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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 6064 6.70 12
United States 22,40018,700 -16.60 390390

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.2010.0112.00 16.0021.2327.16

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6011 18.329.4 23.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation15
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation21
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 31
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.4

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

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)