Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.


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)
4,130 5.8 % $20.86 $43,400 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.10 $15.79 $20.40 $25.82 $30.87
Annual Wage (2) $25,160 $32,850 $42,440 $53,700 $64,200


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 1,700 1.33 $20.10 $41,800
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,130 0.43 $23.12 $48,080
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 180 0.05 $16.53 $34,390
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 140 0.06 $20.37 $42,370
Plastics Product Manufacturing 130 0.03 $21.69 $45,120

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 1,700 1.33 $20.10 $41,800
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,130 0.43 $23.12 $48,080
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 70 0.12 $21.23 $44,150
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 60 0.10 $12.19 $25,350
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 140 0.06 $20.37 $42,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $29.29 $60,920
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 30 0.03 $24.27 $50,470
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 70 0.02 $23.19 $48,230
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,130 0.43 $23.12 $48,080
Ship and Boat Building 50 0.04 $22.29 $46,360


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)
Texas 570 0.05 1.69 $22.31 $46,400
Ohio 410 0.08 2.57 $20.42 $42,480
Wisconsin 340 0.13 3.99 $22.19 $46,160
Pennsylvania 310 0.06 1.75 $18.13 $37,710
Illinois 250 0.04 1.37 $20.36 $42,340




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 340 0.13 3.99 $22.19 $46,160
Oklahoma 150 0.10 3.13 $15.86 $32,990
Alabama 160 0.09 2.78 $18.51 $38,500
Ohio 410 0.08 2.57 $20.42 $42,480
Indiana 220 0.08 2.45 $22.65 $47,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $29.61 $61,590
Kansas 90 0.06 2.04 $25.32 $52,660
Oregon 120 0.07 2.29 $23.97 $49,850
Minnesota 90 0.03 1.08 $23.84 $49,580
Michigan 210 0.05 1.69 $23.18 $48,210





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.14 4.41 $22.12 $46,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 3.25 $18.22 $37,900
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.13 4.25 $20.32 $42,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.09 2.94 $23.82 $49,550
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.36 11.46 $14.06 $29,250
Akron, OH 80 0.25 7.94 $16.87 $35,080
Appleton, WI 70 0.60 19.02 $24.76 $51,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.54 $17.61 $36,640
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 2.08 (8) (8)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.71 $19.34 $40,230




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)
Appleton, WI 70 0.60 19.02 $24.76 $51,500
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.36 11.46 $14.06 $29,250
Akron, OH 80 0.25 7.94 $16.87 $35,080
York-Hanover, PA 30 0.18 5.62 $17.68 $36,770
Wichita, KS 50 0.17 5.25 $26.82 $55,790
Peoria, IL 30 0.17 5.37 $30.36 $63,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.14 4.41 $22.12 $46,010
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.13 4.25 $20.32 $42,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 3.25 $18.22 $37,900
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.09 2.94 $23.82 $49,550




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.67 $63,790
Peoria, IL 30 0.17 5.37 $30.36 $63,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $29.61 $61,590
Wichita, KS 50 0.17 5.25 $26.82 $55,790
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $26.55 $55,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $25.97 $54,020
Appleton, WI 70 0.60 19.02 $24.76 $51,500
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.46 $24.19 $50,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.09 2.94 $23.82 $49,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.14 4.41 $22.12 $46,010

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 9.13 $21.81 $45,370
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 10.99 $22.38 $46,550
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 3.20 $23.51 $48,890
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 4.37 $15.38 $31,990
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 6.72 $22.82 $47,460

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 50 0.35 10.99 $22.38 $46,550
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 9.13 $21.81 $45,370
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 6.72 $22.82 $47,460
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 6.60 $18.03 $37,510
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 4.37 $15.38 $31,990

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 3.20 $23.51 $48,890
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 6.72 $22.82 $47,460
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 3.48 $22.80 $47,420
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 10.99 $22.38 $46,550
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 9.13 $21.81 $45,370


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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