Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
37,210 5.0 % $12.67 $26,350 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.42 $9.07 $11.77 $15.61 $19.80
Annual Wage (2) $15,440 $18,870 $24,470 $32,460 $41,180

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Rubber product manufacturing 7,980 $13.44 $27,960
Cement and concrete product manufacturing 7,140 $12.00 $24,950
Clay product and refractory manufacturing 4,510 $11.93 $24,820
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 3,530 $11.82 $24,590
Other nonmetallic mineral products 2,610 $13.78 $28,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Metalworking machinery manufacturing (7) $28.13 $58,500
Colleges and universities 40 $22.77 $47,350
Federal government (OES designation) 150 $19.11 $39,750
Basic chemical manufacturing 60 $18.51 $38,510
Misc. durable goods merchant wholesalers (7) $17.76 $36,930

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
Oklahoma 3,250 $8.72 $18,150 0.229%
Vermont 210 $13.88 $28,870 0.072%
Colorado 1,220 $12.98 $27,000 0.058%
Indiana 1,360 $13.94 $29,000 0.048%
Ohio 2,470 $14.27 $29,680 0.047%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Delaware (7) $18.48 $38,430 (7)
Massachusetts 540 $17.96 $37,360 0.017%
West Virginia 250 $15.28 $31,780 0.037%
Idaho 130 $15.13 $31,480 0.023%
Minnesota 480 $14.74 $30,660 0.019%

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
Grand Junction, CO MSA 160 $12.04 $25,040 0.301%
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ PMSA 160 $17.26 $35,890 0.271%
Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA 270 $12.30 $25,590 0.121%
Naples, FL MSA 100 $11.17 $23,220 0.087%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 160 $14.93 $31,060 0.087%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Columbus, OH MSA (7) $24.58 $51,120 (7)
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA (7) $19.43 $40,420 (7)
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI MSA 40 $18.50 $38,490 0.007%
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA (7) $17.88 $37,190 (7)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 80 $17.70 $36,810 0.015%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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