Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.


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)
4,390 5.8 % $19.04 $39,600 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.39 $14.23 $17.88 $23.23 $28.76
Annual Wage (2) $23,690 $29,590 $37,200 $48,320 $59,820


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 1,340 1.23 $19.48 $40,520
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,030 0.42 $21.10 $43,890
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 270 0.08 $14.21 $29,560
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.16 $19.37 $40,300
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 240 0.19 $14.01 $29,150

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 1,340 1.23 $19.48 $40,520
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,030 0.42 $21.10 $43,890
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 240 0.19 $14.01 $29,150
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.16 $19.37 $40,300
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 80 0.14 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 80 0.02 $26.00 $54,070
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.12 $48,090
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,030 0.42 $21.10 $43,890
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel (8) (8) $20.99 $43,660
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 60 0.07 $20.12 $41,850


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 520 0.11 3.07 $18.95 $39,420
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 1.77 $18.39 $38,250
Michigan 330 0.09 2.55 $24.53 $51,010
Wisconsin 310 0.12 3.42 $19.35 $40,240
Texas 270 0.03 0.78 $15.99 $33,260




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)
Iowa 210 0.15 4.20 $21.68 $45,090
Wisconsin 310 0.12 3.42 $19.35 $40,240
Ohio 520 0.11 3.07 $18.95 $39,420
Michigan 330 0.09 2.55 $24.53 $51,010
Mississippi 90 0.09 2.46 $13.06 $27,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 330 0.09 2.55 $24.53 $51,010
Oregon 80 0.05 1.56 $23.88 $49,670
Missouri 50 0.02 0.55 $23.05 $47,940
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $21.75 $45,250
Iowa 210 0.15 4.20 $21.68 $45,090

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)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 110 0.12 3.36 $21.03 $43,750
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 100 0.10 3.01 $24.03 $49,990
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.13 3.88 $22.64 $47,090
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.07 1.91 $21.94 $45,630
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 70 0.08 2.17 $23.99 $49,910
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 70 0.87 25.14 $33.20 $69,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.49 $23.96 $49,840
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.08 2.20 $18.58 $38,640
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.70 20.30 $27.85 $57,920
Akron, OH 50 0.18 5.10 $15.18 $31,570




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)
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 70 0.87 25.14 $33.20 $69,050
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.70 20.30 $27.85 $57,920
Sheboygan, WI 40 0.65 18.71 $22.53 $46,860
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 40 0.63 18.28 $21.71 $45,160
Appleton, WI 50 0.43 12.31 $23.15 $48,160
Akron, OH 50 0.18 5.10 $15.18 $31,570
Chattanooga, TN-GA 30 0.15 4.23 $20.96 $43,590
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.13 3.88 $22.64 $47,090
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.12 3.56 $18.01 $37,460
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 110 0.12 3.36 $21.03 $43,750




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)
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 70 0.87 25.14 $33.20 $69,050
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.70 20.30 $27.85 $57,920
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $27.00 $56,160
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 100 0.10 3.01 $24.03 $49,990
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 70 0.08 2.17 $23.99 $49,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.49 $23.96 $49,840
Appleton, WI 50 0.43 12.31 $23.15 $48,160
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.13 3.88 $22.64 $47,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $22.56 $46,910
Sheboygan, WI 40 0.65 18.71 $22.53 $46,860

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.88 25.34 $18.69 $38,880
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 18.31 $16.13 $33,560
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 6.29 $17.04 $35,450
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 6.58 $18.52 $38,530
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 3.13 $17.88 $37,200

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.88 25.34 $18.69 $38,880
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 18.31 $16.13 $33,560
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 10.51 $16.83 $35,000
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 8.11 $14.74 $30,660
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 6.58 $18.52 $38,530

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 6.34 $21.24 $44,180
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.41 $42,460
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.88 25.34 $18.69 $38,880
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 6.58 $18.52 $38,530
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 3.13 $17.88 $37,200


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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May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011