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Life As a Metal and Plastic Worker

Example of Metal & Plastic Worker Job All metal workers and plastic workers not listed separately.

Types of Metal & Plastic Worker Jobs

  • Machine Setter
  • Spaghetti Machine Operator
  • Spindle Maker
  • Discharging Machine Operator
  • Tensioning Machine Operator

Job Demand for Metal and Plastic Workers

There were about 23,000 jobs for Metal and Plastic Worker in 2016 (in the United States). There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Metal and Plastic Worker. The BLS estimates 2,200 yearly job openings in this field.


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.

How Much Does a Metal & Plastic Worker Make?

The average yearly salary of a Metal & Plastic Worker ranges between $23,040 and $57,950.


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

Where do Metal and Plastic Workers Work?


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



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