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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
Industry profile for Foundry Mold and Coremakers
Geographic profile for Foundry Mold and Coremakers

National estimates for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,610 3.3 % $ 19.22 $ 39,980 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.85 $ 14.71 $ 18.13 $ 22.81 $ 25.89
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,810 $ 30,590 $ 37,710 $ 47,440 $ 53,850


Industry profile for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Foundry Mold and Coremakers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 8,870 8.79 $ 19.24 $ 40,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 910 0.19 $ 18.86 $ 39,220
Plastics Product Manufacturing 780 0.13 $ 17.59 $ 36,600
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 580 0.36 $ 20.49 $ 42,630
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 570 0.11 $ 17.72 $ 36,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 8,870 8.79 $ 19.24 $ 40,010
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 580 0.36 $ 20.49 $ 42,630
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 190 0.35 $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 910 0.19 $ 18.86 $ 39,220
Plastics Product Manufacturing 780 0.13 $ 17.59 $ 36,600

Top paying industries for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 29.04 $ 60,400
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 27.17 $ 56,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $ 23.72 $ 49,340
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 23.23 $ 48,310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 460 0.10 $ 23.16 $ 48,170


Geographic profile for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Foundry Mold and Coremakers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of foundry mold and coremakers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,650 0.41 4.22 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
Ohio 1,380 0.27 2.75 $ 20.05 $ 41,700
Wisconsin 1,190 0.43 4.47 $ 20.54 $ 42,730
Pennsylvania 1,000 0.18 1.85 $ 19.10 $ 39,730
Tennessee 980 0.33 3.39 $ 17.20 $ 35,780


Map of location quotient of foundry mold and coremakers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 1,190 0.43 4.47 $ 20.54 $ 42,730
Michigan 1,650 0.41 4.22 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
Tennessee 980 0.33 3.39 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Ohio 1,380 0.27 2.75 $ 20.05 $ 41,700
Indiana 760 0.25 2.63 $ 17.03 $ 35,420


Map of annual mean wages of foundry mold and coremakers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 110 0.03 0.30 $ 24.04 $ 49,990
Oregon 230 0.12 1.28 $ 23.62 $ 49,120
Connecticut 90 0.06 0.58 $ 22.87 $ 47,570
Colorado 40 0.01 0.14 $ 22.56 $ 46,930
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $ 22.41 $ 46,600



Map of employment of foundry mold and coremakers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Muskegon, MI 620 10.88 112.66 $ 23.09 $ 48,030
St. Louis, MO-IL 430 0.33 3.46 $ 17.84 $ 37,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.22 2.29 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 380 0.40 4.11 $ 20.72 $ 43,090
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 370 0.21 2.15 $ 21.79 $ 45,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 350 0.06 0.63 $ 18.91 $ 39,340
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 350 0.44 4.58 $ 21.01 $ 43,690
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.26 2.71 $ 20.30 $ 42,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.17 1.76 $ 24.31 $ 50,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 190 0.05 0.55 $ 16.64 $ 34,610


Map of location quotient of foundry mold and coremakers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Muskegon, MI 620 10.88 112.66 $ 23.09 $ 48,030
Prescott, AZ 120 1.87 19.33 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 60 0.51 5.27 $ 22.67 $ 47,150
Reading, PA 80 0.48 4.94 $ 17.31 $ 36,000
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 350 0.44 4.58 $ 21.01 $ 43,690
Akron, OH 130 0.44 4.52 $ 20.26 $ 42,140
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 380 0.40 4.11 $ 20.72 $ 43,090
York-Hanover, PA 60 0.36 3.73 $ 17.40 $ 36,190
Peoria, IL 60 0.36 3.73 $ 18.58 $ 38,640
Killeen-Temple, TX 50 0.35 3.63 $ 15.48 $ 32,200


Map of annual mean wages of foundry mold and coremakers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.17 1.76 $ 24.31 $ 50,560
Muskegon, MI 620 10.88 112.66 $ 23.09 $ 48,030
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 60 0.51 5.27 $ 22.67 $ 47,150
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.21 $ 46,200
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.24 2.50 $ 21.95 $ 45,660
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 370 0.21 2.15 $ 21.79 $ 45,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.22 2.29 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.04 0.45 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 350 0.44 4.58 $ 21.01 $ 43,690
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 130 0.25 2.63 $ 20.84 $ 43,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 330 1.68 17.39 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 300 1.18 12.23 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.17 12.15 $ 17.13 $ 35,630
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.04 10.74 $ 16.19 $ 33,670
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.82 8.48 $ 19.22 $ 39,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 330 1.68 17.39 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 300 1.18 12.23 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.17 12.15 $ 17.13 $ 35,630
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.04 10.74 $ 16.19 $ 33,670
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.82 8.48 $ 19.22 $ 39,980

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 330 1.68 17.39 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 5.41 $ 20.39 $ 42,410
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 3.87 $ 20.36 $ 42,340
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.82 8.48 $ 19.22 $ 39,980
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 300 1.18 12.23 $ 19.05 $ 39,630


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022