Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.


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)
114,760 1.9 % $14.44 $30,030 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.00 $10.70 $13.54 $17.13 $21.65
Annual Wage (2) $18,730 $22,260 $28,160 $35,620 $45,020


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 49,590 9.89 $13.11 $27,270
Foundries 9,560 8.77 $15.00 $31,210
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 6,380 1.55 $15.31 $31,850
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 4,970 1.87 $15.19 $31,600
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 3,860 2.53 $16.94 $35,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 49,590 9.89 $13.11 $27,270
Foundries 9,560 8.77 $15.00 $31,210
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 3,860 2.53 $16.94 $35,230
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 2,230 1.91 $15.12 $31,450
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 4,970 1.87 $15.19 $31,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 650 0.03 $26.27 $54,650
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,110 1.31 $22.03 $45,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,700 0.35 $20.45 $42,540
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,690 0.76 $19.62 $40,810
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 170 0.42 $18.67 $38,820


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 10,270 2.73 3.03 $14.45 $30,050
Ohio 9,560 1.94 2.15 $14.29 $29,730
Indiana 8,180 3.00 3.32 $14.22 $29,580
California 7,990 0.57 0.63 $12.71 $26,430
Wisconsin 6,850 2.63 2.91 $14.24 $29,610




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)
Indiana 8,180 3.00 3.32 $14.22 $29,580
Michigan 10,270 2.73 3.03 $14.45 $30,050
Wisconsin 6,850 2.63 2.91 $14.24 $29,610
Ohio 9,560 1.94 2.15 $14.29 $29,730
Iowa 2,480 1.73 1.91 $14.19 $29,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 650 0.27 0.29 $19.42 $40,390
Maine 470 0.81 0.90 $17.48 $36,360
Nevada 260 0.23 0.26 $17.15 $35,670
Missouri 3,460 1.34 1.48 $16.53 $34,370
Washington 1,480 0.55 0.61 $16.48 $34,280

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,390 0.89 0.98 $11.75 $24,440
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,630 0.74 0.82 $16.29 $33,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,310 1.84 2.04 $17.01 $35,390
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,170 2.24 2.48 $16.12 $33,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,030 1.21 1.34 $15.60 $32,440
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,830 2.33 2.58 $14.33 $29,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,820 0.73 0.81 $12.51 $26,020
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.76 1.95 $14.33 $29,810
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,550 1.82 2.02 $14.29 $29,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,400 1.22 1.36 $12.24 $25,450




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)
Sheboygan, WI 820 14.85 16.45 $14.22 $29,580
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 460 9.72 10.77 $11.24 $23,390
New Bedford, MA 460 7.45 8.25 (8) (8)
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 410 7.33 8.12 $14.39 $29,930
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 680 6.80 7.53 $11.38 $23,670
Burlington, NC 260 4.88 5.40 $14.03 $29,180
Pittsfield, MA 150 4.31 4.77 $13.58 $28,250
Evansville, IN-KY 690 4.17 4.62 $14.77 $30,730
Sherman-Denison, TX 170 4.12 4.56 $11.45 $23,820
Auburn-Opelika, AL 190 4.12 4.56 $11.81 $24,560




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)
Corpus Christi, TX 40 0.22 0.25 $26.11 $54,310
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.28 $52,590
Honolulu, HI 90 0.22 0.24 $24.75 $51,490
Sandusky, OH 90 2.77 3.06 $24.12 $50,170
Ann Arbor, MI 260 1.38 1.53 $23.73 $49,360
Monroe, MI 80 2.30 2.55 $22.26 $46,290
Jacksonville, FL 110 0.20 0.22 $22.15 $46,080
Warner Robins, GA 50 0.89 0.98 $21.81 $45,370
Worcester, MA-CT 410 1.73 1.92 $20.89 $43,440
Richmond, VA 30 0.05 0.06 $20.63 $42,910

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)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,620 8.41 9.32 $13.63 $28,350
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,410 5.40 5.99 $12.66 $26,340
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 1,310 4.90 5.43 $13.93 $28,980
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,120 5.12 5.68 $13.46 $27,990
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,120 7.29 8.07 $14.64 $30,460

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)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,620 8.41 9.32 $13.63 $28,350
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,120 7.29 8.07 $14.64 $30,460
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 950 6.12 6.78 $14.19 $29,510
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,410 5.40 5.99 $12.66 $26,340
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,120 5.12 5.68 $13.46 $27,990

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 1.39 1.54 $17.42 $36,230
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 120 3.48 3.86 $17.11 $35,590
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.76 1.95 $17.10 $35,560
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 0.46 $16.36 $34,030
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.18 $16.34 $33,980


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.

(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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