Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.


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)
12,860 4.7 % $16.31 $33,930 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.76 $12.86 $15.71 $18.91 $22.94
Annual Wage (2) $22,370 $26,750 $32,680 $39,340 $47,700


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 9,500 7.49 $16.00 $33,270
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 570 0.31 $15.77 $32,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 480 0.08 $16.37 $34,050
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 430 0.15 $18.03 $37,490
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 140 0.03 $17.45 $36,290

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 9,500 7.49 $16.00 $33,270
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 570 0.31 $15.77 $32,790
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 130 0.21 $16.29 $33,880
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 110 0.18 $14.76 $30,710
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 430 0.15 $18.03 $37,490

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 50 0.06 $27.68 $57,560
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 30 0.03 $25.42 $52,880
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 120 0.05 $18.70 $38,900
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 60 0.05 $18.22 $37,890
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.10 $37,650


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)
Ohio 1,760 0.33 3.57 $16.05 $33,380
Wisconsin 1,710 0.62 6.60 $17.03 $35,420
Michigan 810 0.19 2.08 $16.14 $33,570
Texas 800 0.07 0.74 $14.11 $29,350
California 690 0.04 0.48 $15.87 $33,010




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 1,710 0.62 6.60 $17.03 $35,420
Ohio 1,760 0.33 3.57 $16.05 $33,380
New Hampshire 200 0.32 3.46 $15.46 $32,160
Iowa 400 0.26 2.81 $15.50 $32,250
Indiana 620 0.21 2.26 $15.15 $31,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.43 $20.56 $42,760
Minnesota 240 0.09 0.93 $20.25 $42,120
Illinois 330 0.06 0.60 $18.89 $39,280
Alabama 330 0.18 1.91 $18.35 $38,170
Oregon 340 0.20 2.11 $17.94 $37,320





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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 730 0.88 9.43 $16.67 $34,670
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 360 0.35 3.78 $15.11 $31,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 0.85 $15.61 $32,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 260 0.09 0.97 $13.95 $29,010
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.19 2.04 $18.71 $38,920
Canton-Massillon, OH 180 1.08 11.58 $16.14 $33,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 0.95 $21.20 $44,100
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 140 1.10 11.76 $15.10 $31,410
Madison, WI 130 0.36 3.85 $14.73 $30,640
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 130 0.12 1.34 $16.20 $33,700




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, MI 120 1.89 20.25 $16.35 $34,000
Sheboygan, WI 90 1.47 15.75 $20.37 $42,370
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 140 1.10 11.76 $15.10 $31,410
Canton-Massillon, OH 180 1.08 11.58 $16.14 $33,570
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 730 0.88 9.43 $16.67 $34,670
Columbus, IN 30 0.64 6.83 $15.15 $31,520
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 60 0.50 5.33 $17.02 $35,390
Reading, PA 70 0.43 4.61 $16.29 $33,880
Longview, TX 40 0.38 4.04 (8) (8)
Madison, WI 130 0.36 3.85 $14.73 $30,640




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)
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.60 $44,930
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.12 1.32 $21.39 $44,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 0.95 $21.20 $44,100
Sheboygan, WI 90 1.47 15.75 $20.37 $42,370
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 0.82 $20.20 $42,010
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 60 0.26 2.75 $19.90 $41,380
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $18.73 $38,950
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.19 2.04 $18.71 $38,920
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $17.85 $37,120
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.34 3.70 $17.73 $36,880

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 1.72 18.44 $16.62 $34,570
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.79 8.46 $17.07 $35,500
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 0.96 10.29 $18.50 $38,490
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.85 9.10 $17.47 $36,350
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 170 0.52 5.63 $17.72 $36,860

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 250 1.72 18.44 $16.62 $34,570
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 0.96 10.29 $18.50 $38,490
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.85 9.10 $17.47 $36,350
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.79 8.46 $17.07 $35,500
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 7.56 $15.34 $31,910

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 0.96 10.29 $18.50 $38,490
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 170 0.52 5.63 $17.72 $36,860
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.85 9.10 $17.47 $36,350
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.23 $35,850
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.79 8.46 $17.07 $35,500


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016