Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
36,120 2.6 % $15.52 $32,280 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.70 $11.45 $14.49 $18.28 $22.96
Annual Wage (2) $20,180 $23,820 $30,140 $38,010 $47,770


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 20,370 14.91 $14.77 $30,730
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,930 0.78 $14.70 $30,570
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 990 0.27 $15.94 $33,160
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 970 0.35 $15.81 $32,880
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 810 0.16 $15.76 $32,790

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 20,370 14.91 $14.77 $30,730
Hardware Manufacturing 190 0.84 $16.04 $33,350
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,930 0.78 $14.70 $30,570
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 120 0.64 $14.37 $29,890
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 230 0.61 $16.36 $34,030

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 500 0.10 $27.14 $56,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 380 0.02 $24.85 $51,680
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 260 0.28 $21.32 $44,340
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $20.87 $43,410
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $20.25 $42,130


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 3,340 0.23 0.83 $15.59 $32,420
Illinois 2,580 0.45 1.66 $16.17 $33,640
Texas 2,580 0.24 0.87 $14.85 $30,890
Michigan 2,530 0.63 2.33 $13.96 $29,040
Indiana 2,300 0.81 2.96 $15.97 $33,210




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)
Indiana 2,300 0.81 2.96 $15.97 $33,210
Nebraska 640 0.69 2.52 $14.29 $29,730
Arkansas 780 0.67 2.47 $15.01 $31,210
Michigan 2,530 0.63 2.33 $13.96 $29,040
Wisconsin 1,600 0.59 2.17 $14.90 $30,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 180 0.25 0.91 $19.21 $39,950
Georgia 500 0.13 0.47 $18.82 $39,140
Pennsylvania 2,100 0.37 1.37 $18.33 $38,120
Oregon 400 0.24 0.88 $17.88 $37,200
Nevada 40 0.03 0.12 $17.72 $36,860





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.56 2.04 $16.19 $33,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.28 1.04 $15.24 $31,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,010 0.37 1.34 $14.82 $30,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 960 0.54 1.97 $17.30 $35,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.52 1.91 $14.58 $30,330
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 740 0.74 2.70 $12.42 $25,840
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 710 0.87 3.19 $14.83 $30,840
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 680 0.62 2.26 $13.26 $27,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 620 0.35 1.27 $14.60 $30,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 460 0.36 1.30 $15.48 $32,190




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 110 2.83 10.38 $18.88 $39,270
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 130 2.22 8.14 $19.81 $41,200
Elmira, NY 80 2.12 7.76 $15.47 $32,180
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 120 1.84 6.75 $15.51 $32,270
Anniston-Oxford, AL 70 1.74 6.37 $16.56 $34,440
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 190 1.67 6.14 $12.57 $26,140
Odessa, TX 110 1.50 5.50 $11.27 $23,430
Racine, WI 90 1.25 4.59 $15.50 $32,230
Lynchburg, VA 120 1.25 4.59 $13.44 $27,960
Lincoln, NE 190 1.15 4.22 $17.09 $35,550




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.17 $28.73 $59,760
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.50 $48,890
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.22 0.81 $21.24 $44,190
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 150 0.35 1.28 $20.75 $43,150
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 300 1.11 4.07 $20.72 $43,090
Jackson, MS 120 0.49 1.79 $19.96 $41,520
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.25 0.93 $19.93 $41,440
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 80 0.34 1.23 $19.89 $41,360
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 130 2.22 8.14 $19.81 $41,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 350 0.15 0.56 $19.77 $41,120

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 330 1.61 5.91 $14.95 $31,090
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 200 1.60 5.86 $16.88 $35,110
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.19 4.37 $17.82 $37,070
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.69 2.55 $11.26 $23,420
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.16 4.25 $16.05 $33,390

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 330 1.61 5.91 $14.95 $31,090
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 200 1.60 5.86 $16.88 $35,110
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.19 4.37 $17.82 $37,070
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.18 4.33 $20.01 $41,630
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.16 4.25 $16.05 $33,390

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 110 0.75 2.77 $20.73 $43,120
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.18 4.33 $20.01 $41,630
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 1.66 $19.58 $40,730
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.13 $39,790
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 1.04 $18.04 $37,530


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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