Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-7031 Model Makers, Wood

Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.


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)
1,270 16.6 % $15.26 $31,740 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $9.85 $13.85 $17.99 $24.92
Annual Wage (2) $17,930 $20,480 $28,800 $37,420 $51,830


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)
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 380 0.17 $12.99 $27,010
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 180 0.19 $17.25 $35,890
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.07 $13.76 $28,630
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.16 $14.28 $29,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $31.47 $65,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 180 0.19 $17.25 $35,890
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 380 0.17 $12.99 $27,010
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.16 $14.28 $29,700
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.07 $13.76 $28,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $31.47 $65,460

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) 40 (7) $31.47 $65,460
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 180 0.19 $17.25 $35,890
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.16 $14.28 $29,700
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.07 $13.76 $28,630
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 380 0.17 $12.99 $27,010


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)
North Carolina 180 0.05 4.87 $13.90 $28,920
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 2.20 $17.17 $35,700
California 60 0.00 0.46 $13.60 $28,280
Michigan 60 0.02 1.64 $18.00 $37,450
Indiana 60 0.02 2.08 $14.08 $29,290




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)
North Carolina 180 0.05 4.87 $13.90 $28,920
Iowa 40 0.03 2.66 $15.56 $32,370
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 2.20 $17.17 $35,700
Michigan 60 0.02 1.64 $18.00 $37,450
Indiana 60 0.02 2.08 $14.08 $29,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 50 0.01 1.38 $21.31 $44,320
Michigan 60 0.02 1.64 $18.00 $37,450
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 2.20 $17.17 $35,700
Georgia 40 0.01 1.21 $17.09 $35,550
Iowa 40 0.03 2.66 $15.56 $32,370





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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 90 0.64 65.95 $14.65 $30,470
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 11.59 $18.25 $37,960




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 90 0.64 65.95 $14.65 $30,470
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 11.59 $18.25 $37,960




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $22.77 $47,360
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 11.59 $18.25 $37,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.17 $31,550
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 90 0.64 65.95 $14.65 $30,470


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013