Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
31,010 3.2 % $14.79 $30,770 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.17 $11.05 $14.08 $17.70 $21.80
Annual Wage (2) $19,070 $22,990 $29,300 $36,810 $45,340


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 9,070 5.35 $14.25 $29,650
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,470 8.61 $15.27 $31,760
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,060 3.84 $16.28 $33,860
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,480 3.64 $14.96 $31,120
Rubber Product Manufacturing 2,080 1.61 $14.35 $29,850

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 3,470 8.61 $15.27 $31,760
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 9,070 5.35 $14.25 $29,650
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,060 3.84 $16.28 $33,860
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,480 3.64 $14.96 $31,120
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 310 2.58 $14.66 $30,490

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) $24.40 $50,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $22.66 $47,140
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 50 0.01 $19.99 $41,590
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 30 0.02 $19.71 $40,990
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.11 $19.53 $40,630


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 2,490 0.17 0.73 $14.55 $30,270
Pennsylvania 2,070 0.37 1.56 $13.99 $29,090
New York 1,980 0.23 0.97 $16.06 $33,400
Ohio 1,930 0.38 1.61 $16.09 $33,460
Texas 1,910 0.18 0.76 $13.53 $28,140




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)
Tennessee 1,220 0.46 1.93 $14.16 $29,450
Vermont 130 0.45 1.89 $18.98 $39,480
New Hampshire 270 0.44 1.85 $14.19 $29,510
Nebraska 390 0.43 1.80 $12.54 $26,090
Utah 490 0.41 1.71 $14.13 $29,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 130 0.45 1.89 $18.98 $39,480
Massachusetts 1,030 0.32 1.35 $18.16 $37,770
New Jersey 750 0.20 0.83 $17.65 $36,720
Rhode Island 100 0.22 0.91 $16.65 $34,630
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $16.30 $33,900





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 850 0.38 1.58 $12.94 $26,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 750 0.21 0.87 $15.44 $32,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 650 0.31 1.30 $12.59 $26,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.16 0.69 $13.19 $27,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 520 0.45 1.89 $12.05 $25,050
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.39 1.63 $14.61 $30,390
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 430 0.81 3.42 $17.12 $35,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.33 $16.66 $34,660
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.40 1.68 $12.35 $25,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.19 0.81 $15.04 $31,280




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 200 3.35 14.08 $22.65 $47,110
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 130 1.28 5.37 $12.43 $25,850
New Bedford, MA 80 1.26 5.27 $14.15 $29,430
Wausau, WI 70 1.01 4.24 $16.20 $33,700
Spokane, WA 190 0.96 4.03 $14.11 $29,350
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 180 0.91 3.84 $15.11 $31,420
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.89 3.72 $15.21 $31,640
Dubuque, IA 50 0.86 3.62 $14.15 $29,420
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 190 0.85 3.56 $16.39 $34,090
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 170 0.81 3.42 $14.33 $29,820




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $24.34 $50,630
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.17 0.73 $23.41 $48,700
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 200 3.35 14.08 $22.65 $47,110
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 50 0.26 1.10 $21.13 $43,950
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.57 $40,710
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.41 $19.51 $40,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.20 0.82 $19.18 $39,890
Lafayette, LA 50 0.34 1.44 $19.02 $39,570
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $19.02 $39,560
Worcester, MA-CT 170 0.69 2.89 $18.85 $39,220

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 320 1.18 4.97 $14.73 $30,640
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 240 1.27 5.33 $17.20 $35,780
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.54 2.26 $13.72 $28,550
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.15 4.84 $13.22 $27,510
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.67 2.82 $12.86 $26,740

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 1.53 6.45 $13.01 $27,060
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 240 1.27 5.33 $17.20 $35,780
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 320 1.18 4.97 $14.73 $30,640
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.15 4.84 $13.22 $27,510
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.89 3.73 $13.65 $28,390

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.25 $42,130
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.68 $38,850
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.25 $37,970
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.91 $37,260
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.88 $17.88 $37,190


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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