Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.

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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)
20,770 7.8 % $14.01 $29,130 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $10.72 $13.05 $16.40 $22.13
Annual Wage (2) $18,310 $22,300 $27,130 $34,120 $46,030

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 12,620 $13.97 $29,050 1 8
Other fabricated metal product manufacturing 1,210 $13.77 $28,630 2 10
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 970 $12.26 $25,510 3 15
Plastics product manufacturing 770 $13.82 $28,750 4 9
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 460 $16.47 $34,250 5 1

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 460 $16.47 $34,250 5 1
Boiler, tank, and shipping container mfg. (6) $16.16 $33,620 (6) 2
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. (6) $15.99 $33,260 (6) 3
Rubber product manufacturing 150 $15.66 $32,570 8 4
Other nonferrous metal production 40 $14.84 $30,860 15 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
Indiana 2,040 $16.85 $35,050 0.071% 340
Wisconsin 1,340 $13.19 $27,430 0.050% 515
Iowa 610 $13.40 $27,880 0.043% 421
Oregon 540 $12.85 $26,730 0.035% 472
Ohio 1,790 $16.14 $33,570 0.034% 414

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 850 $19.03 $39,580 0.010% 366
Vermont 60 $18.75 $39,010 0.021% 191
Indiana 2,040 $16.85 $35,050 0.071% 340
Ohio 1,790 $16.14 $33,570 0.034% 414
Minnesota 290 $15.67 $32,590 0.011% 438

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
Lancaster, PA MSA 420 $12.62 $26,240 0.192%
Benton Harbor, MI MSA 90 $13.13 $27,310 0.142%
Racine, WI PMSA 70 $12.96 $26,950 0.092%
Reading, PA MSA 100 $13.83 $28,770 0.063%
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 580 $16.64 $34,610 0.053%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA (6) $17.35 $36,080 (6)
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 580 $16.64 $34,610 0.053%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 90 $16.23 $33,750 0.008%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA (6) $16.22 $33,740 (6)
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 200 $16.12 $33,520 0.012%

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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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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