Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2007

51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal

Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.

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)
15,470 5.1 % $15.69 $32,640 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.99 $12.35 $15.20 $18.27 $21.95
Annual Wage (2) $20,790 $25,690 $31,610 $38,000 $45,660

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Foundries 7,640 $14.10 $29,330
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 3,460 $18.51 $38,500
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,840 $16.75 $34,830
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,390 $15.80 $32,860
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 200 $18.95 $39,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 200 $18.95 $39,410
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 3,460 $18.51 $38,500
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 40 $18.39 $38,250
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 60 $17.00 $35,350
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,840 $16.75 $34,830

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Indiana 1,440 $19.49 $40,550 0.049%
Alabama 730 $15.14 $31,490 0.038%
Rhode Island 180 $12.62 $26,250 0.037%
Ohio 1,520 $15.77 $32,790 0.028%
Pennsylvania 1,530 $15.18 $31,580 0.027%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Indiana 1,440 $19.49 $40,550 0.049%
Colorado 70 $18.90 $39,310 0.003%
South Carolina 320 $17.51 $36,420 0.017%
Tennessee 390 $17.09 $35,550 0.014%
West Virginia (8) $17.07 $35,500 (8)

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 130 $15.63 $32,510 0.204%
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 430 $27.03 $56,230 0.156%
Evansville, IN-KY 260 $14.11 $29,350 0.151%
Reading, PA 250 $14.97 $31,130 0.149%
Anniston-Oxford, AL 60 $12.83 $26,690 0.122%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 430 $27.03 $56,230 0.156%
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 $21.32 $44,340 0.025%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 160 $21.13 $43,940 0.056%
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 $20.05 $41,700 0.003%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 160 $19.07 $39,660 0.018%

About May 2007 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 3, 2008

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