Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.


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)
34,610 3.4 % $15.24 $31,700 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $11.25 $14.34 $18.03 $22.78
Annual Wage (2) $19,340 $23,400 $29,820 $37,510 $47,390


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)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 11,940 6.77 $14.51 $30,190
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,200 3.91 $16.78 $34,910
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,900 4.02 $16.00 $33,280
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 2,770 7.05 $14.73 $30,630
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,890 0.68 $15.51 $32,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 2,770 7.05 $14.73 $30,630
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 11,940 6.77 $14.51 $30,190
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,900 4.02 $16.00 $33,280
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,200 3.91 $16.78 $34,910
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 390 2.92 $16.43 $34,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $25.76 $53,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $22.58 $46,970
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $21.38 $44,470
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.08 $19.72 $41,030
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.12 $19.48 $40,510


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 3,300 0.22 0.85 $14.71 $30,600
Ohio 2,410 0.46 1.81 $16.59 $34,510
Texas 2,360 0.21 0.82 $12.01 $24,970
Florida 2,030 0.26 1.03 $13.68 $28,450
Pennsylvania 2,020 0.36 1.39 $15.12 $31,460




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)
Vermont 300 1.00 3.90 $22.99 $47,820
Utah 740 0.58 2.26 $16.59 $34,510
Oklahoma 730 0.46 1.80 $14.57 $30,300
Ohio 2,410 0.46 1.81 $16.59 $34,510
New Hampshire 290 0.46 1.81 $14.40 $29,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 300 1.00 3.90 $22.99 $47,820
Massachusetts 800 0.24 0.94 $19.63 $40,820
Washington 990 0.34 1.33 $18.47 $38,410
Illinois 1,370 0.24 0.93 $18.40 $38,270
Oregon 550 0.33 1.28 $17.67 $36,760





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.24 0.93 $13.11 $27,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 870 0.23 0.90 $18.84 $39,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 670 0.54 2.10 $15.62 $32,480
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 570 0.49 1.93 $15.18 $31,580
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 520 0.55 2.16 $11.45 $23,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 510 0.48 1.88 $18.38 $38,240
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 480 0.47 1.85 $19.39 $40,320
Oklahoma City, OK 460 0.76 2.95 $14.08 $29,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 430 0.18 0.71 $12.96 $26,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.30 $15.19 $31,590




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)
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 90 1.73 6.75 $14.60 $30,360
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.62 6.31 $17.60 $36,600
Logan, UT-ID 70 1.39 5.44 $15.84 $32,950
Napa, CA 80 1.21 4.72 $16.51 $34,350
Lancaster, PA 250 1.10 4.28 $14.75 $30,680
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 220 1.05 4.08 $18.69 $38,880
Wausau, WI 70 1.03 4.03 $13.41 $27,890
Wheeling, WV-OH 60 0.97 3.78 $12.00 $24,950
Worcester, MA-CT 230 0.91 3.55 $18.59 $38,670
Jefferson City, MO 60 0.89 3.48 $13.73 $28,550




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)
Colorado Springs, CO 50 0.21 0.83 $23.70 $49,290
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $23.18 $48,220
Dayton, OH 70 0.18 0.71 $20.96 $43,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.28 1.10 $20.66 $42,980
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 220 0.12 0.47 $19.87 $41,330
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $19.82 $41,230
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.21 0.81 $19.67 $40,910
Boulder, CO 40 0.25 0.96 $19.57 $40,710
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 480 0.47 1.85 $19.39 $40,320
Akron, OH 70 0.23 0.89 $19.32 $40,190

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 Ohio nonmetropolitan area 370 3.21 12.52 $15.39 $32,010
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 240 1.79 6.99 $14.63 $30,430
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 3.00 $14.36 $29,860
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 1.21 4.74 $15.91 $33,080
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.58 2.28 $19.48 $40,520

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 370 3.21 12.52 $15.39 $32,010
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 240 1.79 6.99 $14.63 $30,430
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 140 1.44 5.62 $12.89 $26,810
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 1.21 4.74 $15.91 $33,080
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 1.05 4.12 $15.39 $32,010

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.41 $52,840
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.51 $21.89 $45,540
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.58 2.28 $19.48 $40,520
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.47 $38,420
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.85 $37,130


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