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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.


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)
42,500 3.3 % $16.92 $35,190 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.02 $12.98 $16.03 $19.76 $24.53
Annual Wage (2) $22,910 $27,000 $33,340 $41,090 $51,010


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 25,200 6.05 $17.00 $35,370
Employment Services 2,610 0.07 $14.11 $29,360
Building Finishing Contractors 2,260 0.28 $18.21 $37,880
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,720 1.27 $17.26 $35,900
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,600 0.55 $15.10 $31,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 25,200 6.05 $17.00 $35,370
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,720 1.27 $17.26 $35,900
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,600 0.55 $15.10 $31,410
Building Finishing Contractors 2,260 0.28 $18.21 $37,880
Foundries 290 0.25 $19.41 $40,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) (8) (8) $26.58 $55,290
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $25.30 $52,630
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.02 $22.42 $46,630
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $21.47 $44,660
Foundries 290 0.25 $19.41 $40,370


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)
California 4,870 0.29 0.98 $17.33 $36,050
Texas 3,000 0.25 0.84 $16.12 $33,520
Pennsylvania 2,780 0.48 1.62 $16.46 $34,240
Ohio 2,580 0.48 1.62 $16.69 $34,710
Michigan 2,330 0.54 1.84 $15.76 $32,780




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)
Vermont 250 0.81 2.77 $22.17 $46,110
Wisconsin 1,690 0.59 2.02 $16.35 $34,000
Utah 840 0.58 1.96 $17.37 $36,120
Missouri 1,570 0.56 1.90 $16.19 $33,680
Michigan 2,330 0.54 1.84 $15.76 $32,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 200 0.20 0.69 $26.49 $55,090
Vermont 250 0.81 2.77 $22.17 $46,110
New Jersey 820 0.20 0.69 $21.72 $45,180
Rhode Island 90 0.18 0.63 $20.30 $42,220
South Carolina 730 0.35 1.20 $19.55 $40,650





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,730 0.28 0.96 $15.54 $32,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,060 0.23 0.78 $18.74 $38,980
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,020 0.11 0.37 $19.63 $40,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 960 0.64 2.18 $16.03 $33,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 940 0.26 0.89 $15.02 $31,250
Kansas City, MO-KS 660 0.62 2.13 $18.10 $37,650
Pittsburgh, PA 650 0.56 1.92 $16.45 $34,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 580 0.22 0.74 $14.44 $30,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 570 0.29 1.00 $16.79 $34,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 570 0.20 0.68 $17.06 $35,490




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)
Altoona, PA 130 2.19 7.46 $15.68 $32,620
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.14 7.29 $26.99 $56,140
Wenatchee, WA 100 2.03 6.91 $15.00 $31,200
Dubuque, IA 90 1.56 5.33 $22.39 $46,580
Springfield, MO 300 1.45 4.95 $14.29 $29,730
Logan, UT-ID 80 1.43 4.86 $16.07 $33,430
Kankakee, IL 60 1.42 4.85 (8) (8)
Johnstown, PA 70 1.39 4.74 $13.37 $27,800
Lebanon, PA 70 1.38 4.72 $15.57 $32,390
Tyler, TX 130 1.27 4.31 $17.08 $35,540




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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.14 7.29 $26.99 $56,140
Redding, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.08 $48,000
Dubuque, IA 90 1.56 5.33 $22.39 $46,580
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) $22.37 $46,520
Salinas, CA 60 0.34 1.15 $21.80 $45,350
Worcester, MA-CT 260 0.93 3.16 $21.57 $44,860
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 200 0.47 1.61 $21.39 $44,490
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 70 0.50 1.69 $21.13 $43,960
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $20.95 $43,580
Evansville, IN-KY 50 0.32 1.08 $20.92 $43,510

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 800 2.39 8.13 $17.88 $37,190
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 340 1.50 5.10 $17.39 $36,170
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 2.64 8.98 (8) (8)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 280 1.70 5.77 $16.26 $33,830
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.39 4.73 $15.17 $31,540

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 Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 2.64 8.98 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 800 2.39 8.13 $17.88 $37,190
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 280 1.70 5.77 $16.26 $33,830
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 340 1.50 5.10 $17.39 $36,170
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.39 4.73 $15.17 $31,540

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.30 4.43 $24.85 $51,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 0.91 3.09 $21.81 $45,360
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.94 $21.30 $44,300
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.67 $40,910
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.63 $19.32 $40,180


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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