Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4193)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2518 -28.00 11
United States 36,10029,400 -18.40 890890

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.839.9711.89 14.6918.6023.68

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2911 37.920.0 16.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 5
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)