.52 15.68 $22.35 $46,490
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.68 $20.32 $42,270
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.64 $34,610
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 7.69 $16.00 $33,290


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015