Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic


Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Include shipfitters.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Refrigeration And Service Machinery
  2. Fabricated Structural Metal Products

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 270 13.25 10.20 14.77 27,550 21,210 30,720
St Louis MSA 170 17.79 12.02 20.67 37,000 24,990 43,000
Kansas City* 30 15.62 11.62 17.61 32,484 24,179 36,636
St. Louis County* 10 12.68 11.37 13.33 26,368 23,642 27,732

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 360 320 -40 -11.11 9 Caution
Kansas City MSA 50 50 .00 1 Caution
St Louis MSA 220 190 -30 -13.64 6 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant