Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
9,630 5.3 % $17.01 $35,390 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.59 $13.09 $16.28 $20.46 $24.34
Annual Wage (2) $22,030 $27,220 $33,850 $42,550 $50,630


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 5,320 4.19 $15.82 $32,910
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,370 1.51 $19.94 $41,480
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,270 2.15 $17.47 $36,340
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 910 1.47 $19.65 $40,870
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 150 0.05 $20.77 $43,210

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 5,320 4.19 $15.82 $32,910
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,270 2.15 $17.47 $36,340
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,370 1.51 $19.94 $41,480
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 910 1.47 $19.65 $40,870
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 150 0.05 $20.77 $43,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 150 0.05 $20.77 $43,210
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,370 1.51 $19.94 $41,480
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 910 1.47 $19.65 $40,870
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,270 2.15 $17.47 $36,340
Foundries 5,320 4.19 $15.82 $32,910


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)
Pennsylvania 1,220 0.21 3.06 $17.80 $37,010
Texas 870 0.08 1.08 $15.15 $31,500
Ohio 850 0.16 2.30 $18.05 $37,550
Wisconsin 620 0.22 3.18 $18.47 $38,410
Missouri 600 0.22 3.18 $15.14 $31,500



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)
Wisconsin 620 0.22 3.18 $18.47 $38,410
Missouri 600 0.22 3.18 $15.14 $31,500
Pennsylvania 1,220 0.21 3.06 $17.80 $37,010
Kentucky 340 0.19 2.66 $18.49 $38,470
Indiana 530 0.18 2.60 $15.63 $32,510



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 390 0.04 0.63 $19.96 $41,510
Alabama 320 0.17 2.45 $19.36 $40,270
Arkansas 130 0.11 1.53 $19.29 $40,130
Kentucky 340 0.19 2.66 $18.49 $38,470
Wisconsin 620 0.22 3.18 $18.47 $38,410




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.27 3.85 $14.89 $30,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.93 $13.34 $27,750
Lancaster, PA 230 0.97 13.95 $18.34 $38,140
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.19 2.66 $19.30 $40,140
Fort Wayne, IN 150 0.72 10.36 $14.88 $30,950
Evansville, IN-KY 150 0.94 13.52 $18.47 $38,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.83 $15.24 $31,690
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 130 0.13 1.83 $18.73 $38,970
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 1.59 $15.84 $32,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 1.17 $13.28 $27,630



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)
Lancaster, PA 230 0.97 13.95 $18.34 $38,140
Evansville, IN-KY 150 0.94 13.52 $18.47 $38,410
Fort Wayne, IN 150 0.72 10.36 $14.88 $30,950
Muskegon, MI 40 0.64 9.21 $15.97 $33,210
Reading, PA 90 0.52 7.51 $16.29 $33,880
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 90 0.39 5.61 $15.66 $32,570
Longview, TX 40 0.36 5.12 $12.41 $25,810
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.27 3.85 $14.89 $30,970
Syracuse, NY 80 0.26 3.77 $18.48 $38,430
Canton-Massillon, OH 30 0.20 2.93 $16.44 $34,200



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)
Knoxville, TN 50 0.14 2.00 $21.54 $44,790
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.09 1.22 $21.29 $44,290
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 0.86 $20.71 $43,080
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 70 0.06 0.87 $20.42 $42,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $20.00 $41,610
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.69 $40,960
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.95 $19.62 $40,800
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $19.47 $40,500
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.19 2.66 $19.30 $40,140
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 130 0.13 1.83 $18.73 $38,970

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.66 9.50 $22.05 $45,860
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 10.84 $16.74 $34,820
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 11.17 $13.04 $27,130
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 5.68 $15.69 $32,620
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 5.20 $12.35 $25,690

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 11.17 $13.04 $27,130
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 10.84 $16.74 $34,820
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.66 9.50 $22.05 $45,860
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 5.79 $18.21 $37,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 5.68 $15.69 $32,620

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 170 0.66 9.50 $22.05 $45,860
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.19 $19.32 $40,190
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 5.42 $18.28 $38,020
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 5.79 $18.21 $37,880
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $17.66 $36,740


About May 2015 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 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:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016