Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
3,420 6.1 % $21.39 $44,490 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.75 $16.23 $21.25 $26.38 $30.09
Annual Wage (2) $26,510 $33,750 $44,210 $54,880 $62,590


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 1,110 0.92 $21.27 $44,240
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 610 0.23 $23.15 $48,150
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 550 0.31 $20.68 $43,020
Employment Services 240 0.01 (8) (8)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 100 0.02 $20.33 $42,290

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 1,110 0.92 $21.27 $44,240
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 550 0.31 $20.68 $43,020
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 610 0.23 $23.15 $48,150
Forging and Stamping 70 0.07 $21.13 $43,950
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 70 0.03 $22.97 $47,770

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 $33.23 $69,110
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.60 $51,170
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 80 0.02 $23.98 $49,880
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.43 $48,720
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 610 0.23 $23.15 $48,150


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)
Ohio 360 0.07 2.75 $20.88 $43,420
Florida 330 0.04 1.64 $18.16 $37,760
Michigan 300 0.07 2.96 $25.28 $52,590
California 280 0.02 0.71 $19.07 $39,660
Wisconsin 260 0.09 3.84 $21.70 $45,130




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)
Oregon 190 0.11 4.42 $25.77 $53,590
Wisconsin 260 0.09 3.84 $21.70 $45,130
Indiana 250 0.08 3.37 $21.15 $44,000
Ohio 360 0.07 2.75 $20.88 $43,420
Michigan 300 0.07 2.96 $25.28 $52,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 60 0.04 1.82 $26.01 $54,110
Iowa 80 0.05 2.19 $25.90 $53,870
Oregon 190 0.11 4.42 $25.77 $53,590
Michigan 300 0.07 2.96 $25.28 $52,590
Georgia 40 0.01 0.36 $25.11 $52,230





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 6.63 $25.94 $53,960
Fresno, CA 100 0.29 11.76 (8) (8)
Akron, OH 60 0.17 6.93 $16.59 $34,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.74 $21.92 $45,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 2.56 $19.43 $40,410
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.09 3.68 $17.42 $36,240
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.04 1.47 $19.91 $41,400
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.41 16.66 $27.20 $56,580
Peoria, IL 30 0.18 7.39 $28.61 $59,500




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)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.41 16.66 $27.20 $56,580
Fresno, CA 100 0.29 11.76 (8) (8)
Peoria, IL 30 0.18 7.39 $28.61 $59,500
Akron, OH 60 0.17 6.93 $16.59 $34,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 6.63 $25.94 $53,960
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.09 3.68 $17.42 $36,240
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 2.56 $19.43 $40,410
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.04 1.47 $19.91 $41,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.74 $21.92 $45,580




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)
Peoria, IL 30 0.18 7.39 $28.61 $59,500
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.41 16.66 $27.20 $56,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.03 $56,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 6.63 $25.94 $53,960
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.25 $48,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.74 $21.92 $45,580
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $20.81 $43,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.76 $43,180
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.04 1.47 $19.91 $41,400
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 2.56 $19.43 $40,410

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 100 0.46 18.78 $21.14 $43,970
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 18.46 $20.81 $43,270
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 8.63 $17.39 $36,180
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 8.45 $24.18 $50,290
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 5.93 $16.40 $34,110

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 100 0.46 18.78 $21.14 $43,970
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 18.46 $20.81 $43,270
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 8.45 $24.18 $50,290
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 8.63 $17.39 $36,180
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 5.93 $16.40 $34,110

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 40 0.21 8.45 $24.18 $50,290
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 18.78 $21.14 $43,970
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 18.46 $20.81 $43,270
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $19.08 $39,700
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 8.63 $17.39 $36,180


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.

(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