Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
13,420 6.3 % $21.03 $43,740 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.93 $15.45 $20.69 $25.86 $30.69
Annual Wage (2) $24,810 $32,140 $43,040 $53,780 $63,830


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 5,530 4.23 $22.25 $46,290
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,960 0.56 $18.89 $39,300
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 890 0.18 $26.20 $54,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $26.11 $54,300
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 510 0.37 $14.55 $30,270

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 5,530 4.23 $22.25 $46,290
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,960 0.56 $18.89 $39,300
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 510 0.37 $14.55 $30,270
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 320 0.33 $18.77 $39,050
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 890 0.18 $26.20 $54,490

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 890 0.18 $26.20 $54,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $26.11 $54,300
Ship and Boat Building 5,530 4.23 $22.25 $46,290
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 60 0.03 $21.47 $44,660
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.92 $43,520


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 1,690 0.92 9.05 $22.73 $47,290
California 1,600 0.11 1.08 $22.14 $46,050
Texas 1,530 0.14 1.39 $18.05 $37,540
Mississippi 1,140 1.05 10.39 (8) (8)
Illinois 940 0.17 1.63 $21.42 $44,550




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 1,140 1.05 10.39 (8) (8)
Alabama 1,690 0.92 9.05 $22.73 $47,290
Maine 180 0.31 3.09 $22.97 $47,780
Louisiana 570 0.30 3.01 $21.86 $45,470
Washington 830 0.29 2.90 $25.96 $53,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 110 0.17 1.73 $31.39 $65,280
Washington 830 0.29 2.90 $25.96 $53,990
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $24.85 $51,690
Oregon 40 0.02 0.21 $24.79 $51,560
Indiana 140 0.05 0.48 $23.68 $49,260





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 8.31 82.18 $24.29 $50,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 460 0.17 1.65 $18.28 $38,030
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 440 0.61 6.04 $21.46 $44,650
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 360 2.33 23.03 $21.85 $45,440
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 310 0.58 5.73 $20.24 $42,090
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 270 0.52 5.11 $24.05 $50,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 1.77 $27.06 $56,290
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 240 2.40 23.69 $17.11 $35,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.11 1.07 $18.80 $39,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.50 $17.33 $36,050




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 8.31 82.18 $24.29 $50,530
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 240 2.40 23.69 $17.11 $35,590
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 360 2.33 23.03 $21.85 $45,440
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 440 0.61 6.04 $21.46 $44,650
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 310 0.58 5.73 $20.24 $42,090
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 270 0.52 5.11 $24.05 $50,020
Montgomery, AL 60 0.35 3.47 $16.53 $34,380
Honolulu, HI 110 0.24 2.36 $31.39 $65,280
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 160 0.21 2.03 $16.77 $34,870
Canton-Massillon, OH 30 0.20 1.95 $16.57 $34,460




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)
Honolulu, HI 110 0.24 2.36 $31.39 $65,280
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 50 0.05 0.51 $28.20 $58,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 1.77 $27.06 $56,290
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 1.10 $24.99 $51,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.50 $50,970
Mobile, AL 1,400 8.31 82.18 $24.29 $50,530
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 270 0.52 5.11 $24.05 $50,020
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.63 $49,140
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA (8) (8) (8) $22.24 $46,270
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 360 2.33 23.03 $21.85 $45,440

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 80 0.62 6.14 $19.65 $40,880
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.82 $12.05 $25,070
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.69 $18.53 $38,540

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 80 0.62 6.14 $19.65 $40,880
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.82 $12.05 $25,070
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.69 $18.53 $38,540

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)
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.97 $58,170
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 6.14 $19.65 $40,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.13 $39,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.69 $18.53 $38,540
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.00 $37,430


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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