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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.


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)
172,520 1.7 % $16.67 $34,670 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.79 $12.69 $15.45 $19.47 $24.44
Annual Wage (2) $22,450 $26,400 $32,130 $40,490 $50,840


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 78,900 13.28 $15.83 $32,920
Foundries 15,110 12.60 $18.64 $38,770
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,100 2.34 $16.61 $34,540
Employment Services 11,980 0.33 $13.77 $28,630
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 7,840 4.36 $18.27 $38,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 78,900 13.28 $15.83 $32,920
Foundries 15,110 12.60 $18.64 $38,770
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 7,840 4.36 $18.27 $38,010
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 300 2.56 $16.73 $34,800
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,100 2.34 $16.61 $34,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,180 0.06 $26.85 $55,850
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $23.17 $48,180
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.29 $22.85 $47,540
Grain and Oilseed Milling 40 0.06 $22.39 $46,570
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 760 0.33 $21.75 $45,250


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)
Michigan 21,150 4.87 4.15 $15.66 $32,580
Ohio 16,390 3.01 2.56 $15.62 $32,490
Indiana 13,700 4.46 3.80 $17.20 $35,780
Wisconsin 9,600 3.34 2.85 $17.60 $36,610
Illinois 9,120 1.51 1.29 $17.83 $37,080




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)
Michigan 21,150 4.87 4.15 $15.66 $32,580
Indiana 13,700 4.46 3.80 $17.20 $35,780
Wisconsin 9,600 3.34 2.85 $17.60 $36,610
Ohio 16,390 3.01 2.56 $15.62 $32,490
Alabama 4,320 2.19 1.86 $16.37 $34,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 120 0.19 0.16 $28.38 $59,020
Maine 380 0.63 0.53 $20.44 $42,520
Utah 1,820 1.21 1.03 $19.36 $40,260
Washington 2,980 0.90 0.76 $19.12 $39,770
Connecticut 1,610 0.97 0.82 $18.90 $39,320





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 9,100 4.59 3.91 $14.60 $30,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,670 1.43 1.21 $17.34 $36,070
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 4,200 7.39 6.29 $15.24 $31,700
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,860 0.30 0.25 $17.07 $35,510
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,750 2.63 2.24 $16.20 $33,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,740 1.39 1.18 $18.27 $38,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,680 0.43 0.37 $17.89 $37,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,660 0.73 0.62 $14.48 $30,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,500 1.62 1.38 $17.65 $36,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,480 0.90 0.77 $16.09 $33,470