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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,400 7.7 % $ 27.97 $ 58,180 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.84 $ 20.28 $ 26.33 $ 35.68 $ 41.23
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,950 $ 42,180 $ 54,780 $ 74,210 $ 85,770


Industry profile for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Model Makers, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 350 0.02 $ 32.02 $ 66,590
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 270 0.04 $ 23.63 $ 49,150
Specialized Design Services 260 0.20 $ 29.15 $ 60,630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 230 0.04 $ 34.91 $ 72,610
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $ 29.68 $ 61,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 260 0.20 $ 29.15 $ 60,630
Foundries 60 0.06 $ 23.25 $ 48,360
Household Appliance Manufacturing 30 0.05 $ 24.45 $ 50,850
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 140 0.05 $ 28.46 $ 59,200
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 150 0.05 $ 23.58 $ 49,050

Top paying industries for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $ 39.53 $ 82,220
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $ 36.60 $ 76,120
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 230 0.04 $ 34.91 $ 72,610
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 34.08 $ 70,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $ 34.04 $ 70,810


Geographic profile for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Model Makers, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 600 0.15 6.20 $ 32.94 $ 68,510
California 240 0.01 0.59 $ 28.65 $ 59,600
Missouri 230 0.09 3.49 $ 28.30 $ 58,860
Illinois 210 0.04 1.52 $ 31.05 $ 64,590
Texas 210 0.02 0.70 $ 30.69 $ 63,830




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 600 0.15 6.20 $ 32.94 $ 68,510
Rhode Island 40 0.09 3.58 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Missouri 230 0.09 3.49 $ 28.30 $ 58,860
Iowa 90 0.06 2.49 $ 26.62 $ 55,370
New Hampshire 30 0.05 2.08 $ 31.09 $ 64,660




Top paying states for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 600 0.15 6.20 $ 32.94 $ 68,510
Washington 40 0.01 0.55 $ 31.18 $ 64,850
New Hampshire 30 0.05 2.08 $ 31.09 $ 64,660
North Carolina 50 0.01 0.50 $ 31.09 $ 64,660
Illinois 210 0.04 1.52 $ 31.05 $ 64,590





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 410 0.23 9.50 $ 34.92 $ 72,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 120 0.01 0.54 $ 25.49 $ 53,020
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 100 0.04 1.58 $ 30.10 $ 62,610
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.17 7.02 $ 27.29 $ 56,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 1.12 $ 31.90 $ 66,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.73 $ 35.33 $ 73,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 60 0.01 0.42 $ 34.32 $ 71,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.81 $ 24.01 $ 49,940
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 3.59 $ 27.67 $ 57,560
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 0.62 $ 24.49 $ 50,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 410 0.23 9.50 $ 34.92 $ 72,620
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.17 7.02 $ 27.29 $ 56,750
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 3.59 $ 27.67 $ 57,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 100 0.04 1.58 $ 30.10 $ 62,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 1.12 $ 31.90 $ 66,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.81 $ 24.01 $ 49,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.73 $ 35.33 $ 73,480
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 0.62 $ 24.49 $ 50,930
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 120 0.01 0.54 $ 25.49 $ 53,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 60 0.01 0.42 $ 34.32 $ 71,390




Top paying metropolitan areas for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.73 $ 35.33 $ 73,480
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 410 0.23 9.50 $ 34.92 $ 72,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 60 0.01 0.42 $ 34.32 $ 71,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 1.12 $ 31.90 $ 66,350
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 31.55 $ 65,630
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $ 30.55 $ 63,550
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 100 0.04 1.58 $ 30.10 $ 62,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.42 $ 28.38 $ 59,030
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 3.59 $ 27.67 $ 57,560
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.17 7.02 $ 27.29 $ 56,750


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021