Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.


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)
11,680 4.7 % $15.28 $31,790 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.85 $11.87 $14.81 $17.89 $21.72
Annual Wage (2) $20,480 $24,690 $30,790 $37,210 $45,170


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 9,100 7.68 $14.86 $30,900
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 530 0.32 $18.33 $38,120
Plastics Product Manufacturing 350 0.07 $18.55 $38,590
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 320 0.13 $14.73 $30,630
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 310 0.07 $14.88 $30,960

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 9,100 7.68 $14.86 $30,900
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 530 0.32 $18.33 $38,120
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 100 0.18 $15.09 $31,390
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 320 0.13 $14.73 $30,630
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 60 0.11 $18.18 $37,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 350 0.07 $18.55 $38,590
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 110 0.05 $18.39 $38,240
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 530 0.32 $18.33 $38,120
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 60 0.11 $18.18 $37,820
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 70 0.08 $17.99 $37,410


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 1,530 0.31 3.37 $15.37 $31,970
Wisconsin 1,410 0.53 5.86 $15.82 $32,910
Indiana 1,240 0.45 4.93 $14.99 $31,170
Pennsylvania 750 0.14 1.49 $16.20 $33,700
Texas 660 0.06 0.70 $12.13 $25,230




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 1,410 0.53 5.86 $15.82 $32,910
Indiana 1,240 0.45 4.93 $14.99 $31,170
New Hampshire 220 0.36 3.92 $12.65 $26,320
Ohio 1,530 0.31 3.37 $15.37 $31,970
Alabama 380 0.21 2.30 $15.14 $31,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 290 0.09 1.02 $22.76 $47,340
Connecticut 190 0.12 1.28 $19.91 $41,410
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.38 $18.15 $37,740
Minnesota 110 0.04 0.48 $17.81 $37,050
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $16.67 $34,680





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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 270 0.28 3.03 $16.02 $33,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.76 $13.75 $28,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 210 0.26 2.84 $14.49 $30,150
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 190 0.39 4.30 $14.03 $29,190
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 170 1.31 14.39 $12.83 $26,680
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.15 1.64 $19.64 $40,840
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 160 0.16 1.77 $16.09 $33,470
Fort Wayne, IN 140 0.72 7.90 $12.37 $25,720
Dayton, OH 140 0.39 4.27 $13.90 $28,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 120 0.07 0.75 $14.10 $29,340




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)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 170 1.31 14.39 $12.83 $26,680
Lebanon, PA 50 1.12 12.28 $12.62 $26,260
Fort Wayne, IN 140 0.72 7.90 $12.37 $25,720
Provo-Orem, UT 90 0.53 5.80 $12.47 $25,940
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 110 0.51 5.56 $15.73 $32,720
Evansville, IN-KY 80 0.48 5.22 $14.22 $29,570
Dayton, OH 140 0.39 4.27 $13.90 $28,910
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 190 0.39 4.30 $14.03 $29,190
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.38 4.16 $21.25 $44,190
Rockford, IL 50 0.37 4.02 $13.75 $28,600




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)
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $26.00 $54,070
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.38 4.16 $21.25 $44,190
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.61 $21.15 $44,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.30 $21.06 $43,800
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.15 1.64 $19.64 $40,840
Reading, PA (8) (8) (8) $19.07 $39,670
Lancaster, PA 40 0.20 2.18 $18.03 $37,500
Salt Lake City, UT 80 0.14 1.55 $17.99 $37,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.29 $17.93 $37,290
Akron, OH 90 0.30 3.29 $17.61 $36,630

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 2.32 25.51 $15.33 $31,890
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 310 1.96 21.48 $15.78 $32,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.30 14.28 $14.52 $30,210
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 240 0.86 9.42 $15.56 $32,360
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.37 4.11 $15.23 $31,680

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 2.32 25.51 $15.33 $31,890
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 310 1.96 21.48 $15.78 $32,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.30 14.28 $14.52 $30,210
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 130 0.94 10.36 $14.90 $30,990
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.88 9.68 $12.72 $26,460

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.53 5.78 $16.13 $33,540
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.50 5.55 $15.91 $33,090
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.90 $33,080
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.84 9.20 $15.87 $33,010
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 310 1.96 21.48 $15.78 $32,820


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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