Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
10,320 4.3 % $17.13 $35,630 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.08 $13.04 $16.15 $20.49 $24.90
Annual Wage (2) $23,050 $27,120 $33,600 $42,620 $51,800


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 5,380 4.22 $15.64 $32,530
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,790 1.96 $20.13 $41,860
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,330 2.15 $17.52 $36,440
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 990 1.75 $18.97 $39,460
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 210 0.08 $16.91 $35,160

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 5,380 4.22 $15.64 $32,530
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,330 2.15 $17.52 $36,440
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,790 1.96 $20.13 $41,860
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 990 1.75 $18.97 $39,460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 160 0.28 $25.98 $54,030

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 $25.98 $54,030
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,790 1.96 $20.13 $41,860
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 990 1.75 $18.97 $39,460
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,330 2.15 $17.52 $36,440
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.28 $35,950


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 1,100 0.20 2.52 $17.71 $36,830
Ohio 1,090 0.21 2.74 $17.03 $35,430
Wisconsin 760 0.28 3.62 $16.82 $34,980
Texas 700 0.06 0.82 $14.93 $31,050
Indiana 630 0.22 2.81 $18.24 $37,950




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 760 0.28 3.62 $16.82 $34,980
Alabama 480 0.26 3.34 $15.47 $32,170
Kentucky 400 0.22 2.87 $18.67 $38,830
Indiana 630 0.22 2.81 $18.24 $37,950
Ohio 1,090 0.21 2.74 $17.03 $35,430




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 270 0.15 1.86 $24.62 $51,220
Connecticut 70 0.04 0.51 $20.18 $41,970
Michigan 510 0.13 1.62 $19.42 $40,380
Kentucky 400 0.22 2.87 $18.67 $38,830
Virginia 90 0.02 0.32 $18.47 $38,410





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 300 0.27 3.42 $17.20 $35,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 2.74 $20.28 $42,190
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 270 0.56 7.18 $14.81 $30,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.86 $16.56 $34,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.86 $14.33 $29,810
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 180 0.67 8.55 $24.19 $50,320
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 180 0.18 2.25 $15.85 $32,960
Reading, PA 150 0.90 11.53 $16.01 $33,300
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 140 0.47 6.03 $30.66 $63,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.81 $18.21 $37,880




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 80 1.43 18.42 $15.31 $31,850
Reading, PA 150 0.90 11.53 $16.01 $33,300
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 180 0.67 8.55 $24.19 $50,320
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 270 0.56 7.18 $14.81 $30,800
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 110 0.52 6.70 $15.48 $32,190
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 140 0.47 6.03 $30.66 $63,780
Lancaster, PA 90 0.41 5.33 $20.21 $42,040
Fort Wayne, IN 70 0.37 4.72 $15.62 $32,500
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.27 3.42 $17.20 $35,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 2.74 $20.28 $42,190




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 140 0.47 6.03 $30.66 $63,780
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 180 0.67 8.55 $24.19 $50,320
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH (8) (8) (8) $23.32 $48,510
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 2.74 $20.28 $42,190
Lancaster, PA 90 0.41 5.33 $20.21 $42,040
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 1.78 $19.33 $40,200
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 60 0.12 1.49 $19.26 $40,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.13 $18.53 $38,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.81 $18.21 $37,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.32 $17.39 $36,180

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 220 0.95 12.15 $20.58 $42,810
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.75 9.70 $16.93 $35,210
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.84 10.76 (8) (8)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 7.52 $17.10 $35,570
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 4.48 $15.18 $31,580

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 0.95 12.15 $20.58 $42,810
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.84 10.76 (8) (8)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.75 9.70 $16.93 $35,210
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 8.37 $16.40 $34,110
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 7.52 $17.10 $35,570

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 220 0.95 12.15 $20.58 $42,810
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 3.78 $18.03 $37,500
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 7.07 $17.75 $36,920
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 7.52 $17.10 $35,570
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.75 9.70 $16.93 $35,210


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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