Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.


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)
6,200 6.1 % $23.04 $47,920 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.32 $16.96 $22.15 $28.72 $34.32
Annual Wage (2) $27,710 $35,270 $46,080 $59,730 $71,380


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)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 770 0.43 $25.34 $52,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 400 0.03 $24.83 $51,650
Foundries 360 0.28 $21.66 $45,050
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 320 0.09 $17.91 $37,260
Plastics Product Manufacturing 320 0.06 $19.09 $39,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 770 0.43 $25.34 $52,720
Foundries 360 0.28 $21.66 $45,050
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 100 0.25 $18.01 $37,460
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 230 0.19 $18.69 $38,880
Specialized Design Services 210 0.18 $26.50 $55,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 60 0.06 $27.87 $57,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 230 0.04 $26.68 $55,490
Specialized Design Services 210 0.18 $26.50 $55,120
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 90 0.07 $25.81 $53,680
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 770 0.43 $25.34 $52,720


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)
Michigan 1,140 0.29 6.12 $27.14 $56,460
Illinois 600 0.11 2.25 $20.97 $43,620
Ohio 560 0.11 2.33 $22.36 $46,500
California 440 0.03 0.63 $23.47 $48,830
Pennsylvania 370 0.07 1.42 $22.34 $46,460




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)
Michigan 1,140 0.29 6.12 $27.14 $56,460
Wisconsin 340 0.13 2.68 $22.17 $46,120
Rhode Island 50 0.11 2.34 $23.09 $48,020
Ohio 560 0.11 2.33 $22.36 $46,500
Illinois 600 0.11 2.25 $20.97 $43,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 40 0.06 1.39 $32.81 $68,250
New Jersey 200 0.05 1.13 $29.91 $62,220
Massachusetts 70 0.02 0.46 $27.46 $57,120
Michigan 1,140 0.29 6.12 $27.14 $56,460
Connecticut 180 0.11 2.37 $25.07 $52,150





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 600 0.54 11.62 $26.10 $54,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 1.52 $20.94 $43,550
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.30 6.33 $30.38 $63,190
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 180 0.18 3.88 $23.64 $49,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 2.61 $23.14 $48,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.52 $20.94 $43,560
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.11 2.43 $23.98 $49,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 1.19 $26.82 $55,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.13 2.68 $24.85 $51,680
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.18 3.84 $23.72 $49,350




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 600 0.54 11.62 $26.10 $54,280
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 50 0.47 9.96 $22.59 $46,990
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.30 6.33 $30.38 $63,190
Dayton, OH 90 0.23 5.02 $20.46 $42,560
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.20 4.24 $34.77 $72,330
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.18 3.84 $23.72 $49,350
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 180 0.18 3.88 $23.64 $49,170
Wichita, KS 50 0.16 3.42 $23.24 $48,330
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.13 2.68 $24.85 $51,680
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.12 2.46 $24.29 $50,520




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.20 4.24 $34.77 $72,330
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.10 2.05 $30.61 $63,670
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.30 6.33 $30.38 $63,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 1.19 $26.82 $55,780
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 600 0.54 11.62 $26.10 $54,280
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.11 2.44 $26.02 $54,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.66 $25.39 $52,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.64 $25.03 $52,060
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.13 2.68 $24.85 $51,680
Rochester, NY 30 0.06 1.32 $24.60 $51,160

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 11.11 $16.66 $34,650
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 12.27 $18.19 $37,840
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 8.84 $20.16 $41,940
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 8.53 $21.03 $43,740
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 6.28 $16.10 $33,480

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 Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 12.27 $18.19 $37,840
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 11.11 $16.66 $34,650
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 8.84 $20.16 $41,940
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 8.53 $21.03 $43,740
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 6.28 $16.10 $33,480

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 3.49 $26.27 $54,630
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 8.53 $21.03 $43,740
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 8.84 $20.16 $41,940
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.58 $38,640
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 12.27 $18.19 $37,840


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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