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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
164,110 1.8 % $16.32 $33,950 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.58 $12.38 $15.13 $19.14 $24.15
Annual Wage (2) $22,020 $25,760 $31,480 $39,810 $50,240


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 75,360 12.84 $15.53 $32,300
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,590 2.26 $16.58 $34,490
Foundries 13,390 11.38 $17.99 $37,410
Employment Services 10,340 0.28 $13.73 $28,550
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 7,110 3.93 $17.53 $36,460

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 75,360 12.84 $15.53 $32,300
Foundries 13,390 11.38 $17.99 $37,410
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 7,110 3.93 $17.53 $36,460
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 500 3.91 $17.24 $35,860
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,850 2.37 $16.68 $34,690

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) 1,060 0.05 $27.03 $56,220
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 170 0.30 $23.01 $47,870
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 40 0.04 $23.00 $47,830
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 210 0.44 $22.83 $47,480
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $21.50 $44,720


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 17,450 4.04 3.56 $15.75 $32,760
Ohio 16,140 2.98 2.63 $15.39 $32,000
Indiana 15,100 4.96 4.37 $15.95 $33,170
Wisconsin 9,980 3.50 3.09 $17.03 $35,420
Texas 8,500 0.70 0.62 $14.68 $30,530




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 15,100 4.96 4.37 $15.95 $33,170
Michigan 17,450 4.04 3.56 $15.75 $32,760
Wisconsin 9,980 3.50 3.09 $17.03 $35,420
Ohio 16,140 2.98 2.63 $15.39 $32,000
Alabama 4,390 2.26 1.99 $16.32 $33,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 360 0.60 0.53 $19.68 $40,930
Delaware 120 0.27 0.24 $19.37 $40,300
Maryland 640 0.24 0.21 $19.24 $40,010
Utah 1,700 1.17 1.03 $18.98 $39,480
Virginia 2,520 0.66 0.58 $18.71 $38,920





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 6,980 3.54 3.12 $15.51 $32,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,800 1.25 1.10 $16.43 $34,170
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 3,370 5.94 5.24 $15.40 $32,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,310 0.35 0.31 $17.03 $35,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,010 1.12 0.99 $16.42 $34,150
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,950 2.85 2.51 $15.51 $32,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,920 0.48 0.42 $17.02 $35,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,850 1.45 1.28 $18.82 $39,140
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,430 0.68 0.60 $15.13 $31,470
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,400 2.83 2.50 $17.12 $35,610




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)
Sheboygan, WI 1,390 23.24 20.50 $19.07 $39,660
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 2,220 16.04 14.14 $15.68 $32,610
Gadsden, AL 470 12.99 11.46 $12.27 $25,520
Evansville, IN-KY 1,880 12.04 10.61 $13.69 $28,480
Bloomington, IN 700 10.08 8.89 $13.99 $29,100
Mansfield, OH 450 8.91 7.86 $12.10 $25,170
Columbus, IN 380 7.48 6.59 $15.08 $31,370
Muskegon, MI 470 7.32 6.45 $15.10 $31,410
Greeley, CO 650 6.31 5.56 $17.90 $37,240
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 3,370 5.94 5.24 $15.40 $32,040