Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.


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)
30,600 3.1 % $14.70 $30,570 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.26 $11.11 $13.92 $17.44 $21.69
Annual Wage (2) $19,260 $23,110 $28,940 $36,280 $45,120


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)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 8,800 5.16 $13.68 $28,460
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,550 8.76 $15.10 $31,400
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,070 3.88 $16.86 $35,070
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,910 4.35 $15.15 $31,520
Rubber Product Manufacturing 2,240 1.80 $14.05 $29,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,550 8.76 $15.10 $31,400
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 8,800 5.16 $13.68 $28,460
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,910 4.35 $15.15 $31,520
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 480 3.94 $15.47 $32,190
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,070 3.88 $16.86 $35,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $23.99 $49,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $22.62 $47,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 80 0.01 $19.88 $41,350
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.01 $19.87 $41,320
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 90 0.10 $18.16 $37,780


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)
California 3,010 0.21 0.90 $14.53 $30,220
Pennsylvania 2,260 0.41 1.71 $13.92 $28,950
Texas 1,810 0.18 0.74 $14.06 $29,240
Ohio 1,760 0.35 1.48 $15.88 $33,030
New York 1,600 0.19 0.80 $16.01 $33,300




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)
Vermont 180 0.62 2.61 $16.76 $34,850
Idaho 320 0.54 2.27 $10.76 $22,390
Iowa 630 0.44 1.83 $13.83 $28,760
Massachusetts 1,310 0.42 1.74 $17.04 $35,440
Pennsylvania 2,260 0.41 1.71 $13.92 $28,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 650 0.17 0.73 $17.79 $36,990
South Carolina 360 0.20 0.86 $17.25 $35,880
Massachusetts 1,310 0.42 1.74 $17.04 $35,440
Oregon 280 0.18 0.74 $16.96 $35,270
Vermont 180 0.62 2.61 $16.76 $34,850





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 980 0.44 1.84 $14.51 $30,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 850 0.24 0.99 $14.09 $29,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.17 0.69 $13.20 $27,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 580 0.28 1.18 $13.02 $27,080
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 470 0.89 3.74 $16.07 $33,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 440 0.26 1.09 $18.74 $38,980
Pittsburgh, PA 410 0.37 1.55 $14.46 $30,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 410 0.30 1.25 $16.52 $34,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 410 0.36 1.50 $11.38 $23,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.07 0.28 $16.78 $34,900




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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 220 3.77 15.79 $22.13 $46,030
Dubuque, IA 60 1.09 4.58 $14.46 $30,070
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 200 1.00 4.19 $14.85 $30,880
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 470 0.89 3.74 $16.07 $33,420
Barnstable Town, MA 80 0.87 3.66 $17.26 $35,890
Morgantown, WV 50 0.84 3.51 $11.83 $24,600
Worcester, MA-CT 200 0.83 3.47 $16.68 $34,690
Spokane, WA 160 0.83 3.49 $13.42 $27,920
New Bedford, MA 50 0.80 3.36 $12.67 $26,350
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.78 3.28 $14.97 $31,140




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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 220 3.77 15.79 $22.13 $46,030
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 1.04 $20.06 $41,720
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.18 0.77 $19.87 $41,330
Lafayette, LA 60 0.39 1.65 $19.14 $39,800
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $19.09 $39,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 440 0.26 1.09 $18.74 $38,980
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 160 0.75 3.14 $18.18 $37,810
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 0.71 $18.05 $37,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.22 0.94 $18.00 $37,430
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL (8) (8) (8) $17.96 $37,350

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 390 1.46 6.14 $14.44 $30,040
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.52 6.35 $12.47 $25,930
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 210 1.08 4.54 $17.98 $37,390
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 0.85 3.57 $13.31 $27,680
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.14 4.79 $15.58 $32,400

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.52 6.35 $12.47 $25,930
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 390 1.46 6.14 $14.44 $30,040
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.14 4.79 $15.58 $32,400
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 210 1.08 4.54 $17.98 $37,390
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.03 4.34 $15.27 $31,750

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.37 $20.24 $42,100
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.33 $40,200
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.14 $37,720
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 210 1.08 4.54 $17.98 $37,390
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.31 $17.54 $36,490


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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