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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal

Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.


National estimates for Pourers and Casters, Metal
Industry profile for Pourers and Casters, Metal
Geographic profile for Pourers and Casters, Metal

National estimates for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,200 6.4 % $ 20.41 $ 42,440 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.69 $ 16.11 $ 19.31 $ 24.16 $ 29.41
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,480 $ 33,500 $ 40,170 $ 50,250 $ 61,160


Industry profile for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 3,370 3.18 $ 18.42 $ 38,320
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,260 1.52 $ 23.15 $ 48,160
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,010 1.71 $ 23.49 $ 48,850
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 840 1.51 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 120 0.03 $ 21.64 $ 45,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 3,370 3.18 $ 18.42 $ 38,320
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,010 1.71 $ 23.49 $ 48,850
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,260 1.52 $ 23.15 $ 48,160
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 840 1.51 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.05 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 1,010 1.71 $ 23.49 $ 48,850
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,260 1.52 $ 23.15 $ 48,160
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 30 0.01 $ 22.27 $ 46,320
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 840 1.51 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 40 0.01 $ 21.79 $ 45,330


Geographic profile for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

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





States with the highest employment level in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 1,030 0.20 3.88 $ 19.80 $ 41,180
Pennsylvania 900 0.16 3.15 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Kentucky 530 0.29 5.69 $ 22.22 $ 46,210
Illinois 470 0.08 1.62 $ 24.16 $ 50,250
California 470 0.03 0.56 $ 19.29 $ 40,110




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 530 0.29 5.69 $ 22.22 $ 46,210
Iowa 340 0.23 4.53 $ 21.23 $ 44,160
Ohio 1,030 0.20 3.88 $ 19.80 $ 41,180
Pennsylvania 900 0.16 3.15 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Alabama 250 0.13 2.58 $ 20.40 $ 42,430




Top paying states for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 90 0.05 0.88 $ 26.68 $ 55,500
North Carolina 150 0.03 0.66 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Illinois 470 0.08 1.62 $ 24.16 $ 50,250
Oregon 100 0.06 1.09 $ 23.07 $ 47,990
Kentucky 530 0.29 5.69 $ 22.22 $ 46,210





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Louis, MO-IL 270 0.21 4.04 $ 25.06 $ 52,120
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.23 4.52 $ 20.03 $ 41,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.04 0.84 $ 20.35 $ 42,330
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 130 0.13 2.50 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 120 0.73 14.14 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 1.03 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.59 $ 20.10 $ 41,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.70 $ 18.82 $ 39,140
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 60 0.05 0.97 $ 29.78 $ 61,950
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.17 3.32 $ 24.67 $ 51,310




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 120 0.73 14.14 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Reading, PA 50 0.29 5.62 $ 20.88 $ 43,430
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.23 4.52 $ 20.03 $ 41,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 270 0.21 4.04 $ 25.06 $ 52,120
Akron, OH 50 0.17 3.38 $ 17.52 $ 36,440
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.17 3.32 $ 24.67 $ 51,310
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 130 0.13 2.50 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.08 1.59 $ 15.63 $ 32,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 1.03 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 60 0.05 0.97 $ 29.78 $ 61,950




Top paying metropolitan areas for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 60 0.05 0.97 $ 29.78 $ 61,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 270 0.21 4.04 $ 25.06 $ 52,120
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.17 3.32 $ 24.67 $ 51,310
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.59 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.50 $ 46,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 1.03 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 120 0.73 14.14 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 21.36 $ 44,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 21.26 $ 44,210
Reading, PA 50 0.29 5.62 $ 20.88 $ 43,430

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 180 0.57 11.06 $ 20.91 $ 43,500
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 10.19 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.42 8.13 $ 21.34 $ 44,390
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 6.65 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 7.14 $ 17.99 $ 37,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 180 0.57 11.06 $ 20.91 $ 43,500
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 10.19 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.42 8.13 $ 21.34 $ 44,390
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 7.14 $ 17.99 $ 37,420
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 6.65 $ 17.15 $ 35,670

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Pourers and Casters, Metal:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 4.41 $ 25.12 $ 52,260
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 10.19 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.42 8.13 $ 21.34 $ 44,390
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 180 0.57 11.06 $ 20.91 $ 43,500
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 4.53 $ 20.46 $ 42,550


About May 2020 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.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021