Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.


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)
118,300 1.9 % $14.61 $30,380 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $10.76 $13.69 $17.41 $21.83
Annual Wage (2) $18,790 $22,380 $28,480 $36,220 $45,400


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 49,930 9.81 $13.12 $27,290
Foundries 10,060 8.49 $15.61 $32,470
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 6,840 1.56 $15.60 $32,450
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,260 2.35 $14.25 $29,640
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 5,070 3.12 $17.12 $35,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 49,930 9.81 $13.12 $27,290
Foundries 10,060 8.49 $15.61 $32,470
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 5,070 3.12 $17.12 $35,620
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,260 2.35 $14.25 $29,640
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 2,400 1.93 $15.55 $32,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $26.15 $54,400
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 180 0.12 $23.41 $48,690
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 770 0.87 $22.30 $46,390
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 70 0.17 $20.21 $42,050
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,630 0.70 $19.98 $41,550


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 11,960 3.12 3.39 $15.11 $31,420
Ohio 9,390 1.89 2.05 $14.51 $30,180
California 8,330 0.59 0.64 $13.05 $27,140
Indiana 7,960 2.89 3.13 $14.14 $29,420
Wisconsin 7,120 2.69 2.92 $14.49 $30,140




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 11,960 3.12 3.39 $15.11 $31,420
Indiana 7,960 2.89 3.13 $14.14 $29,420
Wisconsin 7,120 2.69 2.92 $14.49 $30,140
Ohio 9,390 1.89 2.05 $14.51 $30,180
Arkansas 2,020 1.77 1.92 $13.79 $28,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,080 0.40 0.43 $18.00 $37,450
Nebraska 800 0.88 0.95 $17.54 $36,480
Missouri 3,320 1.28 1.39 $17.24 $35,860
Nevada 330 0.30 0.32 $17.17 $35,710
Maine 300 0.51 0.56 $16.82 $34,990





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 3,240 0.85 0.92 $12.04 $25,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,620 0.73 0.79 $17.04 $35,430
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,620 2.52 2.74 $15.43 $32,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,290 1.34 1.45 $15.09 $31,380
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,290 2.34 2.54 $15.92 $33,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,900 2.38 2.58 $15.25 $31,720
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,610 4.41 4.78 $13.70 $28,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,480 0.67 0.72 $14.72 $30,620
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,440 1.13 1.23 $19.38 $40,320
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,430 0.56 0.61 $10.93 $22,730




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)
Sheboygan, WI 830 14.98 16.24 (8) (8)
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 460 8.02 8.70 $14.74 $30,660
Columbus, IN 290 7.01 7.60 $12.17 $25,320
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 760 6.12 6.64 $11.73 $24,390
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 280 6.05 6.56 $11.16 $23,220
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 590 5.71 6.19 $11.91 $24,760
Pittsfield, MA 180 5.36 5.81 $12.25 $25,480
Burlington, NC 280 5.07 5.50 $13.92 $28,950
Auburn-Opelika, AL 230 4.96 5.38 $12.99 $27,030
Evansville, IN-KY 780 4.62 5.01 $15.05 $31,300




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)
Kokomo, IN 30 0.82 0.89 $25.52 $53,080
Sandusky, OH 110 3.21 3.48 $25.32 $52,660
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.28 0.30 $24.92 $51,830
Tuscaloosa, AL 100 1.13 1.23 $22.57 $46,950
Monroe, MI 100 2.75 2.98 $22.56 $46,930
Portsmouth, NH-ME 100 1.88 2.04 $22.46 $46,720
Ann Arbor, MI 370 1.92 2.09 $22.39 $46,570
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 150 0.57 0.62 $22.14 $46,050
Warner Robins, GA 50 0.91 0.99 $22.01 $45,770
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 450 1.73 1.88 $20.95 $43,580

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 1,900 6.89 7.47 $13.80 $28,700
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,570 5.90 6.40 $13.27 $27,610
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,560 7.86 8.52 $14.16 $29,450
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,500 9.62 10.43 $13.55 $28,190
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,040 6.62 7.18 $13.42 $27,920

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 Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,500 9.62 10.43 $13.55 $28,190
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,560 7.86 8.52 $14.16 $29,450
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 1,900 6.89 7.47 $13.80 $28,700
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,040 6.62 7.18 $13.42 $27,920
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,570 5.90 6.40 $13.27 $27,610

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)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 0.56 $23.29 $48,440
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.93 1.00 $19.09 $39,700
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.89 0.96 $18.51 $38,490
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.17 1.27 $18.14 $37,720
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.89 2.05 $17.87 $37,160


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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