Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
35,900 2.6 % $15.54 $32,330 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.74 $11.56 $14.52 $18.32 $23.16
Annual Wage (2) $20,270 $24,050 $30,210 $38,110 $48,170


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 20,670 14.95 $14.96 $31,110
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,200 0.59 $15.03 $31,270
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 950 0.26 $16.08 $33,450
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 920 0.33 $15.83 $32,930
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 830 0.23 $15.78 $32,820

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 20,670 14.95 $14.96 $31,110
Hardware Manufacturing 170 0.74 $15.81 $32,880
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 320 0.73 $14.14 $29,420
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,200 0.59 $15.03 $31,270
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 720 0.57 $17.67 $36,740

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) 340 0.02 $24.98 $51,950
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 300 0.06 $22.08 $45,930
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 80 0.09 $20.86 $43,380
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $19.84 $41,280
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $19.34 $40,220


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 3,660 0.24 0.91 $15.63 $32,510
Michigan 3,010 0.74 2.78 $13.71 $28,520
Texas 2,790 0.25 0.94 $14.42 $29,990
Illinois 2,560 0.44 1.67 $16.27 $33,850
Ohio 2,530 0.49 1.83 $13.68 $28,460



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)
Michigan 3,010 0.74 2.78 $13.71 $28,520
Indiana 2,070 0.71 2.68 $15.23 $31,690
Wisconsin 1,650 0.60 2.27 $14.97 $31,130
Rhode Island 270 0.58 2.18 $14.95 $31,100
Nebraska 530 0.56 2.10 $16.50 $34,320



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 160 0.23 0.87 $19.37 $40,290
Washington 320 0.11 0.41 $18.37 $38,200
Oregon 420 0.25 0.93 $18.07 $37,580
Pennsylvania 1,970 0.35 1.31 $18.03 $37,490
Maryland 260 0.10 0.38 $17.81 $37,040




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 1,880 0.50 1.89 $16.37 $34,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.30 1.13 $15.46 $32,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,080 0.38 1.43 $14.90 $31,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 910 0.50 1.87 $17.13 $35,630
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 800 0.78 2.95 $12.98 $27,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.51 1.92 $14.37 $29,890
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 730 0.89 3.35 $14.22 $29,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 620 0.34 1.27 $14.67 $30,510
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 610 0.53 1.99 $13.39 $27,850
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 510 1.26 4.74 $12.97 $26,990



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)
Jackson, MI 190 3.27 12.32 $14.01 $29,130
Mansfield, OH 120 2.46 9.26 $9.53 $19,830
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 150 2.43 9.15 $19.32 $40,190
Elmira, NY 70 1.87 7.05 $15.68 $32,610
Lincoln, NE 310 1.85 6.97 $17.53 $36,470
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 480 1.79 6.73 $18.10 $37,650
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 70 1.74 6.54 $18.18 $37,800
Odessa, TX 110 1.49 5.62 $12.82 $26,660
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 510 1.26 4.74 $12.97 $26,990
Erie, PA 150 1.23 4.64 $17.74 $36,900



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 0.04 0.16 $29.93 $62,240
New Haven, CT 40 0.14 0.52 $22.50 $46,800
Greensboro-High Point, NC 120 0.33 1.25 $21.60 $44,930
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 0.82 $21.12 $43,930
Jackson, MS 60 0.22 0.82 $20.42 $42,470
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 60 0.27 1.03 $20.24 $42,090
Oklahoma City, OK 150 0.24 0.91 $19.98 $41,560
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.23 0.86 $19.59 $40,750
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 150 2.43 9.15 $19.32 $40,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.30 1.13 $19.17 $39,870

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 270 1.28 4.82 $14.35 $29,840
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 0.92 3.46 $11.83 $24,600
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.68 6.34 $15.75 $32,770
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 190 1.52 5.72 $17.20 $35,770
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.18 4.44 $14.83 $30,850

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)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.68 6.34 $15.75 $32,770
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 190 1.52 5.72 $17.20 $35,770
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 1.30 4.90 (8) (8)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.28 4.82 $14.35 $29,840
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.18 4.44 $14.83 $30,850

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 1.27 $17.96 $37,360
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.10 0.38 $17.68 $36,770
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.64 $36,680
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 1.98 $17.44 $36,270
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.43 $17.37 $36,130


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