Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
32,920 3.2 % $15.14 $31,480 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.29 $11.22 $14.32 $18.00 $22.43
Annual Wage (2) $19,320 $23,350 $29,790 $37,450 $46,650


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 10,280 5.99 $14.71 $30,600
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,770 4.67 $16.07 $33,430
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,090 7.78 $14.17 $29,480
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,720 3.87 $15.65 $32,560
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,820 0.66 $14.60 $30,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,090 7.78 $14.17 $29,480
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 10,280 5.99 $14.71 $30,600
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,770 4.67 $16.07 $33,430
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,720 3.87 $15.65 $32,560
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 360 2.94 $14.20 $29,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $24.93 $51,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 130 0.01 $22.03 $45,820
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $20.48 $42,590
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 340 0.19 $20.38 $42,400
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.02 $20.22 $42,050


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 2,900 0.20 0.79 $14.34 $29,820
Pennsylvania 2,310 0.41 1.65 $15.10 $31,420
Ohio 2,260 0.44 1.77 $15.94 $33,150
Texas 1,940 0.18 0.71 $12.97 $26,990
Florida 1,810 0.24 0.98 $14.20 $29,530




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)
Idaho 860 1.40 5.64 $12.30 $25,590
Tennessee 1,350 0.50 2.01 $13.99 $29,090
New Hampshire 280 0.45 1.81 $14.45 $30,060
Utah 550 0.44 1.78 $16.26 $33,830
Ohio 2,260 0.44 1.77 $15.94 $33,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $22.85 $47,520
Massachusetts 910 0.28 1.13 $18.38 $38,230
Washington 1,080 0.38 1.54 $17.67 $36,750
Colorado 440 0.19 0.78 $17.52 $36,430
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $17.00 $35,360





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 770 0.21 0.84 $17.26 $35,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.18 0.73 $12.03 $25,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 590 0.49 1.98 $14.51 $30,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 590 0.26 1.03 $13.99 $29,100
Pittsburgh, PA 540 0.47 1.91 $14.54 $30,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 480 0.09 0.37 $14.83 $30,850
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 420 0.42 1.69 $18.95 $39,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 420 0.19 0.78 $14.03 $29,180
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 400 0.75 3.01 $16.86 $35,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.21 0.85 $16.05 $33,390




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)
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 120 2.30 9.25 $13.78 $28,670
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.84 7.41 $20.89 $43,440
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 130 1.25 5.04 $12.39 $25,780
Stockton, CA 240 1.16 4.67 $13.06 $27,160
Logan, UT-ID 50 1.07 4.31 $14.57 $30,300
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 220 1.06 4.29 $16.03 $33,340
Dubuque, IA 60 1.06 4.25 $14.95 $31,100
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 40 1.03 4.16 $12.48 $25,950
Lancaster, PA 230 1.03 4.14 $17.37 $36,130
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 190 0.95 3.82 $15.26 $31,730




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)
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $22.84 $47,500
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.21 0.86 $21.55 $44,820
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.84 7.41 $20.89 $43,440
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 50 0.24 0.95 $20.45 $42,530
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 0.72 $20.00 $41,600
Greeley, CO (8) (8) (8) $19.81 $41,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 330 0.23 0.92 $19.48 $40,510
Tulsa, OK 90 0.21 0.86 $19.47 $40,490
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $19.33 $40,210
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 0.26 $19.24 $40,010

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 560 4.00 16.12 $13.85 $28,800
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 370 1.35 5.45 $14.79 $30,760
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 280 2.44 9.81 $15.80 $32,870
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 2.30 9.25 $15.23 $31,690
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.06 4.26 $13.18 $27,400

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 Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 560 4.00 16.12 $13.85 $28,800
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 280 2.44 9.81 $15.80 $32,870
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 2.30 9.25 $15.23 $31,690
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 240 1.87 7.54 $14.09 $29,310
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 1.48 5.95 $14.05 $29,230

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.57 2.31 $19.03 $39,590
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 0.00 $18.09 $37,630
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 1.70 $17.95 $37,340
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.19 $17.56 $36,530
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.85 $17.44 $36,270


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