Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
13,090 5.0 % $16.71 $34,760 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.33 $12.94 $16.24 $19.45 $24.13
Annual Wage (2) $21,490 $26,910 $33,780 $40,450 $50,180


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 6,070 $14.54 $30,230
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 3,530 $20.36 $42,340
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,420 $18.01 $37,460
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,230 $16.41 $34,130
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 170 $15.88 $33,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 60 $20.43 $42,490
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 3,530 $20.36 $42,340
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,420 $18.01 $37,460
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 100 $17.19 $35,750
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,230 $16.41 $34,130


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 Employment per thousand workers
Indiana 1,150 $20.41 $42,460 0.412
Michigan 1,240 $18.91 $39,330 0.318
Alabama 520 $19.18 $39,900 0.279
Wisconsin 720 $15.52 $32,290 0.268
Ohio 1,280 $15.78 $32,830 0.251

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Arkansas 60 $24.38 $50,720 0.051
South Carolina 190 $20.71 $43,070 0.106
Indiana 1,150 $20.41 $42,460 0.412
Connecticut (8) $19.32 $40,190 (8)
Alabama 520 $19.18 $39,900 0.279


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 Employment per thousand workers
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 160 $15.78 $32,820 2.699
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 540 $23.97 $49,860 2.031
Muncie, IN 40 $17.77 $36,950 0.892
Coeur d'Alene, ID 40 $11.63 $24,190 0.643
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 70 $10.20 $21,210 0.602

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 540 $23.97 $49,860 2.031
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 150 $22.69 $47,200 0.524
Fort Wayne, IN 50 $20.49 $42,620 0.254
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 $18.92 $39,350 0.038
Reading, PA 70 $18.05 $37,540 0.412


About May 2009 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 XLS files.

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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May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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