Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood

Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.


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)
820 11.5 % $19.54 $40,630 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.17 $13.93 $18.69 $23.32 $30.79
Annual Wage (2) $23,230 $28,980 $38,870 $48,500 $64,050


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)
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 150 0.06 $22.59 $46,990
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.08 $15.57 $32,380
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 130 0.08 $22.01 $45,780
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 120 0.06 $17.53 $36,470
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.02 $17.66 $36,720

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 130 0.08 $22.01 $45,780
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.08 $15.57 $32,380
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 120 0.06 $17.53 $36,470
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 150 0.06 $22.59 $46,990
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.02 $17.66 $36,720

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) 30 (7) $30.42 $63,270
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 150 0.06 $22.59 $46,990
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 130 0.08 $22.01 $45,780
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.02 $17.66 $36,720
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 120 0.06 $17.53 $36,470


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 100 0.03 4.25 $21.87 $45,490
Illinois 80 0.01 2.11 $18.55 $38,580
North Carolina 50 0.01 2.02 $17.76 $36,950
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 1.37 $20.25 $42,120
California 50 0.00 0.51 $18.94 $39,390




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)
Oregon 40 0.03 4.28 $30.92 $64,300
Michigan 100 0.03 4.25 $21.87 $45,490
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 1.37 $20.25 $42,120
North Carolina 50 0.01 2.02 $17.76 $36,950
Illinois 80 0.01 2.11 $18.55 $38,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 40 0.03 4.28 $30.92 $64,300
Michigan 100 0.03 4.25 $21.87 $45,490
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 1.37 $20.25 $42,120
California 50 0.00 0.51 $18.94 $39,390
Illinois 80 0.01 2.11 $18.55 $38,580





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 30 0.03 5.40 $32.80 $68,230




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 5.40 $32.80 $68,230




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 5.40 $32.80 $68,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.89 $37,210


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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