Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes.

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
$20,440
($9/hour)
Middle:
$26,230
($12/hour)
Up to:
$34,490
($16/hour)
Average:
$29,810
($14/hour)

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:
None

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers

 

Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.