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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Pourers and Casters, Metal
Industry profile for Pourers and Casters, Metal
Geographic profile for Pourers and Casters, Metal

National estimates for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,570 2.3 % $ 21.59 $ 44,910 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.43 $ 17.67 $ 22.04 $ 24.27 $ 29.77
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,010 $ 36,750 $ 45,850 $ 50,480 $ 61,920


Industry profile for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 2,750 2.73 $ 19.47 $ 40,490
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,720 2.19 $ 24.73 $ 51,440
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 620 1.13 $ 24.32 $ 50,580
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 550 0.99 $ 25.81 $ 53,680
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 260 0.05 $ 16.01 $ 33,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 2,750 2.73 $ 19.47 $ 40,490
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,720 2.19 $ 24.73 $ 51,440
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 620 1.13 $ 24.32 $ 50,580
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 550 0.99 $ 25.81 $ 53,680
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.08 $ 23.59 $ 49,070

Top paying industries for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 550 0.99 $ 25.81 $ 53,680
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,720 2.19 $ 24.73 $ 51,440
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 620 1.13 $ 24.32 $ 50,580
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.08 $ 23.59 $ 49,070
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 50 0.01 $ 21.69 $ 45,120


Geographic profile for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

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



Map of employment of pourers and casters, metal by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 880 0.30 6.33 $ 24.27 $ 50,480
Pennsylvania 740 0.13 2.83 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Ohio 580 0.11 2.40 $ 22.87 $ 47,570
Wisconsin 580 0.21 4.52 $ 21.28 $ 44,250
Michigan 430 0.11 2.30 $ 21.23 $ 44,160


Map of location quotient of pourers and casters, metal by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 880 0.30 6.33 $ 24.27 $ 50,480
Wisconsin 580 0.21 4.52 $ 21.28 $ 44,250
Kentucky 290 0.16 3.39 $ 25.39 $ 52,800
Iowa 220 0.15 3.23 $ 24.52 $ 50,990
Tennessee 410 0.14 2.96 $ 17.76 $ 36,930


Map of annual mean wages of pourers and casters, metal by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 50 0.02 0.53 $ 28.27 $ 58,800
Kentucky 290 0.16 3.39 $ 25.39 $ 52,800
Iowa 220 0.15 3.23 $ 24.52 $ 50,990
Indiana 880 0.30 6.33 $ 24.27 $ 50,480
Oregon 100 0.06 1.18 $ 24.22 $ 50,380



Map of employment of pourers and casters, metal by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 600 0.14 3.04 $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Knoxville, TN 230 0.60 12.91 $ 18.93 $ 39,370
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 230 0.13 2.74 $ 22.42 $ 46,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.17 3.60 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
Pittsburgh, PA 210 0.20 4.33 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.59 $ 18.76 $ 39,020
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 110 0.65 13.86 $ 24.68 $ 51,330
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.13 2.70 $ 22.49 $ 46,770
Reading, PA 80 0.52 11.07 $ 22.86 $ 47,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 80 0.01 0.20 $ 20.79 $ 43,240


Map of location quotient of pourers and casters, metal by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Muskegon, MI 60 1.06 22.78 $ 21.41 $ 44,540
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 110 0.65 13.86 $ 24.68 $ 51,330
Knoxville, TN 230 0.60 12.91 $ 18.93 $ 39,370
Reading, PA 80 0.52 11.07 $ 22.86 $ 47,560
Erie, PA 50 0.46 9.79 $ 19.10 $ 39,730
Pittsburgh, PA 210 0.20 4.33 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.19 4.00 $ 18.99 $ 39,490
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.17 3.60 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 600 0.14 3.04 $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 230 0.13 2.74 $ 22.42 $ 46,630


Map of annual mean wages of pourers and casters, metal by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 60 0.05 1.04 $ 27.90 $ 58,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 600 0.14 3.04 $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 110 0.65 13.86 $ 24.68 $ 51,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.99 $ 23.70 $ 49,290
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.17 3.60 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
Reading, PA 80 0.52 11.07 $ 22.86 $ 47,560
Pittsburgh, PA 210 0.20 4.33 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 40 0.04 0.81 $ 22.53 $ 46,870
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.13 2.70 $ 22.49 $ 46,770
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 230 0.13 2.74 $ 22.42 $ 46,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.93 19.89 $ 22.14 $ 46,040
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 130 0.42 9.09 $ 24.87 $ 51,720
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.63 13.50 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 14.05 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 10.48 $ 19.93 $ 41,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.93 19.89 $ 22.14 $ 46,040
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 14.05 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.63 13.50 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 10.48 $ 19.93 $ 41,440
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 130 0.42 9.09 $ 24.87 $ 51,720

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 130 0.42 9.09 $ 24.87 $ 51,720
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 7.10 $ 23.88 $ 49,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.93 19.89 $ 22.14 $ 46,040
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 6.68 $ 22.01 $ 45,770
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 8.43 $ 21.96 $ 45,680


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.

(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