Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
13,100 4.5 % $15.07 $31,350 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.97 $11.71 $14.59 $17.81 $21.46
Annual Wage (2) $20,740 $24,360 $30,340 $37,040 $44,640


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 9,280 7.29 $14.84 $30,860
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 630 0.23 $13.05 $27,150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 590 0.12 $15.22 $31,660
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 570 0.32 $15.70 $32,660
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 200 0.06 $14.40 $29,960

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 9,280 7.29 $14.84 $30,860
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 570 0.32 $15.70 $32,660
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 630 0.23 $13.05 $27,150
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 140 0.23 $15.52 $32,270
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 100 0.18 $15.96 $33,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 40 0.01 $23.49 $48,850
Forging and Stamping 40 0.04 $21.02 $43,730
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 50 0.06 $18.02 $37,480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.09 $35,540
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.12 $33,540


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 1,790 0.35 3.54 $15.05 $31,300
Wisconsin 1,670 0.62 6.26 $15.68 $32,620
Indiana 1,000 0.35 3.55 $14.80 $30,790
Michigan 900 0.23 2.29 $15.26 $31,740
Texas 830 0.08 0.77 $12.63 $26,280




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 1,670 0.62 6.26 $15.68 $32,620
New Hampshire 300 0.48 4.88 $13.46 $28,000
Ohio 1,790 0.35 3.54 $15.05 $31,300
Indiana 1,000 0.35 3.55 $14.80 $30,790
Alabama 490 0.27 2.70 $15.13 $31,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 150 0.05 0.48 $20.99 $43,660
Minnesota 170 0.06 0.65 $18.56 $38,600
North Carolina 50 0.01 0.12 $17.30 $35,980
Iowa 380 0.25 2.55 $17.10 $35,570
Arizona 60 0.02 0.24 $16.57 $34,460





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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 560 0.56 5.66 $15.01 $31,210
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 450 0.55 5.61 $13.04 $27,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.94 $15.07 $31,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.73 $13.79 $28,670
Dayton, OH 230 0.62 6.26 $14.51 $30,180
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 180 0.45 4.60 $17.12 $35,600
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 180 0.18 1.83 $14.99 $31,170
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 150 0.31 3.12 $13.12 $27,290
Fort Wayne, IN 140 0.67 6.83 $11.64 $24,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 0.89 $14.35 $29,850




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)
Bay City, MI 30 0.98 9.88 $13.67 $28,430
Fort Wayne, IN 140 0.67 6.83 $11.64 $24,210
Dayton, OH 230 0.62 6.26 $14.51 $30,180
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 560 0.56 5.66 $15.01 $31,210
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 450 0.55 5.61 $13.04 $27,120
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 180 0.45 4.60 $17.12 $35,600
Chattanooga, TN-GA 70 0.33 3.30 $16.31 $33,930
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 150 0.31 3.12 $13.12 $27,290
Lancaster, PA 50 0.24 2.41 $15.52 $32,280
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 50 0.23 2.37 $17.81 $37,030




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)
Akron, OH 30 0.09 0.96 $19.93 $41,460
Janesville, WI (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,970
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.13 1.29 $19.09 $39,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 0.47 $19.04 $39,610
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.71 $18.82 $39,150
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 0.49 $18.24 $37,930
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $18.09 $37,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.18 $17.96 $37,350
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 50 0.23 2.37 $17.81 $37,030
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.42 $17.53 $36,470

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 330 2.11 21.32 $16.06 $33,400
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 310 1.09 11.00 $15.04 $31,270
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 300 2.19 22.21 $15.98 $33,240
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.58 15.95 $17.12 $35,610
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 0.96 9.72 $16.24 $33,790

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 300 2.19 22.21 $15.98 $33,240
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 330 2.11 21.32 $16.06 $33,400
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.58 15.95 $17.12 $35,610
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 1.34 13.56 $15.69 $32,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 310 1.09 11.00 $15.04 $31,270

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.58 15.95 $17.12 $35,610
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.59 5.98 $16.61 $34,540
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.44 $34,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 0.96 9.72 $16.24 $33,790
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 330 2.11 21.32 $16.06 $33,400


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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