Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331500 - Foundries

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 331500 - Foundries.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 331500 - Foundries is part of: NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

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NAICS 331500 - Foundries

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 164,380 100.00% $14.75 $17.11 $35,590 1.3 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,160 3.75% $38.53 $43.70 $90,890 1.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 520 0.32% (5) $71.27 $148,250 2.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,910 1.16% $44.40 $50.14 $104,290 1.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 0.04% $43.07 $43.98 $91,480 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 330 0.20% $37.84 $40.02 $83,250 2.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 0.05% $28.54 $29.72 $61,820 3.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 0.07% $36.89 $36.33 $75,570 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 440 0.27% $37.90 $40.70 $84,650 3.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 210 0.13% $32.24 $32.97 $68,580 2.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,540 0.94% $31.82 $34.54 $71,830 1.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 190 0.12% $30.30 $31.33 $65,170 2.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 0.03% $28.14 $29.69 $61,760 4.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 470 0.29% $40.41 $41.44 $86,190 1.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,180 1.33% $24.74 $26.59 $55,310 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 500 0.30% $21.56 $23.00 $47,850 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (7) (7) $14.00 $16.70 $34,740 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 0.11% $22.49 $22.68 $47,170 2.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 0.04% $20.05 $22.01 $45,780 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 0.04% $22.05 $23.28 $48,410 3.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 0.06% $24.06 $24.12 $50,160 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 630 0.38% $25.74 $27.36 $56,900 1.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.02% $30.56 $30.13 $62,680 3.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 470 0.29% $25.01 $25.77 $53,600 1.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 0.09% $26.72 $27.28 $56,750 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 0.02% $27.85 $29.92 $62,220 6.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 0.04% $18.25 $18.67 $38,830 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 0.03% $26.75 $28.59 $59,460 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 0.07% $26.02 $25.86 $53,800 3.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,800 2.92% $25.21 $25.94 $53,950 1.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 0.05% $28.38 $29.76 $61,900 2.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 0.03% $27.15 $30.36 $63,160 6.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 80 0.05% $26.73 $27.64 $57,500 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,290 0.78% $27.87 $28.48 $59,230 2.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 590 0.36% $29.50 $30.12 $62,640 2.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 780 0.47% $27.22 $28.35 $58,960 1.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 200 0.12% $18.09 $18.99 $39,510 2.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 530 0.32% $16.92 $18.12 $37,700 2.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 160 0.10% $19.08 $19.36 $40,280 1.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 300 0.18% $22.11 $23.25 $48,370 2.6 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 30 0.02% $23.47 $24.37 $50,690 7.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 0.02% $25.02 $26.85 $55,850 3.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 100 0.06% $17.65 $18.13 $37,710 3.0 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 80 0.05% $20.86 $21.93 $45,600 7.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 0.02% $26.49 $25.96 $54,000 5.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 140 0.09% $22.70 $23.39 $48,650 3.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 40 0.02% $23.77 $23.45 $48,780 3.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 0.05% $21.65 $22.50 $46,800 2.8 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 220 0.13% $11.28 $12.37 $25,720 4.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 210 0.13% $11.11 $11.88 $24,720 3.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,210 0.74% $11.31 $12.34 $25,670 2.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 0.69% $11.19 $12.19 $25,350 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 40 0.02% $13.67 $13.26 $27,590 4.2 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,340 0.82% $26.25 $28.26 $58,780 2.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 0.04% $31.78 $34.20 $71,130 6.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 0.08% $31.05 $33.59 $69,870 8.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 910 0.55% $24.55 $26.60 $55,320 2.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 160 0.10% $31.95 $33.42 $69,520 4.1 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9,530 5.80% $13.97 $14.99 $31,180 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 0.35% $21.22 $23.71 $49,320 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 0.06% $11.51 $11.68 $24,290 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 0.24% $12.46 $12.89 $26,810 4.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,170 0.71% $13.94 $14.24 $29,620 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 440 0.27% $14.58 $14.82 $30,830 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 0.04% $12.89 $13.78 $28,650 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 520 0.32% $16.02 $16.91 $35,180 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 0.03% $13.30 $14.82 $30,830 9.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 0.08% $13.28 $13.88 $28,880 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 330 0.20% $14.89 $15.50 $32,230 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 160 0.10% $10.65 $10.79 $22,450 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 830 0.50% $17.35 $18.10 $37,650 1.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,560 0.95% $13.38 $13.77 $28,630 0.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 760 0.46% $13.67 $14.44 $30,030 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 0.10% $13.45 $13.76 $28,620 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 510 0.31% $16.29 $17.17 $35,700 1.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 510 0.31% $12.19 $12.08 $25,130 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 0.02% $15.06 $15.73 $32,720 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 0.02% $12.17 $12.43 $25,850 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,070 0.65% $11.88 $12.19 $25,360 1.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,860 1.74% $20.91 $21.93 $45,610 3.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 0.07% $25.84 $26.29 $54,680 2.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 80 0.05% $17.72 $19.59 $40,750 7.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,790 1.09% $21.66 $22.98 $47,800 3.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 0.04% $16.96 $18.36 $38,190 5.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 0.15% $28.38 $25.90 $53,870 5.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 0.07% $18.27 $19.82 $41,230 10.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 12,700 7.73% $19.00 $19.97 $41,540 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,210 0.74% $26.84 $27.64 $57,500 1.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 0.04% $18.02 $18.26 $37,970 4.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 70 0.04% $18.38 $18.75 $38,990 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 80 0.05% $23.71 $23.00 $47,840 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 0.03% $19.80 $20.13 $41,870 5.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,700 1.03% $18.41 $19.22 $39,990 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 6,400 3.89% $18.25 $18.98 $39,480 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,190 0.72% $16.27 $16.89 $35,120 1.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 1,120 0.68% $21.03 $22.73 $47,270 4.3 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 230 0.14% $18.86 $19.06 $39,650 3.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 250 0.15% $14.41 $14.36 $29,870 2.7 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 111,930 68.09% $13.67 $14.83 $30,840 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 7,600 4.62% $21.61 $22.65 $47,110 0.9 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (7) (7) $12.98 $13.19 $27,440 5.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 0.02% $13.14 $12.98 $27,000 10.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 0.07% $13.75 $13.99 $29,100 6.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,320 1.41% $11.91 $12.33 $25,640 1.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 4,020 2.45% $13.97 $14.52 $30,200 1.6 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 220 0.13% $16.96 $17.43 $36,260 2.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 0.24% $12.30 $12.44 $25,870 2.7 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 760 0.46% $14.29 $14.06 $29,250 2.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 0.08% $14.53 $14.37 $29,890 3.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,840 2.94% $11.81 $12.00 $24,970 1.7 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,430 0.87% $13.57 $13.94 $28,990 2.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 10,280 6.25% $12.64 $13.16 $27,380 1.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,200 0.73% $13.74 $14.46 $30,070 2.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 670 0.41% $13.73 $14.30 $29,730 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 3,020 1.84% $16.30 $16.82 $34,980 2.2 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 3,990 2.43% $14.04 $14.65 $30,470 1.2 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 7,480 4.55% $13.12 $13.59 $28,270 0.9 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 330 0.20% $16.31 $16.89 $35,130 2.9 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 1,790 1.09% $17.43 $18.69 $38,870 3.8 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 11,820 7.19% $12.79 $13.66 $28,420 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 12,900 7.85% $14.10 $14.86 $30,910 1.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,450 0.88% $12.56 $13.05 $27,150 2.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 2,520 1.53% $18.72 $19.46 $40,490 2.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,340 1.42% $14.16 $14.91 $31,020 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 340 0.21% $16.44 $20.03 $41,660 16.1 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,090 0.66% $13.90 $14.34 $29,830 1.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 340 0.21% $16.86 $18.50 $38,490 5.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 0.25% $14.87 $14.72 $30,630 3.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 2,110 1.28% $12.77 $14.21 $29,550 5.6 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 160 0.10% $15.87 $16.42 $34,160 2.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 600 0.37% $11.90 $12.20 $25,380 1.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 4,480 2.73% $11.69 $12.09 $25,150 1.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 0.12% $13.49 $15.24 $31,710 6.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 140 0.09% $11.40 $11.32 $23,550 3.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 0.10% $12.85 $13.04 $27,110 4.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 0.04% $11.16 $11.35 $23,610 2.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 630 0.38% $15.83 $17.66 $36,740 9.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 7,300 4.44% $13.99 $14.80 $30,780 1.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 0.09% $12.36 $12.51 $26,010 3.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 890 0.54% $12.45 $12.64 $26,290 2.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 150 0.09% $11.40 $11.20 $23,290 3.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 510 0.31% $12.73 $13.68 $28,460 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 4,860 2.96% $11.00 $11.58 $24,090 2.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10,450 6.36% $13.48 $15.00 $31,210 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 0.15% $20.28 $20.46 $42,560 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 0.05% $19.93 $21.72 $45,180 3.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 490 0.30% $15.58 $16.20 $33,690 2.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 230 0.14% $12.02 $12.53 $26,070 3.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 0.06% $13.88 $13.54 $28,170 4.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 890 0.54% $15.25 $16.79 $34,920 3.6 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 80 0.05% $22.24 $19.75 $41,080 8.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,760 1.68% $13.52 $14.73 $30,640 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 330 0.20% $23.32 $20.93 $43,520 7.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,730 2.27% $13.28 $14.77 $30,720 6.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 690 0.42% $11.57 $11.61 $24,150 2.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 670 0.41% $11.77 $11.78 $24,510 1.8 %

About November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(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.

(5) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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