Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
5,820 6.7 % $26.35 $54,820 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.72 $19.19 $25.80 $32.78 $38.99
Annual Wage (2) $30,610 $39,910 $53,670 $68,180 $81,110


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 810 0.14 $28.41 $59,100
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 650 0.05 $26.73 $55,600
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 430 0.06 $22.73 $47,280
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 320 0.07 $23.76 $49,430
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 280 0.16 $24.42 $50,800

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 170 0.27 $26.38 $54,860
Specialized Design Services 220 0.16 $30.33 $63,080
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 280 0.16 $24.42 $50,800
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 810 0.14 $28.41 $59,100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 240 0.09 $25.37 $52,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $36.26 $75,420
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 110 0.02 $34.30 $71,350
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.03 $34.15 $71,030
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $33.08 $68,800
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $31.54 $65,600


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 1,630 0.38 9.34 $29.48 $61,320
Ohio 490 0.09 2.25 $23.22 $48,300
California 460 0.03 0.67 $29.21 $60,760
Illinois 430 0.07 1.77 $27.45 $57,100
Minnesota 300 0.11 2.60 $19.33 $40,210




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 1,630 0.38 9.34 $29.48 $61,320
Minnesota 300 0.11 2.60 $19.33 $40,210
Ohio 490 0.09 2.25 $23.22 $48,300
Connecticut 120 0.08 1.85 $28.73 $59,760
Illinois 430 0.07 1.77 $27.45 $57,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 80 0.03 0.64 $32.05 $66,670
Michigan 1,630 0.38 9.34 $29.48 $61,320
California 460 0.03 0.67 $29.21 $60,760
Connecticut 120 0.08 1.85 $28.73 $59,760
Massachusetts 120 0.03 0.82 $28.25 $58,760



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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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 850 0.69 16.89 $31.43 $65,370
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 260 0.36 8.76 $29.10 $60,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 1.72 $27.08 $56,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.85 $26.19 $54,470
Dayton, OH 110 0.31 7.52 $20.72 $43,110
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 1.15 $39.63 $82,430
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.26 $35.29 $73,400
Rochester, NY 60 0.12 2.97 $22.42 $46,620
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 60 0.14 3.31 $29.59 $61,550
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.09 $21.14 $43,960


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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)
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 50 0.81 19.84 $31.20 $64,900
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 850 0.69 16.89 $31.43 $65,370
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 260 0.36 8.76 $29.10 $60,530
Dayton, OH 110 0.31 7.52 $20.72 $43,110
Rockford, IL 30 0.23 5.52 $31.08 $64,640
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.16 3.97 $24.76 $51,490
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 60 0.14 3.31 $29.59 $61,550
Rochester, NY 60 0.12 2.97 $22.42 $46,620
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 2.09 $33.05 $68,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 1.72 $27.08 $56,330


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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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 1.15 $39.63 $82,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.65 $37.16 $77,300
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.26 $35.29 $73,400
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 2.09 $33.05 $68,740
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.05 $66,670
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 850 0.69 16.89 $31.43 $65,370
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 50 0.81 19.84 $31.20 $64,900
Rockford, IL 30 0.23 5.52 $31.08 $64,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.41 $30.76 $63,990
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.12 $29.96 $62,310

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 14.33 $15.16 $31,540

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 14.33 $15.16 $31,540

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) $24.68 $51,330
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $20.20 $42,020
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 14.33 $15.16 $31,540


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