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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.


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)
4,300 7.2 % $27.61 $57,420 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.41 $20.14 $27.41 $34.56 $40.58
Annual Wage (2) $32,060 $41,890 $57,020 $71,890 $84,400


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $30.17 $62,750
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 380 0.06 $27.85 $57,920
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 290 0.04 $23.64 $49,180
Specialized Design Services 260 0.18 $28.35 $58,960
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.13 $21.52 $44,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household Appliance Manufacturing 120 0.21 $24.87 $51,730
Specialized Design Services 260 0.18 $28.35 $58,960
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.13 $21.52 $44,760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 200 0.06 $29.19 $60,710
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 380 0.06 $27.85 $57,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.03 $36.45 $75,820
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 240 0.05 $36.09 $75,070
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.01 $34.31 $71,370
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $32.91 $68,450
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $30.33 $63,090


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)
Michigan 1,100 0.25 8.69 $29.16 $60,650
Illinois 430 0.07 2.41 $30.83 $64,130
California 300 0.02 0.60 $27.50 $57,200
Ohio 240 0.04 1.53 $19.34 $40,230
Tennessee 200 0.07 2.32 $22.35 $46,500




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)
Michigan 1,100 0.25 8.69 $29.16 $60,650
Tennessee 200 0.07 2.32 $22.35 $46,500
Illinois 430 0.07 2.41 $30.83 $64,130
Missouri 160 0.06 1.98 $28.26 $58,770
New Hampshire 30 0.05 1.60 $29.36 $61,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 70 0.02 0.73 $35.63 $74,110
Massachusetts 80 0.02 0.76 $32.48 $67,570
Illinois 430 0.07 2.41 $30.83 $64,130
Colorado 50 0.02 0.59 $30.11 $62,630
Florida 90 0.01 0.33 $29.92 $62,230





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 700 0.36 12.14 $30.88 $64,220
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 2.59 $31.50 $65,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.37 $27.06 $56,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 90 0.01 0.49 $27.01 $56,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 1.02 $30.54 $63,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.73 $31.98 $66,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 50 0.03 0.88 $24.56 $51,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 50 0.01 0.51 $33.47 $69,610
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.03 0.91 $40.07 $83,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.89 $38.00 $79,040




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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 700 0.36 12.14 $30.88 $64,220
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 30 0.08 2.71 $29.38 $61,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 2.59 $31.50 $65,510
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.06 2.07 $27.72 $57,660
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.03 0.91 $40.07 $83,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.89 $38.00 $79,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 50 0.03 0.88 $24.56 $51,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 1.02 $30.54 $63,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.73 $31.98 $66,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.37 $27.06 $56,290




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.03 0.91 $40.07 $83,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.89 $38.00 $79,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 50 0.01 0.51 $33.47 $69,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.73 $31.98 $66,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 2.59 $31.50 $65,510
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $31.48 $65,480
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 700 0.36 12.14 $30.88 $64,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 1.02 $30.54 $63,520
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 30 0.08 2.71 $29.38 $61,110
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.06 2.07 $27.72 $57,660

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)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 11.65 $18.11 $37,670

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)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 11.65 $18.11 $37,670

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.92 $51,830
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 11.65 $18.11 $37,670


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.

(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: July 6, 2020