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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
38,420 2.7 % $ 18.76 $ 39,020 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.86 $ 14.55 $ 18.03 $ 22.22 $ 24.76
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,820 $ 30,270 $ 37,500 $ 46,210 $ 51,500


Industry profile for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 23,280 5.83 $ 18.84 $ 39,180
Rubber Product Manufacturing 2,030 1.58 $ 19.74 $ 41,060
Building Finishing Contractors 1,880 0.23 $ 20.53 $ 42,710
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,530 0.56 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
Employment Services 1,120 0.03 $ 14.50 $ 30,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 23,280 5.83 $ 18.84 $ 39,180
Rubber Product Manufacturing 2,030 1.58 $ 19.74 $ 41,060
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,530 0.56 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 980 0.31 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,000 0.27 $ 18.14 $ 37,730

Top paying industries for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 70 (7) $ 27.74 $ 57,690
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 120 0.03 $ 26.04 $ 54,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 25.89 $ 53,860
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 80 0.02 $ 22.92 $ 47,670
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 60 0.01 $ 21.94 $ 45,640


Geographic profile for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

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



Map of employment of molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,720 0.23 0.83 $ 21.41 $ 44,530
Texas 3,000 0.25 0.90 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
Ohio 2,830 0.54 1.99 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Pennsylvania 2,470 0.44 1.62 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Michigan 2,320 0.57 2.10 $ 18.17 $ 37,790


Map of location quotient of molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 1,450 0.93 3.41 $ 18.65 $ 38,790
Vermont 170 0.59 2.15 $ 21.22 $ 44,140
Michigan 2,320 0.57 2.10 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Missouri 1,500 0.55 2.01 $ 19.45 $ 40,460
Ohio 2,830 0.54 1.99 $ 18.77 $ 39,040


Map of annual mean wages of molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 23.51 $ 48,900
Nebraska 330 0.35 1.27 $ 22.26 $ 46,310
Montana 60 0.12 0.46 $ 21.62 $ 44,970
California 3,720 0.23 0.83 $ 21.41 $ 44,530
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.35 $ 21.35 $ 44,400



Map of employment of molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,150 0.13 0.49 $ 19.28 $ 40,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,040 0.18 0.67 $ 21.07 $ 43,820
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 880 0.49 1.79 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 880 0.24 0.90 $ 16.98 $ 35,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 720 0.25 0.91 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 720 0.47 1.72 $ 20.21 $ 42,040
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 680 2.54 9.31 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 650 0.34 1.24 $ 22.42 $ 46,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 640 0.24 0.89 $ 20.50 $ 42,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 580 0.40 1.46 $ 20.93 $ 43,530


Map of location quotient of molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 190 3.19 11.70 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 680 2.54 9.31 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Texarkana, TX-AR 100 1.87 6.86 $ 22.45 $ 46,690
St. George, UT 110 1.51 5.55 $ 18.65 $ 38,790
Racine, WI 100 1.42 5.21 $ 19.30 $ 40,150
Wausau, WI 90 1.36 4.97 $ 20.23 $ 42,080
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 580 1.15 4.21 $ 17.33 $ 36,040
Burlington, NC 70 1.11 4.08 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Joplin, MO 70 0.97 3.56 $ 18.03 $ 37,510
Lancaster, PA 230 0.96 3.53 $ 19.91 $ 41,410


Map of annual mean wages of molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 470 0.21 0.76 $ 25.57 $ 53,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140 0.13 0.47 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 23.21 $ 48,290
Santa Rosa, CA 50 0.27 0.97 $ 23.20 $ 48,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 160 0.04 0.14 $ 22.76 $ 47,330
Texarkana, TX-AR 100 1.87 6.86 $ 22.45 $ 46,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 650 0.34 1.24 $ 22.42 $ 46,630
Worcester, MA-CT 170 0.64 2.35 $ 22.27 $ 46,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 300 0.10 0.37 $ 22.24 $ 46,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.14 0.51 $ 21.88 $ 45,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 820 2.62 9.62 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.16 4.27 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.87 3.18 $ 17.99 $ 37,410
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 1.01 3.69 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 2.91 $ 16.58 $ 34,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 820 2.62 9.62 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 1.19 4.35 $ 17.18 $ 35,730
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.16 4.27 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 1.02 3.74 $ 19.15 $ 39,820
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 1.01 3.69 $ 19.35 $ 40,250

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 3.49 $ 25.30 $ 52,620
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 2.03 $ 25.14 $ 52,290
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.04 $ 21.89 $ 45,540
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.61 $ 21.36 $ 44,420
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 0.94 $ 20.25 $ 42,110


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022