Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

All metal workers and plastic workers not listed separately.


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)
24,150 4.6 % $16.44 $34,190 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.69 $11.69 $14.83 $19.63 $26.09
Annual Wage (2) $20,140 $24,310 $30,840 $40,820 $54,270


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)
Employment Services 2,460 0.09 $13.81 $28,720
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,820 0.36 $13.31 $27,690
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,820 0.44 $17.40 $36,180
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,280 0.52 $15.63 $32,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,080 0.05 $23.75 $49,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 900 2.18 $15.75 $32,750
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 860 1.51 $18.05 $37,540
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 400 1.01 $14.69 $30,550
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 450 0.85 $17.29 $35,970
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 410 0.78 $13.28 $27,630

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) 1,080 0.05 $23.75 $49,390
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.22 $22.08 $45,930
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 400 0.26 $21.78 $45,300
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.19 $21.53 $44,780
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 150 0.11 $19.59 $40,750


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)
Ohio 3,640 0.74 3.89 $15.53 $32,310
California 2,660 0.19 1.00 $17.90 $37,230
Michigan 1,730 0.46 2.42 $16.10 $33,500
Illinois 1,600 0.29 1.53 $16.65 $34,630
Wisconsin 1,190 0.46 2.39 $15.52 $32,270




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)
New Hampshire 1,130 1.87 9.84 $13.38 $27,820
Ohio 3,640 0.74 3.89 $15.53 $32,310
Michigan 1,730 0.46 2.42 $16.10 $33,500
Wisconsin 1,190 0.46 2.39 $15.52 $32,270
Minnesota 920 0.36 1.90 $15.72 $32,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 510 0.06 0.32 $23.14 $48,140
Pennsylvania 260 0.05 0.25 $21.84 $45,420
Washington 900 0.34 1.76 $21.83 $45,410
Virginia 190 0.05 0.27 $20.89 $43,460
North Carolina 240 0.06 0.33 $19.75 $41,070

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-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.29 1.50 $15.64 $32,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.20 1.04 $13.93 $28,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 680 0.41 2.13 $16.49 $34,300
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 650 0.67 3.52 $18.02 $37,470
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 590 0.44 2.32 $22.12 $46,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 420 0.37 1.95 $17.70 $36,830
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 420 0.43 2.27 $17.63 $36,670
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 400 3.15 16.60 $12.76 $26,540
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.25 1.33 $18.60 $38,690
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 330 0.42 2.19 $18.71 $38,920




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)
Battle Creek, MI 280 5.35 28.17 (8) (8)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 200 3.65 19.20 $13.75 $28,610
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 400 3.15 16.60 $12.76 $26,540
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 160 2.91 15.33 $15.02 $31,250
Mansfield, OH 120 2.43 12.77 $10.87 $22,610
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 240 1.23 6.46 (8) (8)
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 210 1.21 6.37 $18.90 $39,310
Peoria, IL 200 1.20 6.34 $19.82 $41,230
Canton-Massillon, OH 170 1.07 5.64 $14.69 $30,560
Medford, OR 60 0.85 4.48 $15.28 $31,780




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)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 130 0.25 1.34 $30.39 $63,220
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 0.56 $27.48 $57,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.10 $50,120
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.42 $46,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 590 0.44 2.32 $22.12 $46,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.23 $21.90 $45,540
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $21.14 $43,980
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.10 0.52 $20.63 $42,910
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 280 0.27 1.44 $20.56 $42,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.18 0.95 $20.33 $42,280

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 Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 550 2.52 13.27 $13.92 $28,960
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 380 1.48 7.78 $14.71 $30,610
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.91 10.03 $12.94 $26,920
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 190 0.72 3.80 (8) (8)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 1.43 7.50 $13.72 $28,530

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 Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 550 2.52 13.27 $13.92 $28,960
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 140 2.23 11.73 $15.07 $31,350
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.91 10.03 $12.94 $26,920
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 140 1.48 7.80 $13.20 $27,460
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 380 1.48 7.78 $14.71 $30,610

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)
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.52 $53,080
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.38 $25.39 $52,820
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 1.99 $16.96 $35,280
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.23 $16.69 $34,720
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.00 $15.07 $31,350


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011