Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
4,160 5.7 % $20.21 $42,030 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.78 $14.62 $20.10 $25.50 $29.65
Annual Wage (2) $22,420 $30,420 $41,820 $53,030 $61,670


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 1,520 1.19 $20.06 $41,730
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,100 0.40 $21.46 $44,630
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 210 0.06 $16.43 $34,170
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 200 0.08 $21.02 $43,710
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 160 0.09 $18.80 $39,100

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 1,520 1.19 $20.06 $41,730
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,100 0.40 $21.46 $44,630
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 60 0.16 $19.27 $40,070
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 80 0.13 $13.92 $28,950
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 70 0.12 $19.47 $40,500

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 (8) (8) $26.39 $54,900
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $23.37 $48,610
Ship and Boat Building 60 0.04 $23.15 $48,150
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,100 0.40 $21.46 $44,630
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 200 0.08 $21.02 $43,710


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)
Texas 490 0.05 1.45 $20.82 $43,300
Ohio 430 0.08 2.69 $20.12 $41,850
Pennsylvania 370 0.07 2.10 $17.55 $36,500
Wisconsin 360 0.13 4.29 $22.31 $46,410
California 300 0.02 0.64 $14.76 $30,700




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 360 0.13 4.29 $22.31 $46,410
Indiana 250 0.09 2.76 $22.08 $45,920
Alabama 170 0.09 2.89 $19.38 $40,310
Ohio 430 0.08 2.69 $20.12 $41,850
Pennsylvania 370 0.07 2.10 $17.55 $36,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 70 0.05 1.72 $27.46 $57,120
Washington (8) (8) (8) $26.86 $55,860
Oregon 80 0.05 1.54 $23.87 $49,640
Michigan 220 0.05 1.73 $23.71 $49,320
Minnesota 80 0.03 0.95 $23.23 $48,310





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.10 3.13 $21.84 $45,430
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 3.70 $15.04 $31,280
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.23 7.34 $19.14 $39,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.08 2.69 $19.54 $40,650
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.12 3.72 $21.11 $43,900
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 90 0.42 13.38 $14.12 $29,370
Akron, OH 80 0.24 7.58 $17.52 $36,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.07 2.17 $24.23 $50,390
Appleton, WI 70 0.60 19.16 $20.50 $42,630
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 1.93 $20.40 $42,430




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)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 50 0.61 19.39 $22.22 $46,210
Appleton, WI 70 0.60 19.16 $20.50 $42,630
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 90 0.42 13.38 $14.12 $29,370
Akron, OH 80 0.24 7.58 $17.52 $36,440
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.23 7.34 $19.14 $39,800
Lancaster, PA 50 0.21 6.77 $19.98 $41,550
Peoria, IL 30 0.17 5.50 $30.74 $63,940
Wichita, KS 40 0.16 5.03 $27.65 $57,510
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 3.70 $15.04 $31,280
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.12 3.72 $21.11 $43,900




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.96 $66,470
Peoria, IL 30 0.17 5.50 $30.74 $63,940
Wichita, KS 40 0.16 5.03 $27.65 $57,510
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $27.14 $56,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $24.78 $51,550
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 1.47 $24.69 $51,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.07 2.17 $24.23 $50,390
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 50 0.61 19.39 $22.22 $46,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.10 3.13 $21.84 $45,430
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.71 $45,150

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 11.57 $20.31 $42,250
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 7.41 (8) (8)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 4.69 $15.66 $32,580
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 7.52 $22.19 $46,150
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 7.08 $18.15 $37,750

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 11.57 $20.31 $42,250
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 7.52 $22.19 $46,150
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 7.37 $17.45 $36,300
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 7.41 (8) (8)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 7.08 $18.15 $37,750

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 40 0.24 7.52 $22.19 $46,150
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 11.57 $20.31 $42,250
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 3.62 $19.35 $40,250
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 7.08 $18.15 $37,750
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 7.37 $17.45 $36,300


About May 2013 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:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014