Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 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)
7,600 6.0 % $19.20 $39,930 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.40 $14.92 $18.37 $22.95 $27.96
Annual Wage (2) $25,780 $31,040 $38,210 $47,730 $58,160


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 4,060 3.51 $17.22 $35,820
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,030 1.28 $21.86 $45,460
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 960 1.69 $19.58 $40,730
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 820 1.43 $24.20 $50,330
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 200 0.04 $21.86 $45,480

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 4,060 3.51 $17.22 $35,820
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 960 1.69 $19.58 $40,730
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 820 1.43 $24.20 $50,330
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,030 1.28 $21.86 $45,460
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 200 0.04 $21.86 $45,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 820 1.43 $24.20 $50,330
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 200 0.04 $21.86 $45,480
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,030 1.28 $21.86 $45,460
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.00 $43,690
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 960 1.69 $19.58 $40,730


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)
Pennsylvania 880 0.15 2.86 $19.29 $40,120
Ohio 560 0.10 1.94 $17.49 $36,380
Indiana 550 0.18 3.42 $17.70 $36,810
Illinois 510 0.09 1.62 $23.85 $49,600
Wisconsin 510 0.18 3.36 $18.08 $37,600




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)
Alabama 370 0.19 3.60 $23.23 $48,320
Wisconsin 510 0.18 3.36 $18.08 $37,600
Indiana 550 0.18 3.42 $17.70 $36,810
Pennsylvania 880 0.15 2.86 $19.29 $40,120
Kentucky 260 0.14 2.60 $20.01 $41,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 510 0.09 1.62 $23.85 $49,600
Alabama 370 0.19 3.60 $23.23 $48,320
South Carolina 90 0.04 0.80 $22.97 $47,770
New York 330 0.04 0.66 $22.08 $45,920
North Carolina 100 0.02 0.45 $21.65 $45,020



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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.37 $23.05 $47,940
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.18 3.42 $22.18 $46,140
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 210 0.25 4.62 $16.79 $34,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 1.85 $18.00 $37,440
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 2.92 $19.41 $40,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.69 $15.68 $32,620
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 110 0.60 11.22 $15.58 $32,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.58 $17.72 $36,850
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.23 $21.18 $44,050
Muskegon, MI 70 1.10 20.57 $18.12 $37,690


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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)
Muskegon, MI 70 1.10 20.57 $18.12 $37,690
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 110 0.60 11.22 $15.58 $32,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 210 0.25 4.62 $16.79 $34,920
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 50 0.23 4.34 $18.17 $37,790
Syracuse, NY 60 0.19 3.64 $20.94 $43,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.18 3.42 $22.18 $46,140
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 2.92 $19.41 $40,380
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.14 2.61 $19.08 $39,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 1.85 $18.00 $37,440
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.37 $23.05 $47,940


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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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 0.84 $27.37 $56,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.37 $23.05 $47,940
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.18 3.42 $22.18 $46,140
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $21.72 $45,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.23 $21.18 $44,050
Syracuse, NY 60 0.19 3.64 $20.94 $43,560
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $20.34 $42,310
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 1.02 $19.42 $40,400
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 2.92 $19.41 $40,380
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.84 $19.31 $40,160

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.82 15.40 $19.77 $41,130
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.04 19.43 $21.30 $44,300
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.78 14.57 $20.09 $41,790
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.54 10.10 $21.79 $45,320
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 7.24 $15.88 $33,030

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 Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.04 19.43 $21.30 $44,300
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.82 15.40 $19.77 $41,130
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.78 14.57 $20.09 $41,790
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.54 10.10 $21.79 $45,320
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 7.24 $15.88 $33,030

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.54 10.10 $21.79 $45,320
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.04 19.43 $21.30 $44,300
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 3.69 $20.77 $43,190
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.78 14.57 $20.09 $41,790
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.82 15.40 $19.77 $41,130


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018