Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile 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)
6,090 5.4 % $18.19 $37,830 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.44 $13.10 $17.45 $22.36 $29.33
Annual Wage (2) $19,640 $27,250 $36,290 $46,510 $61,000

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
Foundries 1,680 $18.08 $37,600 1 10
Other fabricated metal product manufacturing 820 $20.15 $41,920 2 4
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 460 $19.56 $40,690 3 6
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 410 $22.89 $47,610 4 1
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 280 $13.03 $27,110 5 17

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 410 $22.89 $47,610 4 1
Industrial machinery manufacturing 160 $20.60 $42,840 10 2
Turbine and power transmission equipment mfg. 50 $20.27 $42,150 14 3
Other fabricated metal product manufacturing 820 $20.15 $41,920 2 4
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 160 $20.11 $41,830 8 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
Wisconsin 680 $17.87 $37,180 0.025% 327
Ohio 730 $22.44 $46,670 0.014% 203
Indiana 390 $17.50 $36,400 0.014% 311
Michigan 560 $24.25 $50,440 0.013% 191
Iowa 130 $19.86 $41,310 0.009% 194

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Michigan 560 $24.25 $50,440 0.013% 191
Ohio 730 $22.44 $46,670 0.014% 203
Iowa 130 $19.86 $41,310 0.009% 194
Massachusetts 120 $19.61 $40,790 0.004% 330
Washington 100 $18.46 $38,390 0.004% 380

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
Mansfield, OH MSA 30 $18.66 $38,800 0.039%
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI MSA 210 $26.74 $55,610 0.039%
Provo-Orem, UT MSA 40 $11.61 $24,150 0.028%
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 210 $27.61 $57,430 0.019%
Lancaster, PA MSA 40 $14.68 $30,530 0.018%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 210 $27.61 $57,430 0.019%
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI MSA 210 $26.74 $55,610 0.039%
Dayton-Springfield, OH MSA 40 $21.66 $45,060 0.009%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 60 $20.93 $43,540 0.005%
Indianapolis, IN MSA 140 $20.83 $43,330 0.016%

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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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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