Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
3,200 5.6 % $22.06 $45,880 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.30 $16.59 $21.65 $27.33 $30.99
Annual Wage (2) $27,660 $34,510 $45,030 $56,850 $64,450


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 1,010 0.87 $22.11 $46,000
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 660 0.14 $23.10 $48,040
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 460 0.26 $20.80 $43,260
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 190 0.03 $21.37 $44,450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 100 0.02 $25.02 $52,040

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 1,010 0.87 $22.11 $46,000
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 460 0.26 $20.80 $43,260
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 660 0.14 $23.10 $48,040
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 40 0.03 $18.60 $38,700
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 190 0.03 $21.37 $44,450

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 40 0.01 $34.91 $72,610
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 100 0.02 $25.02 $52,040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.29 $48,440
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 660 0.14 $23.10 $48,040
Foundries 1,010 0.87 $22.11 $46,000


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)
Florida 440 0.05 2.35 $18.61 $38,710
Wisconsin 290 0.10 4.52 $22.56 $46,930
Ohio 250 0.05 2.11 $21.87 $45,480
Michigan 240 0.06 2.53 $24.64 $51,240
Indiana 210 0.07 3.08 $22.65 $47,110




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)
Wisconsin 290 0.10 4.52 $22.56 $46,930
Alabama 200 0.10 4.53 $18.56 $38,610
Kansas 100 0.07 3.14 $26.76 $55,670
Indiana 210 0.07 3.08 $22.65 $47,110
Michigan 240 0.06 2.53 $24.64 $51,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 70 0.04 1.91 $28.91 $60,140
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $27.34 $56,880
Illinois 190 0.03 1.43 $27.05 $56,260
Kansas 100 0.07 3.14 $26.76 $55,670
Georgia 30 0.01 0.34 $25.77 $53,600



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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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 80 0.15 6.63 $18.45 $38,370
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 70 0.06 2.62 $16.20 $33,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.95 $22.71 $47,240
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 2.82 $19.77 $41,110
Akron, OH 50 0.15 6.79 $16.53 $34,380
Lancaster, PA 40 0.16 7.34 $21.05 $43,780
Peoria, IL 40 0.22 9.80 $29.43 $61,210
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.16 $21.31 $44,320
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 30 0.35 15.78 $28.52 $59,330
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 30 0.72 31.96 $20.80 $43,260


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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)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 30 0.72 31.96 $20.80 $43,260
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 30 0.35 15.78 $28.52 $59,330
Peoria, IL 40 0.22 9.80 $29.43 $61,210
Lancaster, PA 40 0.16 7.34 $21.05 $43,780
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 80 0.15 6.63 $18.45 $38,370
Akron, OH 50 0.15 6.79 $16.53 $34,380
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 2.82 $19.77 $41,110
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 70 0.06 2.62 $16.20 $33,700
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.16 $21.31 $44,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.95 $22.71 $47,240


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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)
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $30.54 $63,520
Peoria, IL 40 0.22 9.80 $29.43 $61,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.59 $59,470
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 30 0.35 15.78 $28.52 $59,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $27.66 $57,530
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $24.11 $50,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.95 $22.71 $47,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.53 $46,870
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.16 $21.31 $44,320
Lancaster, PA 40 0.16 7.34 $21.05 $43,780

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 22.77 $21.88 $45,510
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 13.70 $23.77 $49,440
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 12.38 $25.37 $52,770

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 22.77 $21.88 $45,510
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 13.70 $23.77 $49,440
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 12.38 $25.37 $52,770

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 60 0.28 12.38 $25.37 $52,770
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 13.70 $23.77 $49,440
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 22.77 $21.88 $45,510


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