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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries. Excludes “Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic” (51-4072) and “Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic” (51-9195).


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)
17,590 5.2 % $17.75 $36,920 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.73 $13.93 $17.11 $21.27 $25.27
Annual Wage (2) $24,400 $28,980 $35,590 $44,250 $52,570


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)
Foundries 11,430 9.53 $18.04 $37,520
Plastics Product Manufacturing 870 0.15 $17.00 $35,360
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 780 0.16 $19.85 $41,280
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 400 0.05 $17.94 $37,310
Employment Services 380 0.01 $13.54 $28,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 11,430 9.53 $18.04 $37,520
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 320 0.52 $23.63 $49,160
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 780 0.16 $19.85 $41,280
Plastics Product Manufacturing 870 0.15 $17.00 $35,360
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 400 0.05 $17.94 $37,310

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) 40 (7) $27.09 $56,340
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 320 0.52 $23.63 $49,160
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 780 0.16 $19.85 $41,280
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 190 0.03 $19.46 $40,470
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 120 0.04 $19.21 $39,960


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)
Ohio 3,000 0.55 4.60 $15.19 $31,600
Michigan 2,230 0.51 4.29 $19.68 $40,940
Wisconsin 1,490 0.52 4.34 $18.13 $37,710
Pennsylvania 1,270 0.22 1.80 $17.39 $36,170
Illinois 890 0.15 1.23 $22.30 $46,380




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)
Ohio 3,000 0.55 4.60 $15.19 $31,600
Wisconsin 1,490 0.52 4.34 $18.13 $37,710
Michigan 2,230 0.51 4.29 $19.68 $40,940
New Hampshire 230 0.34 2.87 $16.21 $33,710
Alabama 640 0.32 2.69 $18.36 $38,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 890 0.15 1.23 $22.30 $46,380
Oregon 410 0.21 1.78 $22.18 $46,120
Massachusetts 280 0.08 0.64 $22.18 $46,120
New Jersey 370 0.09 0.75 $20.34 $42,310
Minnesota 450 0.16 1.31 $20.20 $42,010





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)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,080 1.03 8.60 $14.81 $30,800
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 610 0.71 5.91 (8) (8)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 500 0.97 8.11 $18.79 $39,090
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 420 0.74 6.15 $19.17 $39,870
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.04 0.35 $20.33 $42,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.17 1.45 $20.45 $42,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 340 0.28 2.32 $23.25 $48,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 330 0.07 0.59 $21.73 $45,200
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 310 0.15 1.29 $18.43 $38,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 0.65 $13.80 $28,700




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)
Muncie, IN 60 1.31 10.93 $18.92 $39,360
Peoria, IL 190 1.14 9.54 $21.47 $44,660
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,080 1.03 8.60 $14.81 $30,800
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 500 0.97 8.11 $18.79 $39,090
Akron, OH 290 0.86 7.22 $16.78 $34,910
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 420 0.74 6.15 $19.17 $39,870
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 610 0.71 5.91 (8) (8)
Leominster-Gardner, MA 30 0.60 4.99 $18.73 $38,960
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 140 0.57 4.76 $19.98 $41,550
Longview, TX 50 0.56 4.68 $16.43 $34,170




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)
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $24.94 $51,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.18 1.49 $23.56 $49,010
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 340 0.28 2.32 $23.25 $48,360
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.22 $21.76 $45,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 330 0.07 0.59 $21.73 $45,200
Peoria, IL 190 1.14 9.54 $21.47 $44,660
Salt Lake City, UT 90 0.12 1.01 $21.39 $44,490
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.03 0.26 $21.02 $43,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.17 1.45 $20.45 $42,540
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.04 0.35 $20.33 $42,280

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 520 1.92 16.02 $17.21 $35,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.02 8.53 $16.96 $35,270
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 250 1.24 10.35 $19.43 $40,410
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 0.97 8.10 $16.61 $34,550
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.57 4.78 $20.88 $43,420

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 520 1.92 16.02 $17.21 $35,800
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 250 1.24 10.35 $19.43 $40,410
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.02 8.53 $16.96 $35,270
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 0.97 8.10 $16.61 $34,550
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.87 7.29 $21.03 $43,750

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.87 7.29 $21.03 $43,750
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.57 4.78 $20.88 $43,420
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.78 $41,140
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 250 1.24 10.35 $19.43 $40,410
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.66 $18.98 $39,480


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020