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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
8,010 6.7 % $19.64 $40,850 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.11 $15.51 $18.57 $23.31 $28.37
Annual Wage (2) $27,270 $32,260 $38,620 $48,480 $59,020


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 4,040 3.37 $17.60 $36,600
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,390 1.62 $22.24 $46,260
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 920 1.48 $23.32 $48,500
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 880 1.45 $20.79 $43,250
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 150 0.03 $21.34 $44,380

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 4,040 3.37 $17.60 $36,600
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,390 1.62 $22.24 $46,260
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 920 1.48 $23.32 $48,500
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 880 1.45 $20.79 $43,250
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 150 0.03 $21.34 $44,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.88 $49,670
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 920 1.48 $23.32 $48,500
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,390 1.62 $22.24 $46,260
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 150 0.03 $21.34 $44,380
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 880 1.45 $20.79 $43,250


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 1,080 0.18 3.37 $19.13 $39,780
Ohio 750 0.14 2.52 $18.86 $39,230
Indiana 610 0.20 3.65 $19.27 $40,080
Illinois 550 0.09 1.67 $22.19 $46,160
California 490 0.03 0.52 $17.79 $37,000




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)
Iowa 410 0.26 4.84 $21.46 $44,630
Indiana 610 0.20 3.65 $19.27 $40,080
Pennsylvania 1,080 0.18 3.37 $19.13 $39,780
Alabama 300 0.15 2.82 $19.82 $41,220
Ohio 750 0.14 2.52 $18.86 $39,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 150 0.07 1.28 $27.12 $56,400
Colorado 50 0.02 0.33 $22.38 $46,540
Illinois 550 0.09 1.67 $22.19 $46,160
North Carolina 130 0.03 0.55 $21.96 $45,680
Kentucky 270 0.14 2.62 $21.83 $45,410





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 4.86 $22.79 $47,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 1.38 $21.51 $44,740
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.24 4.34 $18.60 $38,690
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 190 1.03 18.94 $21.31 $44,320
Lancaster, PA 190 0.76 13.84 $19.15 $39,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 1.67 $17.16 $35,700
Madison, WI 80 0.21 3.92 $19.62 $40,810
Muskegon, MI 80 1.35 24.66 $20.46 $42,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 0.97 $21.41 $44,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.03 0.58 $19.42 $40,390




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)
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 70 1.83 33.53 $15.19 $31,590
Muskegon, MI 80 1.35 24.66 $20.46 $42,560
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 190 1.03 18.94 $21.31 $44,320
Lancaster, PA 190 0.76 13.84 $19.15 $39,840
Erie, PA 60 0.50 9.11 $17.17 $35,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.27 4.86 $22.79 $47,400
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.24 4.34 $18.60 $38,690
Reading, PA 40 0.23 4.16 $19.91 $41,420
Madison, WI 80 0.21 3.92 $19.62 $40,810
Peoria, IL 30 0.20 3.68 (8) (8)




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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.03 0.56 $32.62 $67,850
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.27 4.86 $22.79 $47,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 1.38 $21.51 $44,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 0.97 $21.41 $44,540
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 190 1.03 18.94 $21.31 $44,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.06 1.01 $20.90 $43,460
Muskegon, MI 80 1.35 24.66 $20.46 $42,560
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 60 0.06 1.01 $20.26 $42,130
Reading, PA 40 0.23 4.16 $19.91 $41,420
Madison, WI 80 0.21 3.92 $19.62 $40,810

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) 240 0.73 13.43 $18.78 $39,060
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.60 11.05 $23.23 $48,320
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.67 12.30 $16.99 $35,340
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 9.46 $21.38 $44,460
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 13.76 $15.24 $31,690

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 13.76 $15.24 $31,690
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 240 0.73 13.43 $18.78 $39,060
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.67 12.30 $16.99 $35,340
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.60 11.05 $23.23 $48,320
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 9.46 $21.38 $44,460

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 9.10 $23.99 $49,890
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.60 11.05 $23.23 $48,320
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 9.46 $21.38 $44,460
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 4.39 $20.13 $41,860
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 5.23 $19.99 $41,570


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020