Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.


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)
2,880 6.8 % $22.66 $47,130 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.89 $17.27 $22.04 $27.65 $32.33
Annual Wage (2) $28,890 $35,920 $45,840 $57,510 $67,250


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 1,040 0.88 $22.69 $47,190
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 560 0.12 $23.33 $48,520
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 170 0.09 $21.76 $45,270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 90 0.02 $22.20 $46,180

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 1,040 0.88 $22.69 $47,190
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 560 0.12 $23.33 $48,520
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 170 0.09 $21.76 $45,270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 90 0.02 $22.20 $46,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $35.71 $74,270
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing (8) (8) $30.71 $63,870
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.53 $48,940
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 560 0.12 $23.33 $48,520
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) (8) (8) $23.09 $48,020


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)
Illinois 330 0.05 2.73 $25.41 $52,860
Wisconsin 250 0.09 4.49 $22.63 $47,070
Alabama 230 0.12 5.87 $20.38 $42,390
Florida 220 0.03 1.28 $20.80 $43,260
Indiana 210 0.07 3.47 $24.16 $50,250




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 230 0.12 5.87 $20.38 $42,390
Wisconsin 250 0.09 4.49 $22.63 $47,070
Indiana 210 0.07 3.47 $24.16 $50,250
Michigan 210 0.05 2.42 $23.35 $48,580
Kansas 70 0.05 2.37 $28.58 $59,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $30.38 $63,180
Kansas 70 0.05 2.37 $28.58 $59,450
Iowa 60 0.04 1.98 $25.84 $53,740
Illinois 330 0.05 2.73 $25.41 $52,860
Tennessee 40 0.01 0.60 $24.33 $50,600





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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.21 10.74 $22.23 $46,240
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90 0.04 2.23 $23.49 $48,860
Akron, OH 60 0.19 9.34 $16.75 $34,850
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.03 1.56 $17.27 $35,920
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 30 0.05 2.70 $21.20 $44,090




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.21 10.74 $22.23 $46,240
Akron, OH 60 0.19 9.34 $16.75 $34,850
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 30 0.05 2.70 $21.20 $44,090
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90 0.04 2.23 $23.49 $48,860
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.03 1.56 $17.27 $35,920




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)
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $32.88 $68,380
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $29.81 $62,000
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $25.46 $52,950
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $24.59 $51,140
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90 0.04 2.23 $23.49 $48,860
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.21 10.74 $22.23 $46,240
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $21.91 $45,570
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 30 0.05 2.70 $21.20 $44,090
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $20.16 $41,920
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $19.52 $40,600

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 14.37 $25.19 $52,400
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 12.45 $26.68 $55,490

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 14.37 $25.19 $52,400
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 12.45 $26.68 $55,490

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 12.45 $26.68 $55,490
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 14.37 $25.19 $52,400


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019