Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
8,560 5.3 % $17.93 $37,300 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.33 $13.94 $17.39 $21.53 $25.28
Annual Wage (2) $23,570 $28,990 $36,180 $44,770 $52,590


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 4,920 4.07 $16.68 $34,690
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,140 1.95 $17.99 $37,410
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,040 1.24 $20.31 $42,250
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 800 1.33 $21.57 $44,870
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 200 0.08 $21.15 $43,990

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 4,920 4.07 $16.68 $34,690
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,140 1.95 $17.99 $37,410
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 800 1.33 $21.57 $44,870
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,040 1.24 $20.31 $42,250
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 200 0.08 $21.15 $43,990

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 800 1.33 $21.57 $44,870
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 200 0.08 $21.15 $43,990
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,040 1.24 $20.31 $42,250
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 1,140 1.95 $17.99 $37,410
Foundries 4,920 4.07 $16.68 $34,690


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 1,050 0.18 2.99 $18.36 $38,180
Texas 610 0.05 0.85 $16.49 $34,300
Ohio 600 0.11 1.84 $18.88 $39,270
Wisconsin 580 0.21 3.37 $17.94 $37,310
Indiana 510 0.17 2.80 $16.97 $35,300




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 490 0.25 4.16 $21.19 $44,080
Wisconsin 580 0.21 3.37 $17.94 $37,310
Kentucky 360 0.20 3.20 $17.76 $36,940
Pennsylvania 1,050 0.18 2.99 $18.36 $38,180
Missouri 480 0.17 2.83 $15.68 $32,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 490 0.25 4.16 $21.19 $44,080
New York 340 0.04 0.62 $21.17 $44,030
Tennessee 70 0.03 0.42 $20.19 $42,000
Illinois 310 0.05 0.87 $20.16 $41,930
South Carolina 60 0.03 0.54 $20.15 $41,910





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)
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 4.28 $18.54 $38,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.05 0.81 $13.77 $28,630
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.24 3.95 $18.22 $37,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.78 $22.65 $47,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.95 $15.94 $33,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.25 $21.20 $44,100
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 90 0.08 1.33 $20.21 $42,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.48 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.06 0.99 $14.37 $29,890
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 70 0.21 3.46 $18.60 $38,690




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 50 0.88 14.42 $17.06 $35,480
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.29 4.77 $16.79 $34,930
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 60 0.27 4.35 $16.84 $35,020
York-Hanover, PA 50 0.26 4.19 $15.69 $32,640
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 4.28 $18.54 $38,570
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.24 3.95 $18.22 $37,890
Syracuse, NY 60 0.21 3.52 $19.56 $40,690
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 70 0.21 3.46 $18.60 $38,690
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 30 0.13 2.20 $16.60 $34,520
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 90 0.08 1.33 $20.21 $42,040




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.78 $22.65 $47,120
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.25 $21.20 $44,100
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $21.05 $43,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $20.64 $42,930
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 90 0.08 1.33 $20.21 $42,040
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $20.11 $41,830
Syracuse, NY 60 0.21 3.52 $19.56 $40,690
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.52 $19.50 $40,560
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.99 $19.43 $40,410
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.86 $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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 170 1.19 19.53 $20.85 $43,370
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.90 14.75 $18.21 $37,880
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 8.64 $21.29 $44,290
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 8.17 $17.98 $37,390
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 9.55 $13.73 $28,560

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 170 1.19 19.53 $20.85 $43,370
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.90 14.75 $18.21 $37,880
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 9.55 $13.73 $28,560
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 8.64 $21.29 $44,290
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 8.17 $17.98 $37,390

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.15 2.38 $23.31 $48,480
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.57 $21.59 $44,900
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 8.64 $21.29 $44,290
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 6.31 $20.94 $43,550
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 170 1.19 19.53 $20.85 $43,370


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017