Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 331500 - Foundries.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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

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NAICS 331500 - Foundries

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 128,670 100.00% $15.95 $18.87 $39,260 1.0 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,970 3.86% $44.12 $50.77 $105,590 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 510 0.40% $77.57 $81.90 $170,360 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,550 1.20% $48.34 $54.35 $113,050 2.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 320 0.25% $47.52 $51.55 $107,210 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 0.09% $41.88 $42.68 $88,780 2.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 340 0.26% $45.30 $49.42 $102,800 2.5 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 80 0.06% $32.87 $35.08 $72,960 4.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 70 0.05% $40.69 $43.46 $90,390 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,270 0.99% $36.54 $39.67 $82,510 1.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 140 0.11% $35.55 $36.67 $76,270 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 460 0.36% $45.62 $47.29 $98,370 1.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 0.05% $39.12 $41.98 $87,320 5.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,910 1.48% $26.27 $28.58 $59,440 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 540 0.42% $23.79 $24.41 $50,770 1.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 0.09% $25.61 $27.27 $56,730 5.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 120 0.09% $25.74 $26.80 $55,750 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 0.05% $20.12 $23.05 $47,950 3.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 0.09% $25.53 $26.29 $54,690 2.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 0.03% $63.55 $63.20 $131,460 23.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 0.13% $34.12 $34.54 $71,840 4.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 640 0.50% $27.04 $27.84 $57,920 1.3 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 550 0.43% $28.19 $29.31 $60,970 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 0.04% $29.76 $30.00 $62,400 2.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 0.04% $39.55 $38.72 $80,530 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 0.14% $23.72 $25.25 $52,510 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 0.02% $33.91 $34.58 $71,920 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 0.16% $27.97 $28.53 $59,340 1.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,420 3.44% $29.57 $30.20 $62,810 1.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 0.02% $31.62 $32.97 $68,590 5.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,470 1.14% $32.30 $32.83 $68,290 1.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 590 0.46% $34.10 $34.62 $72,010 1.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 800 0.62% $31.88 $33.34 $69,340 1.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 250 0.19% $34.90 $35.97 $74,820 3.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 0.07% $21.74 $22.01 $45,790 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 0.04% $21.77 $22.21 $46,200 3.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 580 0.45% $21.18 $22.34 $46,460 1.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 180 0.14% $19.79 $20.82 $43,300 2.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 250 0.19% $18.63 $19.27 $40,080 2.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 170 0.13% $19.92 $21.46 $44,630 2.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 0.06% $18.98 $19.49 $40,530 4.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40 0.03% $21.69 $21.93 $45,620 5.3 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 230 0.18% $28.18 $29.00 $60,310 1.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 190 0.15% $28.47 $29.25 $60,840 1.7 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 60 0.05% $12.09 $14.15 $29,420 4.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 60 0.05% $11.83 $12.59 $26,180 3.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 50 0.04% $10.02 $10.68 $22,220 5.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 830 0.65% $11.74 $12.67 $26,350 2.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 0.62% $11.65 $12.52 $26,040 2.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,610 1.25% $28.99 $32.30 $67,190 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 0.13% $37.01 $40.03 $83,270 6.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 0.03% $31.40 $34.16 $71,050 2.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,300 1.01% $28.56 $31.99 $66,530 4.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 0.04% $29.63 $30.26 $62,940 4.3 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8,120 6.31% $15.98 $16.98 $35,330 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 490 0.38% $24.76 $25.77 $53,600 1.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 340 0.26% $15.32 $15.41 $32,050 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 850 0.66% $16.63 $17.16 $35,690 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 310 0.24% $16.23 $16.80 $34,940 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 0.05% $14.15 $14.61 $30,390 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 660 0.51% $18.08 $18.58 $38,640 1.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 0.02% $16.04 $14.94 $31,080 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 260 0.20% $16.95 $17.41 $36,220 1.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 260 0.20% $12.84 $12.87 $26,770 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 890 0.69% $19.20 $20.13 $41,880 1.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,420 1.10% $15.02 $15.28 $31,790 0.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 560 0.44% $14.23 $14.64 $30,460 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 0.05% $15.27 $15.58 $32,400 4.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 390 0.30% $19.47 $20.17 $41,940 2.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 490 0.38% $14.45 $15.00 $31,190 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 970 0.75% $13.46 $14.07 $29,260 2.3 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,510 1.17% $24.91 $26.38 $54,870 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 40 0.03% $30.00 $29.97 $62,340 6.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 30 0.02% $18.71 $21.21 $44,120 8.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 40 0.03% $20.91 $23.13 $48,110 9.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,190 0.92% $24.23 $25.68 $53,410 3.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8,950 6.96% $20.24 $21.91 $45,580 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,100 0.85% $29.97 $30.65 $63,750 1.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 30 0.02% $30.15 $27.37 $56,920 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,190 1.70% $20.58 $21.99 $45,750 2.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,790 2.95% $18.59 $19.17 $39,880 1.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 540 0.42% $15.83 $16.20 $33,700 2.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 920 0.72% $24.34 $26.19 $54,470 4.4 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 260 0.20% $19.27 $19.72 $41,020 3.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 0.02% $12.37 $13.25 $27,570 5.1 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 88,100 68.47% $14.88 $16.02 $33,330 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 6,090 4.73% $25.23 $26.04 $54,160 0.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 0.11% $12.63 $13.95 $29,030 4.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,300 1.79% $13.89 $14.29 $29,720 2.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 560 0.44% $14.42 $17.47 $36,330 11.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 2,390 1.86% $14.64 $15.27 $31,750 1.8 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 90 0.07% $22.18 $22.57 $46,940 3.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 0.24% $14.94 $15.29 $31,790 2.6 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 600 0.47% $15.53 $15.97 $33,220 3.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 450 0.35% $15.66 $16.20 $33,700 3.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,480 1.93% $13.42 $13.81 $28,710 1.9 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,140 0.89% $13.34 $13.69 $28,480 2.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7,540 5.86% $14.30 $14.84 $30,860 1.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 770 0.60% $15.72 $16.12 $33,540 3.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 0.31% $13.44 $14.06 $29,240 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 3,350 2.60% $16.85 $17.77 $36,950 2.7 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 3,400 2.64% $15.58 $16.35 $34,010 1.4 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 6,070 4.72% $14.17 $14.54 $30,230 1.2 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 220 0.17% $14.12 $16.03 $33,350 5.1 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 1,750 1.36% $17.52 $19.15 $39,830 3.5 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 9,390 7.30% $14.11 $14.43 $30,020 1.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 10,530 8.18% $14.22 $15.23 $31,670 2.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 890 0.69% $14.71 $15.28 $31,780 2.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 1,600 1.24% $20.79 $21.65 $45,030 2.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,670 2.08% $16.25 $17.03 $35,420 1.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 0.05% $17.05 $17.72 $36,860 3.9 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 700 0.54% $15.76 $15.94 $33,150 1.5 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 40 0.03% $23.01 $23.71 $49,320 5.5 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 380 0.30% $15.45 $15.95 $33,180 3.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 1,020 0.79% $14.72 $15.45 $32,140 2.4 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 900 0.70% $14.89 $15.43 $32,090 3.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 0.04% $15.82 $17.28 $35,940 5.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 440 0.34% $12.47 $12.60 $26,200 2.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 4,310 3.35% $13.27 $13.53 $28,140 1.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 0.05% $15.72 $16.85 $35,050 7.3 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 30 0.02% $13.32 $13.26 $27,590 6.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 0.04% $13.53 $13.76 $28,630 4.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 330 0.26% $15.06 $15.16 $31,530 2.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 6,270 4.87% $15.85 $16.42 $34,150 1.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 450 0.35% $13.01 $13.30 $27,660 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 630 0.49% $13.19 $13.62 $28,340 2.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) (8) $16.10 $15.52 $32,290 8.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 110 0.09% $13.77 $14.08 $29,290 4.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 700 0.54% $11.59 $12.70 $26,420 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 4,560 3.54% $11.87 $12.35 $25,690 1.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,690 1.31% $16.28 $17.87 $37,170 4.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7,150 5.56% $14.62 $15.97 $33,210 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 0.12% $21.54 $22.66 $47,120 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 0.09% $24.77 $25.27 $52,570 2.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 370 0.29% $16.38 $16.65 $34,620 1.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 30 0.02% $13.36 $13.66 $28,410 6.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,020 0.79% $19.29 $21.81 $45,370 4.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,310 1.80% $14.24 $14.91 $31,020 1.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 0.05% $11.94 $12.50 $26,010 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,270 1.76% $13.53 $14.40 $29,940 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 320 0.25% $14.39 $14.30 $29,740 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 450 0.35% $11.92 $12.77 $26,560 3.6 %

About May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.




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