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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
44,890 3.3 % $17.31 $36,000 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.67 $13.50 $16.36 $19.95 $24.96
Annual Wage (2) $24,280 $28,080 $34,030 $41,500 $51,920


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 25,660 6.12 $17.30 $35,980
Building Finishing Contractors 2,630 0.31 $18.49 $38,460
Employment Services 2,400 0.07 $14.79 $30,750
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,990 0.68 $16.34 $34,000
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,840 1.35 $17.70 $36,820

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 25,660 6.12 $17.30 $35,980
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,840 1.35 $17.70 $36,820
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,990 0.68 $16.34 $34,000
Building Finishing Contractors 2,630 0.31 $18.49 $38,460
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,500 0.25 $15.63 $32,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dairy Product Manufacturing 30 0.02 $25.36 $52,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $25.13 $52,260
Home Furnishings Stores 120 0.05 $21.65 $45,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $21.34 $44,390
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.07 $43,820


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 4,690 0.27 0.88 $18.60 $38,680
Texas 3,530 0.28 0.93 $15.45 $32,140
Ohio 3,260 0.60 1.96 $16.21 $33,710
Pennsylvania 3,050 0.52 1.69 $16.88 $35,110
Michigan 2,550 0.59 1.92 $16.23 $33,760




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)
Utah 1,080 0.72 2.35 $17.21 $35,800
Ohio 3,260 0.60 1.96 $16.21 $33,710
Michigan 2,550 0.59 1.92 $16.23 $33,760
Indiana 1,770 0.58 1.88 $17.30 $35,980
Missouri 1,500 0.53 1.73 $16.14 $33,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 80 0.13 0.42 $22.85 $47,530
New Jersey 1,000 0.24 0.80 $22.83 $47,500
Nebraska 300 0.31 1.01 $22.48 $46,760
Washington 860 0.26 0.85 $22.09 $45,950
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $20.58 $42,800





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 1,830 0.29 0.96 $17.11 $35,590
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,210 0.33 1.09 $14.51 $30,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,190 0.12 0.40 $21.06 $43,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 860 0.18 0.60 $17.68 $36,770
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 830 0.30 0.98 $17.83 $37,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 790 0.26 0.84 $15.89 $33,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 770 0.27 0.88 $18.24 $37,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.49 1.59 $17.76 $36,940
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 730 0.37 1.21 $18.14 $37,730
Pittsburgh, PA 720 0.62 2.04 $15.70 $32,660




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)
Wenatchee, WA 130 2.61 8.55 $15.63 $32,510
Altoona, PA 150 2.53 8.26 $15.66 $32,580
Texarkana, TX-AR 100 1.78 5.81 (8) (8)
Spartanburg, SC 280 1.73 5.67 $18.56 $38,600
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 360 1.72 5.62 $15.27 $31,770
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.72 5.62 $28.03 $58,290
Redding, CA 100 1.56 5.10 $24.03 $49,980
Dubuque, IA 80 1.40 4.58 $23.01 $47,850
Logan, UT-ID 80 1.36 4.44 $15.93 $33,130
St. Cloud, MN 140 1.34 4.39 $17.36 $36,100




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 100 1.72 5.62 $28.03 $58,290
Lincoln, NE 120 0.68 2.22 $26.13 $54,360
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $24.73 $51,450
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $24.72 $51,420
Redding, CA 100 1.56 5.10 $24.03 $49,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 460 0.23 0.75 $23.40 $48,660
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $23.36 $48,590
Dubuque, IA 80 1.40 4.58 $23.01 $47,850
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.15 0.49 $21.37 $44,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.13 0.42 $21.33 $44,360

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) 790 2.35 7.69 $17.53 $36,470
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 490 2.60 8.51 $18.16 $37,770
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 490 2.98 9.74 $15.53 $32,300
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.73 5.65 $16.17 $33,640
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.59 5.19 $17.91 $37,250

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)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 490 2.98 9.74 $15.53 $32,300
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 490 2.60 8.51 $18.16 $37,770
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 180 2.51 8.21 $24.09 $50,110
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 790 2.35 7.69 $17.53 $36,470
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.73 5.65 $16.17 $33,640

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 180 2.51 8.21 $24.09 $50,110
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.16 3.78 $20.71 $43,090
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 0.84 $18.84 $39,190
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 490 2.60 8.51 $18.16 $37,770
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.59 5.19 $17.91 $37,250


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: March 31, 2020