Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
6,250 7.5 % $24.21 $50,360 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.30 $16.57 $23.34 $31.18 $37.51
Annual Wage (2) $25,590 $34,460 $48,550 $64,840 $78,010


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,000 0.17 $24.31 $50,570
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 460 0.26 $22.69 $47,190
Rubber Product Manufacturing 420 0.32 $14.30 $29,750
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 400 0.03 $27.02 $56,190
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 280 0.11 $23.32 $48,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 420 0.32 $14.30 $29,750
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 460 0.26 $22.69 $47,190
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 200 0.22 $20.99 $43,660
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,000 0.17 $24.31 $50,570
Specialized Design Services 200 0.15 $27.47 $57,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.03 $35.24 $73,300
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.03 $32.89 $68,410
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $31.85 $66,240
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.05 $31.30 $65,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $30.43 $63,300


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 1,190 0.28 6.36 $30.84 $64,150
Tennessee 670 0.23 5.16 (8) (8)
Ohio 460 0.09 1.95 $24.47 $50,900
California 440 0.03 0.61 $26.02 $54,110
South Carolina 400 0.20 4.53 $14.60 $30,360




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 1,190 0.28 6.36 $30.84 $64,150
Tennessee 670 0.23 5.16 (8) (8)
South Carolina 400 0.20 4.53 $14.60 $30,360
Minnesota 280 0.10 2.21 $19.64 $40,850
Ohio 460 0.09 1.95 $24.47 $50,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 110 0.04 0.82 $34.79 $72,370
Michigan 1,190 0.28 6.36 $30.84 $64,150
Colorado 50 0.02 0.48 $28.88 $60,070
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.81 $27.07 $56,300
Connecticut 100 0.06 1.32 $27.01 $56,170





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 720 0.60 13.38 (8) (8)
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.31 6.98 $33.00 $68,640
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 0.63 $27.20 $56,570
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 1.10 $23.68 $49,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.90 $23.84 $49,600
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 110 0.18 4.08 $19.41 $40,380
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 2.24 $27.38 $56,950
Dayton, OH 80 0.21 4.81 $22.07 $45,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.97 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 1.17 $23.76 $49,420




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 720 0.60 13.38 (8) (8)
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.31 6.98 $33.00 $68,640
Dayton, OH 80 0.21 4.81 $22.07 $45,910
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 110 0.18 4.08 $19.41 $40,380
Fort Wayne, IN 30 0.15 3.46 $21.33 $44,360
Chattanooga, TN-GA 30 0.14 3.15 $23.67 $49,230
New Haven, CT 30 0.12 2.65 $30.75 $63,960
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 2.24 $27.38 $56,950
Rochester, NY 50 0.09 2.12 $21.84 $45,430
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 2.07 $32.42 $67,430




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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.68 $41.27 $85,840
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.31 6.98 $33.00 $68,640
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $32.54 $67,690
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 2.07 $32.42 $67,430
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.66 $31.93 $66,420
New Haven, CT 30 0.12 2.65 $30.75 $63,960
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 2.24 $27.38 $56,950
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 0.63 $27.20 $56,570
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.94 $56,040
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $25.73 $53,520

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) 150 0.44 9.88 $19.88 $41,350

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 150 0.44 9.88 $19.88 $41,350

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) 150 0.44 9.88 $19.88 $41,350


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.

(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 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