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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
7,850 6.3 % $19.07 $39,670 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.73 $14.94 $18.14 $22.68 $27.36
Annual Wage (2) $26,480 $31,080 $37,730 $47,170 $56,900


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 4,330 3.68 $17.27 $35,930
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,100 1.34 $21.45 $44,620
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 790 1.38 $20.18 $41,980
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 650 1.08 $24.23 $50,400
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 240 0.05 $21.82 $45,380

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 4,330 3.68 $17.27 $35,930
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 790 1.38 $20.18 $41,980
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,100 1.34 $21.45 $44,620
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 650 1.08 $24.23 $50,400
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 240 0.05 $21.82 $45,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 650 1.08 $24.23 $50,400
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing (8) (8) $22.88 $47,590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 240 0.05 $21.82 $45,380
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,100 1.34 $21.45 $44,620
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 790 1.38 $20.18 $41,980


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 1,110 0.19 3.51 $19.02 $39,570
Ohio 610 0.11 2.07 $16.63 $34,600
Indiana 600 0.20 3.61 $18.05 $37,540
Illinois 490 0.08 1.51 $22.96 $47,760
California 430 0.03 0.47 $17.17 $35,710




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)
Indiana 600 0.20 3.61 $18.05 $37,540
Pennsylvania 1,110 0.19 3.51 $19.02 $39,570
Alabama 320 0.17 3.07 $22.37 $46,530
Iowa 250 0.16 2.95 $19.17 $39,880
Kentucky 290 0.15 2.81 $20.84 $43,340




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 110 0.05 0.99 $23.76 $49,420
Illinois 490 0.08 1.51 $22.96 $47,760
Alabama 320 0.17 3.07 $22.37 $46,530
New York 260 0.03 0.51 $22.32 $46,420
North Carolina 80 0.02 0.33 $20.96 $43,590





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 390 0.08 1.55 $21.68 $45,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 260 0.04 0.77 $16.12 $33,520
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.18 3.25 $22.62 $47,040
Pittsburgh, PA 240 0.21 3.83 $18.47 $38,420
Lancaster, PA 190 0.77 14.23 $19.84 $41,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 1.72 $16.22 $33,740
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.15 2.76 $16.26 $33,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.20 $18.84 $39,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 0.70 $19.24 $40,010
Madison, WI 90 0.22 4.04 $18.25 $37,960




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)
Lancaster, PA 190 0.77 14.23 $19.84 $41,270
Muskegon, MI 50 0.74 13.67 $19.55 $40,660
Peoria, IL 50 0.26 4.87 $26.29 $54,680
Reading, PA 40 0.22 4.10 $18.67 $38,830
Madison, WI 90 0.22 4.04 $18.25 $37,960
Pittsburgh, PA 240 0.21 3.83 $18.47 $38,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.18 3.25 $22.62 $47,040
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.15 2.76 $16.26 $33,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 1.72 $16.22 $33,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 390 0.08 1.55 $21.68 $45,090




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)
Peoria, IL 50 0.26 4.87 $26.29 $54,680
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $24.21 $50,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.18 3.25 $22.62 $47,040
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $22.51 $46,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 390 0.08 1.55 $21.68 $45,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.06 1.04 $20.79 $43,240
Lancaster, PA 190 0.77 14.23 $19.84 $41,270
Muskegon, MI 50 0.74 13.67 $19.55 $40,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 0.70 $19.24 $40,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 0.30 $19.04 $39,600

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 160 1.07 19.74 $22.12 $46,010
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.75 13.76 $20.51 $42,660
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 1.05 19.35 $14.46 $30,070
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.65 11.91 $16.03 $33,330
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.54 9.98 $20.90 $43,470

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 160 1.07 19.74 $22.12 $46,010
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 1.05 19.35 $14.46 $30,070
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.75 13.76 $20.51 $42,660
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.65 11.91 $16.03 $33,330
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 11.12 $23.38 $48,630

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 110 0.60 11.12 $23.38 $48,630
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 160 1.07 19.74 $22.12 $46,010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.54 9.98 $20.90 $43,470
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.75 13.76 $20.51 $42,660
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 5.48 $19.51 $40,580


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