Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.

National estimates for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
36,240 3.6 % $12.65 $26,320 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.52 $9.32 $11.87 $15.31 $19.28
Annual Wage (2) $15,650 $19,390 $24,700 $31,840 $40,100

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Rubber product manufacturing 6,780 $14.34 $29,830 1 18
Cement and concrete product manufacturing 5,790 $11.80 $24,540 2 32
Clay product and refractory manufacturing 5,140 $11.94 $24,840 3 30
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 3,890 $11.23 $23,360 4 37
Other nonmetallic mineral products 2,280 $12.64 $26,280 5 26

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 30 $23.31 $48,490 36 1
Scientific research and development services (6) $19.76 $41,100 (6) 2
Federal government (OES designation) 150 $18.87 $39,260 23 3
Basic chemical manufacturing 60 $17.76 $36,940 30 4
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 30 $17.69 $36,800 38 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Vermont 180 $12.06 $25,080 0.061% 362
Indiana 1,480 $12.99 $27,020 0.052% 464
Ohio 2,750 $13.37 $27,820 0.051% 473
Arkansas 570 $9.69 $20,160 0.051% 493
Colorado 960 $14.05 $29,220 0.045% 429

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Illinois 1,000 $14.28 $29,700 0.017% 449
North Dakota 60 $14.23 $29,590 0.019% 247
Colorado 960 $14.05 $29,220 0.045% 429
Michigan 850 $14.02 $29,160 0.019% 459
Hawaii 110 $14.01 $29,130 0.020% 347

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ PMSA 120 $15.21 $31,640 0.203%
Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA 360 $12.43 $25,850 0.159%
Longview-Marshall, TX MSA 120 $10.99 $22,860 0.131%
Canton-Massillon, OH MSA 210 $11.36 $23,630 0.118%
Fort Wayne, IN MSA 280 $12.81 $26,630 0.108%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Columbus, OH MSA (6) $22.93 $47,700 (6)
Orange County, CA PMSA 150 $18.40 $38,280 0.011%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 80 $18.12 $37,680 0.010%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 40 $18.08 $37,600 0.001%
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA (6) $16.82 $34,980 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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