Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.


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)
3,770 6.3 % $20.03 $41,670 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.75 $14.32 $19.90 $25.30 $29.18
Annual Wage (2) $22,360 $29,780 $41,390 $52,620 $60,690


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 1,330 1.06 $19.82 $41,230
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 870 0.31 $20.96 $43,590
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 290 0.16 $19.59 $40,740
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 140 0.05 $22.53 $46,850
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 120 0.03 $17.40 $36,190

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 1,330 1.06 $19.82 $41,230
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 870 0.31 $20.96 $43,590
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 290 0.16 $19.59 $40,740
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 40 0.12 $22.73 $47,270
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 60 0.10 $19.80 $41,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $25.10 $52,210
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $24.91 $51,810
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 40 0.12 $22.73 $47,270
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 140 0.05 $22.53 $46,850
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 870 0.31 $20.96 $43,590


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 480 0.03 1.14 $15.70 $32,650
Ohio 400 0.08 2.75 $20.73 $43,120
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 2.26 $18.68 $38,850
Texas 330 0.03 1.04 $20.34 $42,310
Wisconsin 310 0.11 4.02 $22.97 $47,780




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 310 0.11 4.02 $22.97 $47,780
Indiana 260 0.09 3.16 $20.30 $42,210
Alabama 180 0.09 3.39 $18.37 $38,210
Ohio 400 0.08 2.75 $20.73 $43,120
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 2.26 $18.68 $38,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 60 0.02 0.79 $29.26 $60,850
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $23.91 $49,720
Michigan 260 0.06 2.27 $23.71 $49,310
Wisconsin 310 0.11 4.02 $22.97 $47,780
Illinois 200 0.03 1.23 $22.23 $46,240





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 120 0.10 3.70 $15.22 $31,650
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.22 7.97 $18.82 $39,150
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.08 2.98 $19.32 $40,180
Appleton, WI 80 0.69 24.85 $20.56 $42,770
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 80 1.28 45.84 $24.03 $49,980
Akron, OH 70 0.22 7.81 $15.80 $32,870
Lancaster, PA 60 0.27 9.61 $20.64 $42,930
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 40 0.04 1.51 $19.40 $40,350
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 1.50 $28.66 $59,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.32 $19.57 $40,710




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 80 1.28 45.84 $24.03 $49,980
Appleton, WI 80 0.69 24.85 $20.56 $42,770
Lancaster, PA 60 0.27 9.61 $20.64 $42,930
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.22 7.97 $18.82 $39,150
Akron, OH 70 0.22 7.81 $15.80 $32,870
Reading, PA 30 0.18 6.52 $17.81 $37,050
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.10 3.70 $15.22 $31,650
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.08 2.98 $19.32 $40,180
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 1.50 $28.66 $59,620
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 40 0.04 1.51 $19.40 $40,350




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)
Peoria, IL (8) (8) (8) $31.60 $65,730
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 1.50 $28.66 $59,620
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $27.58 $57,360
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.27 $50,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $24.27 $50,470
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 80 1.28 45.84 $24.03 $49,980
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.94 $43,550
Lancaster, PA 60 0.27 9.61 $20.64 $42,930
Appleton, WI 80 0.69 24.85 $20.56 $42,770
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $20.13 $41,870

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 90 0.33 11.85 $17.38 $36,160
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.41 14.59 $15.67 $32,600
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 10.16 $19.11 $39,750
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 8.46 $23.09 $48,020
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 8.94 $21.49 $44,690

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.41 14.59 $15.67 $32,600
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 11.85 $17.38 $36,160
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 10.16 $19.11 $39,750
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 8.94 $21.49 $44,690
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 8.46 $23.09 $48,020

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 8.46 $23.09 $48,020
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 8.94 $21.49 $44,690
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 10.16 $19.11 $39,750
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 11.85 $17.38 $36,160
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.41 14.59 $15.67 $32,600


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