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Miscellaneous Metal Worker and Plastic Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Miscellaneous Metal Worker and Plastic Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,120
25th Percentile Wage
$27,030
50th Percentile Wage
$34,740
75th Percentile Wage
$45,170
90th Percentile Wage
$56,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers is $56,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,120. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 155% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,7401.35%5.87%
201534,2701.37%-
201433,8001.27%-
201333,3702.01%-
201232,700--

Table 2. Miscellaneous Metal Worker and Plastic Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $61,640. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $23,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,640
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,750
Construction
$38,250
Manufacturing
$34,950
Mining
$34,700
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,180
Wholesale Trade
$30,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,010
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,270
Retail Trade
$23,930


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