Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.


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)
12,510 4.3 % $15.19 $31,600 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.87 $11.61 $14.68 $17.98 $21.77
Annual Wage (2) $20,520 $24,140 $30,540 $37,410 $45,280


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 9,560 7.45 $14.87 $30,930
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 530 0.20 $14.69 $30,560
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 450 0.10 $14.92 $31,040
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 440 0.25 $17.32 $36,030
Plastics Product Manufacturing 340 0.07 $16.10 $33,490

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 9,560 7.45 $14.87 $30,930
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 440 0.25 $17.32 $36,030
Household Appliance Manufacturing 120 0.22 $17.51 $36,420
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 120 0.21 $17.22 $35,830
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 530 0.20 $14.69 $30,560

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) 40 (7) $24.80 $51,580
Forging and Stamping (8) (8) $20.29 $42,200
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 50 0.06 $18.52 $38,530
Household Appliance Manufacturing 120 0.22 $17.51 $36,420
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 440 0.25 $17.32 $36,030


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 1,540 0.30 3.17 $15.28 $31,780
Wisconsin 1,440 0.54 5.60 $15.96 $33,200
Indiana 1,380 0.49 5.12 $15.05 $31,310
Michigan 890 0.23 2.38 $15.19 $31,600
Pennsylvania 810 0.14 1.50 $16.16 $33,620




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)
New Hampshire 350 0.58 6.03 $13.46 $27,990
Wisconsin 1,440 0.54 5.60 $15.96 $33,200
Indiana 1,380 0.49 5.12 $15.05 $31,310
Ohio 1,540 0.30 3.17 $15.28 $31,780
Michigan 890 0.23 2.38 $15.19 $31,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 210 0.07 0.68 $19.50 $40,570
New Jersey 70 0.02 0.20 $18.84 $39,190
Connecticut 70 0.04 0.46 $18.44 $38,360
Minnesota 150 0.06 0.59 $17.43 $36,260
Idaho 50 0.09 0.93 $16.39 $34,090





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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 360 0.36 3.74 $15.73 $32,730
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 300 0.37 3.90 $12.68 $26,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.86 $14.97 $31,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.67 $14.11 $29,350
Dayton, OH 210 0.57 5.90 $13.68 $28,450
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 180 1.41 14.64 $13.42 $27,910
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 1.67 $19.66 $40,890
Fort Wayne, IN 170 0.87 9.10 $12.22 $25,410
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 170 0.35 3.62 $12.11 $25,180
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 120 2.19 22.82 $13.23 $27,520




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)
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 120 2.19 22.82 $13.23 $27,520
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 180 1.41 14.64 $13.42 $27,910
Lebanon, PA 70 1.35 14.10 $12.71 $26,430
Janesville, WI 80 1.31 13.68 $18.88 $39,270
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 100 0.89 9.24 $14.76 $30,710
Fort Wayne, IN 170 0.87 9.10 $12.22 $25,410
Dayton, OH 210 0.57 5.90 $13.68 $28,450
Racine, WI 40 0.48 4.99 $14.01 $29,140
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.45 4.71 $19.18 $39,900
Spokane, WA 80 0.43 4.48 $17.39 $36,160




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.29 $21.97 $45,700
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.53 $20.31 $42,250
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.17 1.77 $19.80 $41,190
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 1.67 $19.66 $40,890
Akron, OH 80 0.26 2.71 $19.47 $40,490
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.45 4.71 $19.18 $39,900
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 30 0.19 1.94 $19.07 $39,660
Janesville, WI 80 1.31 13.68 $18.88 $39,270
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.10 1.08 $18.86 $39,220
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.22 2.34 $17.99 $37,430

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 2.00 20.86 $15.78 $32,810
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.91 19.92 $16.79 $34,920
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 270 0.94 9.77 $14.58 $30,320
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.15 11.94 $14.56 $30,280
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.82 8.58 $15.30 $31,830

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 320 2.00 20.86 $15.78 $32,810
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.91 19.92 $16.79 $34,920
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.15 11.94 $14.56 $30,280
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.14 11.86 $15.28 $31,790
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 1.01 10.48 $16.51 $34,340

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.91 19.92 $16.79 $34,920
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 1.01 10.48 $16.51 $34,340
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 7.13 $16.04 $33,370
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 2.00 20.86 $15.78 $32,810
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 3.26 $15.66 $32,570


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.

(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 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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