Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008

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)
41,900 2.9 % $13.98 $29,090 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.85 $10.71 $13.40 $16.50 $19.73
Annual Wage (2) $18,410 $22,270 $27,870 $34,310 $41,050


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
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 12,570 $13.47 $28,020
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,970 $14.39 $29,930
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,670 $13.19 $27,440
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,400 $13.40 $27,860
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 3,360 $13.24 $27,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) $33.63 $69,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 $24.87 $51,740
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 110 $23.26 $48,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES designation) 130 $20.33 $42,290
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) $19.55 $40,660


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
Vermont 260 $15.98 $33,240 0.086%
Utah 930 $13.38 $27,820 0.076%
Nebraska 660 $13.57 $28,220 0.071%
New Hampshire 370 $16.01 $33,290 0.058%
Kansas 710 $12.81 $26,650 0.052%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 130 $17.44 $36,280 0.021%
Minnesota 390 $16.53 $34,380 0.014%
Connecticut 140 $16.27 $33,840 0.008%
Massachusetts 1,330 $16.19 $33,680 0.041%
Georgia 1,150 $16.09 $33,460 0.028%


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
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 270 $18.96 $39,430 0.450%
Pittsfield, MA 140 $15.75 $32,770 0.429%
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 140 $15.08 $31,360 0.279%
New Bedford, MA 130 $16.27 $33,850 0.204%
Lincoln, NE 300 $13.95 $29,020 0.181%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 110 $19.02 $39,560 0.068%
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 270 $18.96 $39,430 0.450%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 $18.40 $38,270 0.015%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 $18.35 $38,170 0.014%
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) $18.34 $38,140 (8)


About May 2008 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:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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