Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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
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)
32,250 3.1 % $14.56 $30,270 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $11.15 $13.86 $17.30 $21.11
Annual Wage (2) $19,340 $23,190 $28,830 $35,970 $43,910


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)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 9,630 5.37 $13.67 $28,440
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,100 7.65 $15.16 $31,520
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,080 2.57 $13.48 $28,040
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,820 4.26 $15.32 $31,870
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,710 3.36 $16.58 $34,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,100 7.65 $15.16 $31,520
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 9,630 5.37 $13.67 $28,440
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 650 5.18 $15.20 $31,610
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,820 4.26 $15.32 $31,870
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,710 3.36 $16.58 $34,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $26.15 $54,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 100 0.01 $22.01 $45,790
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 130 0.01 $21.58 $44,890
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $18.18 $37,820
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 180 0.08 $17.63 $36,680


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)
California 3,760 0.27 1.06 $14.86 $30,900
Pennsylvania 2,350 0.43 1.69 $14.22 $29,570
Texas 1,980 0.20 0.78 $13.01 $27,060
Florida 1,500 0.21 0.84 $14.44 $30,040
Ohio 1,400 0.29 1.12 $16.56 $34,430




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)
Vermont 160 0.57 2.23 $16.07 $33,430
West Virginia 350 0.51 2.01 $14.38 $29,910
Utah 580 0.50 1.97 $14.58 $30,330
Tennessee 1,240 0.48 1.91 $13.23 $27,520
Kansas 580 0.44 1.74 $12.36 $25,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $21.96 $45,680
North Dakota 40 0.13 0.50 $17.29 $35,970
Massachusetts 1,280 0.41 1.62 $17.15 $35,670
Ohio 1,400 0.29 1.12 $16.56 $34,430
Minnesota 240 0.10 0.37 $16.54 $34,400

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 780 0.20 0.80 $13.72 $28,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 730 0.33 1.30 $13.50 $28,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 670 0.59 2.33 $14.68 $30,540
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 630 0.18 0.71 $15.59 $32,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 460 0.34 1.36 $13.98 $29,090
Pittsburgh, PA 430 0.39 1.55 $15.66 $32,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.09 0.34 $15.15 $31,510
Kansas City, MO-KS 420 0.44 1.73 $13.32 $27,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.30 1.17 $11.86 $24,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.19 0.74 $11.20 $23,300




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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 190 3.15 12.41 $21.96 $45,680
Morgantown, WV 100 1.79 7.05 $16.54 $34,400
Lawton, OK 70 1.58 6.23 $21.22 $44,140
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 70 1.35 5.33 $20.68 $43,020
Jonesboro, AR 60 1.30 5.12 $11.93 $24,810
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 50 1.19 4.70 (8) (8)
Stockton, CA 220 1.10 4.34 $16.03 $33,340
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 200 1.06 4.18 $16.62 $34,560
Gainesville, GA 60 0.92 3.63 $12.36 $25,700
New Bedford, MA 60 0.91 3.60 $13.28 $27,630




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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 190 3.15 12.41 $21.96 $45,680
Lawton, OK 70 1.58 6.23 $21.22 $44,140
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 70 1.35 5.33 $20.68 $43,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.19 0.74 $19.92 $41,430
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $19.39 $40,340
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.37 1.45 $19.15 $39,830
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $19.09 $39,700
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $18.99 $39,490
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 30 0.73 2.89 $18.69 $38,880
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 120 0.33 1.29 $18.06 $37,570

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 430 3.19 12.55 $13.21 $27,480
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 350 1.33 5.23 $15.37 $31,960
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 220 1.01 3.99 $12.92 $26,880
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.90 3.53 $13.91 $28,930
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.14 4.50 $14.16 $29,440

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 430 3.19 12.55 $13.21 $27,480
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 350 1.33 5.23 $15.37 $31,960
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.14 4.50 $14.16 $29,440
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 1.05 4.15 $15.33 $31,890
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.04 4.08 $11.59 $24,100

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 3.46 $18.74 $38,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.64 $38,780
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 2.81 $18.16 $37,780
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.46 $34,230
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 3.01 $16.20 $33,690


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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