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All About Metal and Plastic Workers

Job Description: All metal workers and plastic workers not listed separately.

  • Dross Skimmer
  • Hydraulic Strainer Operator
  • Ballistics Laboratory Gunsmith
  • Wire Strander
  • Machine Set Up Operator

Job Outlook for Metal and Plastic Workers

In the United States, there were 23,000 jobs for Metal and Plastic Worker in 2016. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Metal and Plastic Worker. There will be an estimated 2,200 positions for Metal & Plastic Worker per year.


The states with the most job growth for Metal & Plastic Worker are Utah, Georgia, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in New Hampshire, Missouri, or Rhode Island. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Metal & Plastic Worker

The salary for Metal and Plastic Workers ranges between about $23,040 and $57,950 a year.


Metal and Plastic Workers who work in Montana, Hawaii, or Georgia, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Metal and Plastic Workers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $40,080
Arizona $40,130
California $43,120
Colorado $36,030
Connecticut $40,300
Florida $34,660
Georgia $49,760
Hawaii $53,020
Idaho $34,660
Illinois $39,990
Indiana $34,850
Iowa $40,090
Kansas $33,460
Kentucky $35,410
Louisiana $33,610
Maryland $38,450
Massachusetts $39,310
Michigan $37,040
Minnesota $44,260
Mississippi $38,480
Missouri $28,330
Montana $49,640
Nebraska $38,110
Nevada $35,240
New Hampshire $36,800
New Jersey $34,930
New Mexico $31,530
New York $43,180
North Carolina $42,490
North Dakota $36,400
Ohio $35,290
Oklahoma $38,240
Oregon $36,650
Pennsylvania $41,320
Rhode Island $36,570
South Carolina $39,320
Tennessee $35,150
Texas $40,590
Utah $34,070
Virginia $39,330
Washington $40,550
Wisconsin $38,030

Who Employs Metal and Plastic Workers?


Below are examples of industries where Metal and Plastic Workers work:



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