Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
9,690 4.4 % $16.55 $34,430 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.48 $12.69 $15.58 $19.88 $23.45
Annual Wage (2) $21,790 $26,390 $32,410 $41,350 $48,770


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 4.32 $15.52 $32,290
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,520 1.66 $19.05 $39,620
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 990 1.65 $17.01 $35,380
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 980 1.70 $18.01 $37,460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 220 0.37 $16.75 $34,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 5,430 4.32 $15.52 $32,290
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 980 1.70 $18.01 $37,460
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,520 1.66 $19.05 $39,620
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 990 1.65 $17.01 $35,380
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 220 0.37 $16.75 $34,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,520 1.66 $19.05 $39,620
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 180 0.07 $18.68 $38,850
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 980 1.70 $18.01 $37,460
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.03 $35,430
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 990 1.65 $17.01 $35,380


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)
Pennsylvania 1,140 0.20 2.81 $17.61 $36,640
Ohio 980 0.19 2.62 $18.09 $37,620
Texas 790 0.07 0.98 $14.96 $31,120
Wisconsin 770 0.28 3.92 $16.80 $34,930
Indiana 540 0.19 2.61 $16.62 $34,580




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 770 0.28 3.92 $16.80 $34,930
Alabama 420 0.23 3.15 $15.21 $31,630
Iowa 330 0.22 3.01 $16.46 $34,240
Pennsylvania 1,140 0.20 2.81 $17.61 $36,640
Ohio 980 0.19 2.62 $18.09 $37,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.34 $19.48 $40,510
Virginia 70 0.02 0.27 $19.21 $39,960
Arkansas 80 0.07 1.01 $18.96 $39,430
Washington (8) (8) (8) $18.87 $39,260
New York 340 0.04 0.54 $18.54 $38,560





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)
Pittsburgh, PA 380 0.34 4.70 $17.16 $35,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.85 $12.50 $25,990
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 220 0.21 2.99 $17.89 $37,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.17 2.32 $15.52 $32,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.67 $13.99 $29,100
Reading, PA 140 0.82 11.48 $15.45 $32,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 0.81 $14.40 $29,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.10 1.44 $14.46 $30,090
Fort Wayne, IN 130 0.61 8.57 $14.71 $30,600
Evansville, IN-KY 120 0.69 9.62 $18.27 $37,990




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)
Dubuque, IA 90 1.53 21.39 $15.80 $32,860
Reading, PA 140 0.82 11.48 $15.45 $32,140
Evansville, IN-KY 120 0.69 9.62 $18.27 $37,990
Fort Wayne, IN 130 0.61 8.57 $14.71 $30,600
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 60 0.56 7.85 $23.21 $48,280
Longview, TX 40 0.44 6.12 $11.47 $23,850
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 90 0.41 5.78 $16.09 $33,460
Lancaster, PA 90 0.39 5.46 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 380 0.34 4.70 $17.16 $35,680
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 220 0.21 2.99 $17.89 $37,210




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)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 40 0.04 0.63 $28.12 $58,490
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 60 0.56 7.85 $23.21 $48,280
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 60 0.06 0.87 $21.25 $44,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.54 $19.15 $39,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.63 $18.88 $39,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.34 $18.47 $38,410
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI (8) (8) (8) $18.30 $38,070
Evansville, IN-KY 120 0.69 9.62 $18.27 $37,990
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 220 0.21 2.99 $17.89 $37,210
Syracuse, NY 50 0.18 2.46 $17.62 $36,650

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 160 0.66 9.17 $23.07 $47,980
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 12.14 (8) (8)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 11.21 $15.74 $32,730
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.54 7.50 $17.17 $35,720
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 6.16 $18.07 $37,580

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 12.14 (8) (8)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 11.21 $15.74 $32,730
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.66 9.17 $23.07 $47,980
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 8.41 $14.04 $29,200
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 8.15 $16.90 $35,140

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 160 0.66 9.17 $23.07 $47,980
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 4.67 $20.27 $42,150
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 6.89 $19.31 $40,170
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 6.16 $18.07 $37,580
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 4.84 $17.61 $36,640


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015