Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal

Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.


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)
10,620 3.9 % $17.19 $35,750 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.04 $13.13 $16.37 $20.35 $24.96
Annual Wage (2) $22,970 $27,320 $34,060 $42,330 $51,910


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 5,430 4.23 $15.55 $32,350
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,720 1.85 $20.29 $42,200
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,390 2.21 $17.32 $36,030
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,330 2.33 $19.50 $40,550
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 160 0.28 $27.95 $58,140

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 5,430 4.23 $15.55 $32,350
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,330 2.33 $19.50 $40,550
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,390 2.21 $17.32 $36,030
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,720 1.85 $20.29 $42,200
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 160 0.28 $27.95 $58,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 160 0.28 $27.95 $58,140
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,720 1.85 $20.29 $42,200
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,330 2.33 $19.50 $40,550
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,390 2.21 $17.32 $36,030
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 90 0.03 $16.77 $34,880


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 1,370 0.27 3.32 $17.66 $36,740
Pennsylvania 1,050 0.19 2.29 $16.74 $34,810
Wisconsin 760 0.28 3.48 $15.40 $32,030
Illinois 750 0.13 1.64 $17.34 $36,070
California 700 0.05 0.60 $15.49 $32,220




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)
Iowa 430 0.29 3.61 $17.01 $35,390
Wisconsin 760 0.28 3.48 $15.40 $32,030
Ohio 1,370 0.27 3.32 $17.66 $36,740
Alabama 460 0.25 3.11 $14.19 $29,520
Tennessee 580 0.22 2.68 $18.68 $38,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 350 0.20 2.39 $24.45 $50,850
Idaho 40 0.07 0.87 $23.69 $49,270
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.41 $19.10 $39,730
Connecticut 60 0.03 0.42 $18.99 $39,510
Tennessee 580 0.22 2.68 $18.68 $38,860





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 450 0.12 1.51 $15.50 $32,230
Pittsburgh, PA 350 0.31 3.80 $16.67 $34,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.96 $14.95 $31,100
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.16 2.00 $22.30 $46,380
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 190 0.19 2.32 $17.73 $36,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.10 1.21 $17.62 $36,650
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 170 0.64 7.82 $23.50 $48,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.13 1.63 (8) (8)
Toledo, OH 150 0.52 6.34 $17.90 $37,230
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 130 0.44 5.43 $34.34 $71,430




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)
Jackson, TN 100 1.74 21.38 $15.84 $32,950
Dubuque, IA 70 1.17 14.32 $15.23 $31,670
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 50 0.81 9.88 $15.29 $31,800
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 170 0.64 7.82 $23.50 $48,890
Reading, PA 90 0.53 6.47 $15.60 $32,450
Toledo, OH 150 0.52 6.34 $17.90 $37,230
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 90 0.52 6.36 $16.99 $35,350
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 130 0.44 5.43 $34.34 $71,430
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.39 4.76 $17.59 $36,580
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 0.34 4.20 $22.49 $46,770




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 130 0.44 5.43 $34.34 $71,430
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 170 0.64 7.82 $23.50 $48,890
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 0.34 4.20 $22.49 $46,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.16 2.00 $22.30 $46,380
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $19.18 $39,890
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 70 0.13 1.58 $18.93 $39,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.78 $39,050
Erie, PA 30 0.25 3.01 $18.76 $39,020
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 1.71 $17.94 $37,320
Toledo, OH 150 0.52 6.34 $17.90 $37,230

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.11 13.60 $20.04 $41,680
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.79 9.71 $15.43 $32,090
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 0.92 11.31 $17.11 $35,590
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 8.23 $14.57 $30,300
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 7.51 $17.34 $36,070

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.11 13.60 $20.04 $41,680
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 0.92 11.31 $17.11 $35,590
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.79 9.71 $15.43 $32,090
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 8.23 $14.57 $30,300
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 7.51 $17.34 $36,070

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.11 13.60 $20.04 $41,680
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.59 $19.97 $41,550
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 6.57 $18.47 $38,420
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 5.09 $17.76 $36,940
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.56 $36,530


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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