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Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 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. Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,620
25th Percentile Wage
$25,550
50th Percentile Wage
$31,280
75th Percentile Wage
$39,380
90th Percentile Wage
$50,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $50,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,620. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% 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 plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,2802.33%4.99%
201530,5501.11%-
201430,2100.23%-
201330,1401.39%-
201229,720--

Table 2. Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 5 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 plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $52,500. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $27,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,500
Transportation and Warehousing
$46,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,930
Manufacturing
$31,210
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,200

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic by States

From the above tables we note that not only plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,390 to $39,840. The highest paying state for plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $39,840. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,390. For more salary information of plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Dakota
$39,840
West Virginia
$39,190
Oklahoma
$37,820
Maine
$36,630
Massachusetts
$35,920
Utah
$35,730
Pennsylvania
$35,590
Oregon
$35,270
Georgia
$34,850
Kansas
$34,610
Washington
$33,560
New Hampshire
$32,350
Vermont
$32,280
Colorado
$32,250
Nebraska
$32,040
Connecticut
$31,970
Iowa
$31,890
Ohio
$31,800
South Carolina
$31,770
North Carolina
$31,720
Wisconsin
$31,650
Minnesota
$31,520
Illinois
$31,490
Rhode Island
$31,320
Maryland
$31,050
New York
$31,000
Arkansas
$30,840
Virginia
$30,830
Alabama
$30,780
Missouri
$30,640
Arizona
$30,350
Nevada
$30,260
California
$30,040
Indiana
$29,910
Idaho
$29,790
Kentucky
$29,350
Michigan
$28,870
Tennessee
$28,550
New Jersey
$28,470
Florida
$28,340
Texas
$26,750
Puerto Rico
$18,390


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