Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
6,000 5.7 % $21.50 $44,730 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.86 $15.13 $20.55 $27.49 $33.35
Annual Wage (2) $24,670 $31,470 $42,740 $57,190 $69,380


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 710 0.17 $17.50 $36,400
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 540 0.35 $21.08 $43,840
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 370 0.08 $24.00 $49,910
Plastics Product Manufacturing 320 0.06 $17.93 $37,280
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 290 0.19 $32.86 $68,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 540 0.35 $21.08 $43,840
Hardware Manufacturing 60 0.26 $19.56 $40,680
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 290 0.19 $32.86 $68,360
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 710 0.17 $17.50 $36,400
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 60 0.16 $20.53 $42,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 290 0.19 $32.86 $68,360
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 30 0.01 $25.91 $53,880
Household Appliance Manufacturing 60 0.11 $25.47 $52,970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $25.40 $52,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $24.64 $51,250


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,200 0.32 6.74 $24.71 $51,410
Illinois 380 0.07 1.46 $22.05 $45,870
California 380 0.03 0.57 $22.88 $47,580
Wisconsin 340 0.13 2.78 $24.64 $51,260
New York 290 0.04 0.74 $19.94 $41,470




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,200 0.32 6.74 $24.71 $51,410
Wisconsin 340 0.13 2.78 $24.64 $51,260
Vermont 40 0.13 2.71 $20.57 $42,780
Rhode Island 50 0.12 2.50 $22.10 $45,970
Indiana 210 0.08 1.61 $21.13 $43,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 130 0.05 1.04 $30.35 $63,130
Connecticut 80 0.05 1.10 $26.54 $55,200
Florida 50 0.01 0.13 $26.09 $54,280
Michigan 1,200 0.32 6.74 $24.71 $51,410
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.70 $24.70 $51,370

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.05 0.95 $19.74 $41,060
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 1.17 $24.46 $50,880
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 140 0.22 4.60 (8) (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.16 3.48 $25.70 $53,460
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 1.89 $30.70 $63,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.07 1.42 $27.72 $57,660
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.20 4.15 $23.33 $48,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 1.48 $24.11 $50,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.42 $16.38 $34,070
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 1.48 $18.69 $38,880




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 50 0.84 17.76 $23.49 $48,870
Coeur d'Alene, ID 30 0.65 13.82 $13.41 $27,900
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 140 0.22 4.60 (8) (8)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.20 4.15 $23.33 $48,530
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.16 3.48 $25.70 $53,460
Rochester, NY 50 0.09 1.99 $24.01 $49,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 1.89 $30.70 $63,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 1.48 $24.11 $50,150
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 1.48 $18.69 $38,880
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.07 1.46 $21.63 $44,990




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 1.89 $30.70 $63,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.04 0.85 $30.63 $63,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.49 $29.99 $62,370
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.97 $58,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.07 1.42 $27.72 $57,660
Sheboygan, WI (8) (8) (8) $27.44 $57,080
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.16 3.48 $25.70 $53,460
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 1.17 $24.46 $50,880
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 1.42 $24.37 $50,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 1.48 $24.11 $50,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 7.33 $13.33 $27,730
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 4.20 $19.87 $41,340
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 3.12 $18.23 $37,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 7.33 $13.33 $27,730
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 4.20 $19.87 $41,340
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 3.12 $18.23 $37,920

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.94 $62,270
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.93 $41,450
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 4.20 $19.87 $41,340
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 3.12 $18.23 $37,920
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.35 $36,090


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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 17, 2011

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