Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (51-4199)

Occupation description:  All metal workers and plastic workers not listed separately.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 23,00021,400 -6.7800 1,5002,150

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.0010.2912.84 17.2222.4327.70

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
345 14.729.0 22.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation16
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation14
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 44
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 44.0

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
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Gunsmith