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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.


National estimates for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,090 6.6 % $ 23.96 $ 49,840 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.48 $ 18.13 $ 23.12 $ 29.16 $ 36.26
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,120 $ 37,710 $ 48,090 $ 60,660 $ 75,420


Industry profile for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 790 0.78 $ 23.83 $ 49,560
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 340 0.08 $ 25.31 $ 52,640
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 160 0.10 $ 28.04 $ 58,310
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 140 0.11 $ 15.31 $ 31,850
Plastics Product Manufacturing 120 0.02 $ 18.28 $ 38,020

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 790 0.78 $ 23.83 $ 49,560
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 140 0.11 $ 15.31 $ 31,850
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 160 0.10 $ 28.04 $ 58,310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 340 0.08 $ 25.31 $ 52,640
Plastics Product Manufacturing 120 0.02 $ 18.28 $ 38,020

Top paying industries for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.02 $ 34.34 $ 71,430
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 160 0.10 $ 28.04 $ 58,310
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 26.06 $ 54,200
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 50 0.01 $ 25.95 $ 53,970
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 340 0.08 $ 25.31 $ 52,640


Geographic profile for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

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



Map of employment of patternmakers, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 370 0.09 6.20 $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Ohio 310 0.06 4.06 $ 24.97 $ 51,950
Wisconsin 160 0.06 3.84 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Massachusetts 140 0.04 2.71 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 1.39 $ 24.53 $ 51,030


Map of location quotient of patternmakers, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 370 0.09 6.20 $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Iowa 110 0.07 4.80 $ 22.29 $ 46,370
Ohio 310 0.06 4.06 $ 24.97 $ 51,950
Alabama 110 0.06 3.93 $ 20.97 $ 43,610
Wisconsin 160 0.06 3.84 $ 23.01 $ 47,860


Map of annual mean wages of patternmakers, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $ 29.43 $ 61,210
New York 70 0.01 0.58 $ 28.53 $ 59,340
Michigan 370 0.09 6.20 $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Ohio 310 0.06 4.06 $ 24.97 $ 51,950
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 1.39 $ 24.53 $ 51,030



Map of employment of patternmakers, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Patternmakers, 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 130 0.07 5.00 $ 25.94 $ 53,950
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 90 0.10 6.50 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 1.95 $ 16.36 $ 34,020
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.10 7.01 $ 23.89 $ 49,680


Map of location quotient of patternmakers, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.10 7.01 $ 23.89 $ 49,680
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 90 0.10 6.50 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 130 0.07 5.00 $ 25.94 $ 53,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 1.95 $ 16.36 $ 34,020


Map of annual mean wages of patternmakers, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Patternmakers, 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 130 0.07 5.00 $ 25.94 $ 53,950
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 90 0.10 6.50 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.10 7.01 $ 23.89 $ 49,680
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 21.57 $ 44,870
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 1.95 $ 16.36 $ 34,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 13.59 (8) (8)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 16.06 $ 25.18 $ 52,370
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.14 9.20 $ 23.07 $ 47,980
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 12.95 $ 21.35 $ 44,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 16.06 $ 25.18 $ 52,370
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 13.59 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 12.95 $ 21.35 $ 44,400
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.14 9.20 $ 23.07 $ 47,980

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 16.06 $ 25.18 $ 52,370
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.14 9.20 $ 23.07 $ 47,980
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 12.95 $ 21.35 $ 44,400


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.

(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