Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
5,780 5.8 % $22.34 $46,460 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.34 $16.16 $21.56 $28.18 $34.08
Annual Wage (2) $25,670 $33,620 $44,850 $58,610 $70,890


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 700 0.16 $17.89 $37,210
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 570 0.35 $23.15 $48,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 350 0.07 $22.03 $45,830
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 340 0.22 $33.43 $69,530
Plastics Product Manufacturing 310 0.06 $21.40 $44,520

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 570 0.35 $23.15 $48,150
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 100 0.23 $17.25 $35,870
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 340 0.22 $33.43 $69,530
Foundries 270 0.22 $20.04 $41,680
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 700 0.16 $17.89 $37,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 340 0.22 $33.43 $69,530
Household Appliance Manufacturing (8) (8) $27.01 $56,190
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 40 0.01 $26.58 $55,290
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 150 0.11 $26.05 $54,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $25.27 $52,550


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 1,250 0.33 7.24 $26.75 $55,650
Illinois 550 0.10 2.21 $21.17 $44,030
Tennessee 340 0.13 2.93 $14.11 $29,350
Wisconsin 330 0.13 2.80 $23.47 $48,810
California 300 0.02 0.48 $22.08 $45,930




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 1,250 0.33 7.24 $26.75 $55,650
Wisconsin 330 0.13 2.80 $23.47 $48,810
Tennessee 340 0.13 2.93 $14.11 $29,350
Rhode Island 50 0.11 2.49 $23.13 $48,100
Illinois 550 0.10 2.21 $21.17 $44,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 100 0.06 1.41 $29.16 $60,650
Michigan 1,250 0.33 7.24 $26.75 $55,650
Florida (8) (8) (8) $26.56 $55,240
Washington 50 0.02 0.37 $25.90 $53,870
Minnesota 160 0.06 1.35 $24.84 $51,670





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.08 1.71 $23.21 $48,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 1.13 $19.74 $41,070
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.31 6.78 $23.86 $49,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 3.05 $23.94 $49,800
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.18 4.08 $23.16 $48,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.54 $17.25 $35,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 1.18 $26.85 $55,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.08 1.67 $22.14 $46,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.07 1.48 $26.28 $54,670
Raleigh-Cary, NC 60 0.11 2.47 $17.61 $36,640




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 30 0.60 13.30 $28.07 $58,380
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.31 6.78 $23.86 $49,620
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.18 4.08 $23.16 $48,160
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 3.05 $23.94 $49,800
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.13 2.80 $20.76 $43,190
Wichita, KS 30 0.12 2.59 $21.36 $44,440
Akron, OH 40 0.12 2.70 $20.33 $42,280
Raleigh-Cary, NC 60 0.11 2.47 $17.61 $36,640
Dayton, OH 40 0.10 2.17 $19.61 $40,780
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.10 2.17 $26.77 $55,680




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.85 $32.79 $68,200
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.66 $28.22 $58,700
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 30 0.60 13.30 $28.07 $58,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 1.18 $26.85 $55,850
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.10 2.17 $26.77 $55,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.07 1.48 $26.28 $54,670
Rochester, NY 30 0.07 1.47 $24.28 $50,500
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 3.05 $23.94 $49,800
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.31 6.78 $23.86 $49,620
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 1.53 $23.82 $49,540

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 2.77 $12.80 $26,620

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 2.77 $12.80 $26,620

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) $31.41 $65,330
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.00 $41,600
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.10 $35,560
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 2.77 $12.80 $26,620


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.

(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 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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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