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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
2,400 8.4 % $ 23.83 $ 49,570 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.50 $ 17.89 $ 23.16 $ 29.30 $ 35.40
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,160 $ 37,220 $ 48,160 $ 60,940 $ 73,640


Industry profile for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic: Top

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 1,020 0.96 $ 22.92 $ 47,680
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 480 0.11 $ 24.95 $ 51,890
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.15 $ 28.33 $ 58,930
Plastics Product Manufacturing 170 0.03 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 60 0.01 $ 23.44 $ 48,760

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 1,020 0.96 $ 22.92 $ 47,680
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.15 $ 28.33 $ 58,930
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 480 0.11 $ 24.95 $ 51,890
Plastics Product Manufacturing 170 0.03 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 50 0.01 $ 23.18 $ 48,210

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 50 0.01 $ 33.68 $ 70,050
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 32.35 $ 67,290
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.15 $ 28.33 $ 58,930
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $ 25.24 $ 52,500
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 480 0.11 $ 24.95 $ 51,890


Geographic profile for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic: Top

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.





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)
Wisconsin 370 0.14 7.96 $ 24.17 $ 50,280
Michigan 270 0.07 3.93 $ 27.52 $ 57,250
Illinois 250 0.04 2.53 $ 24.72 $ 51,410
Ohio 240 0.05 2.69 $ 24.87 $ 51,740
Pennsylvania 170 0.03 1.77 $ 24.16 $ 50,260




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)
Wisconsin 370 0.14 7.96 $ 24.17 $ 50,280
Alabama 130 0.07 3.98 $ 23.14 $ 48,140
Michigan 270 0.07 3.93 $ 27.52 $ 57,250
Ohio 240 0.05 2.69 $ 24.87 $ 51,740
Indiana 130 0.04 2.53 $ 23.85 $ 49,600




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)
Oregon 40 0.02 1.27 $ 37.61 $ 78,230
Minnesota 50 0.02 1.09 $ 28.59 $ 59,470
Michigan 270 0.07 3.93 $ 27.52 $ 57,250
Ohio 240 0.05 2.69 $ 24.87 $ 51,740
Illinois 250 0.04 2.53 $ 24.72 $ 51,410





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 110 0.06 3.53 $ 27.13 $ 56,430
Peoria, IL 70 0.42 24.25 $ 29.76 $ 61,910
Muskegon, MI 60 1.06 61.73 $ 29.30 $ 60,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.55 $ 21.30 $ 44,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 1.23 $ 29.50 $ 61,370
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 6.21 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.03 1.56 $ 21.67 $ 45,080




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)
Muskegon, MI 60 1.06 61.73 $ 29.30 $ 60,940
Peoria, IL 70 0.42 24.25 $ 29.76 $ 61,910
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 6.21 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 110 0.06 3.53 $ 27.13 $ 56,430
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.03 1.56 $ 21.67 $ 45,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 1.23 $ 29.50 $ 61,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.55 $ 21.30 $ 44,290




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)
Peoria, IL 70 0.42 24.25 $ 29.76 $ 61,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 1.23 $ 29.50 $ 61,370
Muskegon, MI 60 1.06 61.73 $ 29.30 $ 60,940
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 27.99 $ 58,210
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 110 0.06 3.53 $ 27.13 $ 56,430
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 24.35 $ 50,650
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 6.21 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $ 22.24 $ 46,260
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.03 1.56 $ 21.67 $ 45,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.55 $ 21.30 $ 44,290


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.

(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