Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
10,040 5.0 % $15.36 $31,940 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.13 $11.99 $14.66 $17.90 $21.94
Annual Wage (2) $21,070 $24,940 $30,500 $37,230 $45,630


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 7,700 7.07 $14.77 $30,710
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 520 0.34 $18.38 $38,220
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 390 0.09 $13.97 $29,050
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 250 0.10 $17.64 $36,700
Plastics Product Manufacturing 250 0.05 $19.81 $41,200

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 7,700 7.07 $14.77 $30,710
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 520 0.34 $18.38 $38,220
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 100 0.17 $18.86 $39,220
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 250 0.10 $17.64 $36,700
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 390 0.09 $13.97 $29,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 250 0.05 $19.81 $41,200
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 100 0.17 $18.86 $39,220
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 520 0.34 $18.38 $38,220
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 70 0.08 $17.85 $37,120
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 40 0.07 $17.67 $36,740


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 1,460 0.30 3.76 $14.89 $30,970
Wisconsin 1,000 0.38 4.84 $15.66 $32,570
Indiana 840 0.31 3.89 $15.89 $33,040
Texas 580 0.06 0.73 $12.05 $25,060
Pennsylvania 570 0.10 1.30 $16.47 $34,250




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)
New Hampshire 260 0.43 5.42 $13.69 $28,480
Wisconsin 1,000 0.38 4.84 $15.66 $32,570
Indiana 840 0.31 3.89 $15.89 $33,040
Ohio 1,460 0.30 3.76 $14.89 $30,970
Oregon 350 0.22 2.84 $16.91 $35,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 230 0.07 0.94 $22.68 $47,170
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.36 $20.92 $43,520
Connecticut 200 0.12 1.56 $19.03 $39,570
Michigan 390 0.10 1.30 $18.48 $38,430
Utah 110 0.10 1.25 $18.36 $38,180

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)
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 300 0.31 3.93 $16.70 $34,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.94 $13.88 $28,870
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 250 0.26 3.31 $15.34 $31,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 250 0.15 1.87 $15.20 $31,620
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 210 1.64 20.75 $12.99 $27,030
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 210 5.04 63.76 $14.45 $30,060
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.25 3.14 $15.22 $31,660
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 1.58 $19.85 $41,280
Sheboygan, WI 120 2.20 27.90 (8) (8)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 120 0.24 3.06 $13.15 $27,360




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)
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 210 5.04 63.76 $14.45 $30,060
Sheboygan, WI 120 2.20 27.90 (8) (8)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 210 1.64 20.75 $12.99 $27,030
Lebanon, PA 40 0.92 11.69 $12.98 $27,000
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.37 4.67 $15.31 $31,850
Akron, OH 110 0.37 4.65 $17.38 $36,140
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 300 0.31 3.93 $16.70 $34,730
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.28 3.58 $16.11 $33,500
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 250 0.26 3.31 $15.34 $31,900
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.25 3.14 $15.22 $31,660




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)
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $26.21 $54,510
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.80 $20.44 $42,520
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 1.58 $19.85 $41,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.38 $19.79 $41,160
Salt Lake City, UT 90 0.15 1.89 $19.01 $39,530
Akron, OH 110 0.37 4.65 $17.38 $36,140
Lancaster, PA 40 0.19 2.41 $17.19 $35,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $17.05 $35,470
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 100 0.11 1.33 $16.73 $34,790
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 300 0.31 3.93 $16.70 $34,730

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 260 1.97 24.97 $15.15 $31,500
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.21 15.35 $15.11 $31,440
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.98 12.37 $15.48 $32,190
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.98 12.45 $14.39 $29,940
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 3.98 $13.09 $27,220

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 260 1.97 24.97 $15.15 $31,500
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.21 15.35 $15.11 $31,440
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 1.06 13.44 (8) (8)
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.98 12.45 $14.39 $29,940
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.98 12.37 $15.48 $32,190

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 5.38 $18.26 $37,970
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.52 6.64 $16.15 $33,580
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 3.47 $15.92 $33,110
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.98 12.37 $15.48 $32,190
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 260 1.97 24.97 $15.15 $31,500


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 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011