Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.


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)
38,730 3.1 % $15.24 $31,690 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.52 $11.35 $14.24 $17.98 $22.76
Annual Wage (2) $19,800 $23,610 $29,630 $37,390 $47,330


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)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 13,220 7.12 $14.63 $30,430
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,000 4.84 $16.15 $33,600
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,270 4.38 $15.95 $33,180
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 2,790 7.09 $14.69 $30,560
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,840 0.65 $15.79 $32,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 13,220 7.12 $14.63 $30,430
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 2,790 7.09 $14.69 $30,560
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 4,000 4.84 $16.15 $33,600
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,270 4.38 $15.95 $33,180
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 540 4.07 $16.80 $34,940

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) 90 (7) $23.83 $49,570
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $21.63 $45,000
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 50 0.06 $20.20 $42,010
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.57 $40,700
Specialized Design Services 40 0.03 $19.26 $40,060


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)
California 4,530 0.29 1.04 $14.88 $30,950
Texas 3,290 0.28 1.01 $12.49 $25,970
Ohio 2,720 0.51 1.83 $16.01 $33,290
Florida 2,350 0.30 1.06 $14.12 $29,370
Pennsylvania 2,020 0.35 1.26 $15.39 $32,020



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)
Utah 850 0.65 2.30 $16.99 $35,340
Vermont 170 0.56 1.98 $22.88 $47,580
Oklahoma 860 0.54 1.91 $14.63 $30,430
Wisconsin 1,460 0.53 1.88 $15.03 $31,270
Ohio 2,720 0.51 1.83 $16.01 $33,290



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 170 0.56 1.98 $22.88 $47,580
Alaska 50 0.14 0.50 $21.06 $43,800
New Mexico 40 0.04 0.16 $19.27 $40,090
Washington 630 0.21 0.75 $18.89 $39,290
Oregon 410 0.24 0.85 $18.77 $39,040




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 1,300 0.32 1.13 $12.85 $26,730
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 810 0.69 2.47 $14.66 $30,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.21 0.73 $19.06 $39,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 700 0.54 1.91 $15.46 $32,150
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 610 0.09 0.33 $16.91 $35,170
Pittsburgh, PA 570 0.50 1.78 $14.96 $31,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 540 0.22 0.78 $14.99 $31,190
Austin-Round Rock, TX 490 0.53 1.88 $12.75 $26,530
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 460 0.45 1.61 $19.16 $39,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.47 1.66 $11.41 $23,740



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)
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 80 1.55 5.52 $14.41 $29,980
Johnstown, PA 70 1.37 4.89 $9.56 $19,890
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.26 4.50 $13.76 $28,630
Napa, CA 90 1.24 4.43 $16.88 $35,100
Jonesboro, AR 60 1.14 4.05 $12.67 $26,360
Texarkana, TX-AR 60 1.09 3.88 $17.67 $36,750
Jefferson City, MO 70 1.05 3.73 $14.14 $29,420
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 60 1.01 3.58 $20.63 $42,910
Springfield, MA-CT 300 0.95 3.38 (8) (8)
Gainesville, FL 110 0.91 3.26 $14.08 $29,280



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)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $23.77 $49,430
Anchorage, AK 40 0.23 0.83 $21.61 $44,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 0.39 $20.79 $43,230
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA (8) (8) (8) $20.69 $43,030
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 190 0.81 2.87 $20.68 $43,010
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 60 1.01 3.58 $20.63 $42,910
Huntsville, AL 30 0.15 0.53 $20.19 $42,000
Racine, WI 50 0.70 2.48 $20.10 $41,820
Boulder, CO 70 0.43 1.52 $20.05 $41,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.28 0.99 $19.78 $41,150

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 500 1.51 5.37 $13.55 $28,190
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 420 3.05 10.86 $13.58 $28,240
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.02 3.65 $11.39 $23,680
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 190 2.21 7.87 $9.80 $20,370
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.04 3.69 $17.35 $36,090

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 420 3.05 10.86 $13.58 $28,240
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 190 2.21 7.87 $9.80 $20,370
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 500 1.51 5.37 $13.55 $28,190
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 1.33 4.74 $17.66 $36,730
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 1.13 4.03 $12.70 $26,410

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.66 $55,460
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.30 $44,310
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.50 $38,470
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.04 $37,520
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.91 $37,260


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.

(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 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