Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal

Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.


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)
11,190 4.1 % $16.99 $35,350 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.69 $13.10 $16.36 $20.18 $24.92
Annual Wage (2) $22,230 $27,240 $34,030 $41,970 $51,840


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 5,580 5.12 $14.95 $31,090
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,350 2.79 $21.42 $44,550
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,470 2.78 $19.16 $39,860
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 140 0.06 $16.91 $35,170
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 110 0.07 $14.61 $30,380

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 5,580 5.12 $14.95 $31,090
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,350 2.79 $21.42 $44,550
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,470 2.78 $19.16 $39,860
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 110 0.07 $14.61 $30,380
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 140 0.06 $16.91 $35,170

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 2,350 2.79 $21.42 $44,550
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,470 2.78 $19.16 $39,860
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 80 0.03 $17.25 $35,890
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 140 0.06 $16.91 $35,170
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing (8) (8) $16.27 $33,850


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 1,360 0.28 3.15 $16.53 $34,390
Michigan 1,240 0.33 3.75 $20.92 $43,520
Pennsylvania 870 0.16 1.80 $16.96 $35,270
Wisconsin 790 0.30 3.45 $15.60 $32,450
Indiana 780 0.29 3.26 $18.08 $37,610




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)
Michigan 1,240 0.33 3.75 $20.92 $43,520
Wisconsin 790 0.30 3.45 $15.60 $32,450
Indiana 780 0.29 3.26 $18.08 $37,610
Ohio 1,360 0.28 3.15 $16.53 $34,390
Kentucky 450 0.26 2.97 $16.52 $34,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 210 0.12 1.34 $21.39 $44,490
Michigan 1,240 0.33 3.75 $20.92 $43,520
Connecticut 40 0.03 0.28 $19.90 $41,380
North Carolina 110 0.03 0.34 $19.66 $40,890
Arkansas (8) (8) (8) $19.05 $39,620

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 340 0.09 1.00 $12.43 $25,860
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.27 3.11 $17.83 $37,090
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 230 0.30 3.39 $15.07 $31,340
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 200 0.21 2.40 $16.07 $33,420
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.06 0.63 $14.35 $29,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.08 0.90 $17.20 $35,780
Evansville, IN-KY 140 0.84 9.54 $19.02 $39,560
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 140 0.29 3.31 $15.14 $31,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.12 1.35 $15.79 $32,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.36 $12.09 $25,150




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 140 0.84 9.54 $19.02 $39,560
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 40 0.77 8.76 $13.28 $27,630
Coeur d'Alene, ID 30 0.62 7.08 $11.95 $24,860
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.40 4.56 $12.65 $26,320
Toledo, OH 110 0.38 4.35 $17.42 $36,240
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 100 0.37 4.22 $23.93 $49,780
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 70 0.32 3.68 $14.56 $30,290
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 0.31 3.51 $15.62 $32,490
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 230 0.30 3.39 $15.07 $31,340
Reading, PA 50 0.29 3.34 $19.14 $39,810




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 100 0.37 4.22 $23.93 $49,780
Fort Wayne, IN 50 0.23 2.65 $20.23 $42,070
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.51 $40,570
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 50 0.06 0.69 $19.35 $40,240
Reading, PA 50 0.29 3.34 $19.14 $39,810
Evansville, IN-KY 140 0.84 9.54 $19.02 $39,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.34 $38,150
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $18.27 $38,010
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.27 3.11 $17.83 $37,090
Canton-Massillon, OH (8) (8) (8) $17.74 $36,900

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 200 1.30 14.79 $17.66 $36,740
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.75 8.57 $14.71 $30,600
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.57 6.50 $18.99 $39,500
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 5.01 $15.62 $32,500
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 6.91 $13.94 $29,000

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 Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.30 14.79 $17.66 $36,740
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 9.62 $14.70 $30,580
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.75 8.57 $14.71 $30,600
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 7.83 $13.80 $28,700
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 7.52 $18.61 $38,700

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.57 6.50 $18.99 $39,500
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 7.52 $18.61 $38,700
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.30 14.79 $17.66 $36,740
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 7.49 $16.68 $34,700
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.12 $33,530


About May 2010 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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011