Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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
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)
11,070 4.7 % $17.08 $35,520 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.72 $13.11 $16.41 $20.30 $25.12
Annual Wage (2) $22,300 $27,260 $34,140 $42,230 $52,260


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)
Foundries 5,740 4.84 $14.92 $31,020
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,050 2.33 $21.09 $43,860
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,410 2.56 $19.34 $40,240
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,150 1.94 (8) (8)
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 120 0.05 $15.22 $31,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 5,740 4.84 $14.92 $31,020
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,410 2.56 $19.34 $40,240
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,050 2.33 $21.09 $43,860
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,150 1.94 (8) (8)
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 80 0.15 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,050 2.33 $21.09 $43,860
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,410 2.56 $19.34 $40,240
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 60 0.03 $17.85 $37,130
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 120 0.05 $15.22 $31,660
Forging and Stamping (8) (8) $15.03 $31,260


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)
Ohio 1,310 0.26 3.04 $16.12 $33,530
Wisconsin 970 0.37 4.27 $15.23 $31,680
Pennsylvania 880 0.16 1.84 $16.94 $35,240
Michigan 780 0.20 2.37 $22.29 $46,360
California 690 0.05 0.57 $14.77 $30,720




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)
Wisconsin 970 0.37 4.27 $15.23 $31,680
Iowa 390 0.27 3.12 $16.23 $33,750
Ohio 1,310 0.26 3.04 $16.12 $33,530
Tennessee 630 0.24 2.83 $18.92 $39,350
Indiana 650 0.24 2.74 $17.29 $35,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 260 0.15 1.71 $24.75 $51,480
Michigan 780 0.20 2.37 $22.29 $46,360
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $19.93 $41,440
West Virginia 150 0.21 2.42 $19.86 $41,300
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.39 $19.46 $40,480





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 300 0.08 0.89 $14.59 $30,350
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.25 2.88 $17.24 $35,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.32 3.72 $15.13 $31,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.71 $15.80 $32,860
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.17 1.97 $21.78 $45,300
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 180 0.39 4.47 $15.41 $32,060
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 180 0.69 8.00 $22.29 $46,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.08 0.93 $17.06 $35,490
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.77 $13.86 $28,820
Toledo, OH 130 0.44 5.13 $17.39 $36,180




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)
Dubuque, IA 70 1.37 15.87 $13.59 $28,260
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 60 1.01 11.74 $14.30 $29,740
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 180 0.69 8.00 $22.29 $46,360
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 100 0.48 5.54 $15.05 $31,300
Toledo, OH 130 0.44 5.13 $17.39 $36,180
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 120 0.43 4.94 $33.09 $68,820
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 180 0.39 4.47 $15.41 $32,060
Spokane, WA 80 0.38 4.45 $17.76 $36,930
Reading, PA 60 0.36 4.15 $18.81 $39,120
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.36 4.20 $15.31 $31,840




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 120 0.43 4.94 $33.09 $68,820
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 180 0.69 8.00 $22.29 $46,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.17 1.97 $21.78 $45,300
Evansville, IN-KY (8) (8) (8) $18.91 $39,320
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.82 $39,140
Reading, PA 60 0.36 4.15 $18.81 $39,120
Canton-Massillon, OH (8) (8) (8) $18.49 $38,460
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 40 0.28 3.24 $18.41 $38,290
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 60 0.11 1.32 $18.36 $38,180
Syracuse, NY 70 0.22 2.59 $18.33 $38,130

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.91 10.56 $15.02 $31,230
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.91 10.53 $14.69 $30,560
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.77 8.97 $17.43 $36,250
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.86 10.02 $11.46 $23,830
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 1.06 12.27 $14.99 $31,190

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 Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 1.28 14.80 $14.39 $29,940
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 1.06 12.27 $14.99 $31,190
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.91 10.56 $15.02 $31,230
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.91 10.53 $14.69 $30,560
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.86 10.02 $11.46 $23,830

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 80 0.28 3.30 $18.10 $37,640
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.77 8.97 $17.43 $36,250
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.02 $35,400
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 8.72 $16.28 $33,860
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 7.13 $15.99 $33,250


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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