Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
124,440 1.9 % $14.62 $30,400 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.22 $10.92 $13.77 $17.37 $21.58
Annual Wage (2) $19,190 $22,710 $28,630 $36,140 $44,880


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 51,840 10.12 $13.40 $27,870
Foundries 12,110 9.43 $16.08 $33,450
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,200 1.52 $15.56 $32,360
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,430 2.38 $13.95 $29,020
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 4,950 2.83 $15.70 $32,660

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 51,840 10.12 $13.40 $27,870
Foundries 12,110 9.43 $16.08 $33,450
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 4,950 2.83 $15.70 $32,660
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 560 2.74 $13.81 $28,730
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 3,250 2.54 $16.09 $33,460

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) 660 0.03 $26.53 $55,180
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 170 0.10 $23.42 $48,710
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 670 0.72 $21.56 $44,840
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 160 0.23 $19.14 $39,810
Dairy Product Manufacturing 130 0.10 $18.57 $38,630


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)
Michigan 13,770 3.52 3.68 $15.08 $31,360
Ohio 10,850 2.15 2.25 $14.97 $31,130
California 9,900 0.69 0.73 $12.97 $26,980
Indiana 8,260 2.94 3.08 $14.48 $30,120
Texas 7,330 0.69 0.73 $13.52 $28,110




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 13,770 3.52 3.68 $15.08 $31,360
Indiana 8,260 2.94 3.08 $14.48 $30,120
Wisconsin 7,080 2.65 2.77 $14.76 $30,710
Ohio 10,850 2.15 2.25 $14.97 $31,130
Iowa 2,430 1.65 1.73 $13.85 $28,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 80 0.14 0.15 $26.66 $55,450
Nebraska 720 0.79 0.82 $18.19 $37,840
Washington 1,420 0.52 0.54 $17.14 $35,660
Missouri 3,310 1.27 1.33 $16.62 $34,570
Oregon 1,020 0.63 0.66 $16.51 $34,350





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 3,620 0.94 0.98 $11.72 $24,380
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 3,030 29.52 30.91 $15.84 $32,950
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,890 2.69 2.82 $14.03 $29,170
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,580 2.59 2.71 $15.98 $33,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.69 0.72 $14.06 $29,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,220 1.27 1.33 $15.85 $32,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 1.42 1.49 $12.76 $26,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.93 0.97 $14.93 $31,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,740 1.50 1.57 $12.13 $25,230
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,680 2.09 2.19 $14.92 $31,030




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)
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 3,030 29.52 30.91 $15.84 $32,950
Sheboygan, WI 1,000 18.00 18.84 $15.60 $32,450
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 410 8.73 9.14 $13.59 $28,260
Columbus, IN 350 7.79 8.16 $12.73 $26,480
Pittsfield, MA 240 7.20 7.54 $13.07 $27,180
Reading, PA 1,120 6.83 7.15 $17.77 $36,960
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 380 6.73 7.05 $15.69 $32,640
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 770 6.17 6.46 $11.07 $23,030
Erie, PA 720 5.61 5.87 $15.34 $31,910
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 600 5.55 5.81 $11.90 $24,750