Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.


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)
4,290 8.2 % $19.94 $41,470 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.98 $15.24 $19.21 $24.63 $28.68
Annual Wage (2) $24,910 $31,700 $39,950 $51,220 $59,650


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 1,540 1.30 $19.17 $39,880
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,270 0.50 $22.80 $47,420
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 160 0.07 $17.34 $36,070
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 150 0.12 $14.70 $30,570
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 130 0.04 $15.99 $33,260

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 1,540 1.30 $19.17 $39,880
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,270 0.50 $22.80 $47,420
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 150 0.12 $14.70 $30,570
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 40 0.09 $14.56 $30,280
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 40 0.08 $21.28 $44,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $27.18 $56,530
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.74 $51,450
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,270 0.50 $22.80 $47,420
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 40 0.08 $21.28 $44,270
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 90 0.05 $20.68 $43,020


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)
Texas 460 0.04 1.35 $21.69 $45,110
Ohio 420 0.08 2.54 $19.34 $40,230
Wisconsin 340 0.13 3.90 $20.10 $41,820
Illinois 300 0.05 1.63 $18.75 $39,000
Michigan 270 0.07 2.12 $22.77 $47,350




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 340 0.13 3.90 $20.10 $41,820
Iowa 140 0.10 2.96 $17.13 $35,630
Oklahoma 120 0.08 2.46 $15.93 $33,130
Ohio 420 0.08 2.54 $19.34 $40,230
Oregon 110 0.07 2.08 $23.56 $49,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $28.56 $59,410
Kansas 80 0.06 1.76 $24.53 $51,020
Oregon 110 0.07 2.08 $23.56 $49,010
Minnesota 110 0.04 1.27 $23.30 $48,460
Michigan 270 0.07 2.12 $22.77 $47,350





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 3.02 $23.34 $48,540
Akron, OH 100 0.31 9.27 $17.17 $35,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.08 2.25 $20.87 $43,410
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.12 3.49 $19.95 $41,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.60 $19.08 $39,680
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.08 2.28 $23.22 $48,310
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 2.95 $23.79 $49,480
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 60 0.28 8.46 $14.02 $29,160
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 60 0.72 21.59 $28.76 $59,820
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.13 3.76 $18.07 $37,580




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)
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 60 0.72 21.59 $28.76 $59,820
Sheboygan, WI 30 0.61 18.26 $24.33 $50,620
Appleton, WI 40 0.36 10.74 $22.90 $47,640
Akron, OH 100 0.31 9.27 $17.17 $35,710
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 60 0.28 8.46 $14.02 $29,160
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.13 3.76 $18.07 $37,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.12 3.49 $19.95 $41,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 3.02 $23.34 $48,540
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 2.95 $23.79 $49,480
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.08 2.25 $20.87 $43,410




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)
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 60 0.72 21.59 $28.76 $59,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $28.56 $59,410
Sheboygan, WI 30 0.61 18.26 $24.33 $50,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $23.88 $49,670
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 2.95 $23.79 $49,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 3.02 $23.34 $48,540
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $23.29 $48,440
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.08 2.28 $23.22 $48,310
Appleton, WI 40 0.36 10.74 $22.90 $47,640
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 1.17 $22.07 $45,900

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.87 26.00 $18.11 $37,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 19.91 $16.80 $34,950
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 6.51 $16.64 $34,620
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 7.79 $15.95 $33,180
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 3.92 $22.27 $46,320

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.87 26.00 $18.11 $37,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 19.91 $16.80 $34,950
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 8.84 $17.15 $35,670
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 7.79 $15.95 $33,180
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 6.51 $16.64 $34,620

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 3.92 $22.27 $46,320
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 6.26 $22.25 $46,270
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 5.60 $21.15 $43,990
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 4.75 $20.84 $43,350
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 3.80 $19.96 $41,520


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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