Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.


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)
135,550 1.9 % $15.15 $31,510 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.62 $11.26 $14.11 $17.97 $22.66
Annual Wage (2) $20,000 $23,420 $29,340 $37,380 $47,130


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 60,140 10.90 $14.29 $29,710
Foundries 10,380 8.18 $16.52 $34,350
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 9,430 1.68 $15.96 $33,200
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,010 2.49 $15.99 $33,270
Employment Services 6,850 0.19 $12.00 $24,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 60,140 10.90 $14.29 $29,710
Foundries 10,380 8.18 $16.52 $34,350
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 5,330 2.91 $16.38 $34,070
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,010 2.49 $15.99 $33,270
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,230 2.43 $15.13 $31,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 920 0.05 $24.65 $51,270
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 270 0.13 $24.23 $50,390
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 40 0.08 $24.00 $49,910
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 30 0.04 $22.12 $46,010
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,140 1.26 $21.79 $45,320


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 16,000 3.03 3.08 $15.19 $31,600
Indiana 13,030 4.42 4.50 $15.37 $31,970
Michigan 12,370 2.98 3.03 $13.93 $28,970
California 8,350 0.54 0.55 $14.41 $29,980
Wisconsin 7,200 2.60 2.64 $16.18 $33,660




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)
Indiana 13,030 4.42 4.50 $15.37 $31,970
Ohio 16,000 3.03 3.08 $15.19 $31,600
Michigan 12,370 2.98 3.03 $13.93 $28,970
Wisconsin 7,200 2.60 2.64 $16.18 $33,660
New Hampshire 1,310 2.07 2.10 $14.59 $30,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 220 0.35 0.36 $22.54 $46,890
West Virginia 630 0.90 0.91 $19.67 $40,910
Massachusetts 2,050 0.60 0.61 $17.37 $36,120
Minnesota 2,910 1.05 1.07 $17.29 $35,950
Washington 2,110 0.71 0.72 $17.28 $35,930





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 4,050 3.45 3.51 $13.74 $28,590
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 3,350 3.38 3.44 $14.15 $29,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,950 0.72 0.73 $12.66 $26,340
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,180 2.62 2.67 $16.41 $34,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,160 1.15 1.17 $17.26 $35,890
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,110 2.05 2.09 $16.19 $33,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,100 0.85 0.86 $14.60 $30,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,050 1.55 1.58 $14.85 $30,880
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,050 2.01 2.04 $14.70 $30,580
Columbus, OH 1,760 1.76 1.79 $14.47 $30,100




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)
Evansville, IN-KY 1,400 9.11 9.26 $14.92 $31,040
Burlington, NC 390 6.75 6.87 $18.17 $37,800
Fort Wayne, IN 1,390 6.64 6.75 $14.71 $30,590
Columbus, IN 280 5.68 5.77 $14.63 $30,430
Leominster-Gardner, MA 250 5.10 5.19 $16.37 $34,060
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 300 5.05 5.14 $13.60 $28,300
Erie, PA 620 4.89 4.97 $15.38 $31,990
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 590 4.63 4.71 $14.36 $29,870
Logan, UT-ID 240 4.52 4.60 $12.14 $25,250
Winston-Salem, NC 1,160 4.49 4.57 $12.97 $26,970