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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.


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)
5,210 6.9 % $27.36 $56,920 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.10 $19.67 $26.98 $34.30 $40.50
Annual Wage (2) $31,410 $40,920 $56,130 $71,350 $84,250


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 700 0.05 $28.13 $58,510
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 590 0.10 $30.49 $63,420
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 360 0.05 $22.72 $47,250
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 300 0.08 $26.84 $55,820
Specialized Design Services 270 0.19 $30.15 $62,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 270 0.19 $30.15 $62,710
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 120 0.14 $15.86 $32,980
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 190 0.11 $24.45 $50,860
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 590 0.10 $30.49 $63,420
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 300 0.08 $26.84 $55,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $36.14 $75,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $35.37 $73,570
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $34.03 $70,770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.08 $30.92 $64,320
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 590 0.10 $30.49 $63,420


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)
Michigan 1,400 0.32 8.98 $29.76 $61,900
Illinois 530 0.09 2.47 $29.83 $62,050
California 400 0.02 0.66 $28.23 $58,710
Ohio 320 0.06 1.63 $25.19 $52,400
Minnesota 230 0.08 2.27 $18.91 $39,330




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)
Michigan 1,400 0.32 8.98 $29.76 $61,900
Illinois 530 0.09 2.47 $29.83 $62,050
Minnesota 230 0.08 2.27 $18.91 $39,330
Utah 100 0.07 1.89 $21.54 $44,810
Tennessee 210 0.07 1.99 $24.11 $50,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 90 0.03 0.79 $33.68 $70,040
Massachusetts 80 0.02 0.66 $31.68 $65,900
Connecticut 80 0.05 1.39 $31.53 $65,590
South Carolina 40 0.02 0.60 $30.73 $63,910
New York 110 0.01 0.32 $30.46 $63,360





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 900 0.46 12.70 $31.60 $65,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.09 2.57 $30.38 $63,200
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 350 0.62 17.33 $26.52 $55,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.53 $32.84 $68,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.30 $29.40 $61,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.80 $32.50 $67,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.02 0.67 $31.47 $65,460
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.88 $38.80 $80,700
Dayton, OH 60 0.16 4.40 $21.48 $44,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 60 0.03 0.77 $23.72 $49,350




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)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 350 0.62 17.33 $26.52 $55,150
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 900 0.46 12.70 $31.60 $65,720
Wichita, KS 50 0.17 4.81 $32.23 $67,050
Dayton, OH 60 0.16 4.40 $21.48 $44,680
Ann Arbor, MI 30 0.15 4.30 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.09 2.57 $30.38 $63,200
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 30 0.08 2.12 $28.43 $59,130
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 1.03 $32.39 $67,380
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.88 $38.80 $80,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.86 $32.95 $68,540




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-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.88 $38.80 $80,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.86 $32.95 $68,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.53 $32.84 $68,310
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $32.81 $68,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.80 $32.50 $67,600
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 1.03 $32.39 $67,380
Wichita, KS 50 0.17 4.81 $32.23 $67,050
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 900 0.46 12.70 $31.60 $65,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 0.01 0.30 $31.51 $65,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.02 0.67 $31.47 $65,460

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 16.61 $15.60 $32,450
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.10 2.88 $21.99 $45,740

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 16.61 $15.60 $32,450
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.10 2.88 $21.99 $45,740

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.10 2.88 $21.99 $45,740
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 16.61 $15.60 $32,450


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019