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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
3,010 7.3 % $23.10 $48,050 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.91 $17.17 $22.55 $28.44 $33.87
Annual Wage (2) $28,930 $35,710 $46,910 $59,150 $70,440


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 1,250 1.04 $22.54 $46,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 490 0.10 $24.50 $50,970
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 330 0.19 $26.21 $54,510
Plastics Product Manufacturing 170 0.03 $18.66 $38,820
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 100 0.01 $22.01 $45,780

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 1,250 1.04 $22.54 $46,890
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 330 0.19 $26.21 $54,510
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 490 0.10 $24.50 $50,970
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 80 0.03 $16.18 $33,660
Plastics Product Manufacturing 170 0.03 $18.66 $38,820

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 50 0.01 $34.58 $71,930
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 330 0.19 $26.21 $54,510
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 490 0.10 $24.50 $50,970
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 80 0.01 $23.73 $49,350
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) (8) (8) $23.18 $48,220


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)
Wisconsin 390 0.14 6.60 $24.01 $49,930
Michigan 360 0.08 4.09 $26.45 $55,020
Illinois 240 0.04 1.95 $25.08 $52,160
Ohio 240 0.04 2.12 $23.03 $47,900
Indiana 230 0.07 3.62 $24.15 $50,220




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 390 0.14 6.60 $24.01 $49,930
Alabama 210 0.11 5.28 $20.96 $43,600
Michigan 360 0.08 4.09 $26.45 $55,020
Indiana 230 0.07 3.62 $24.15 $50,220
Tennessee 150 0.05 2.37 $16.83 $35,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 50 0.02 1.18 $35.43 $73,690
Michigan 360 0.08 4.09 $26.45 $55,020
Minnesota 80 0.03 1.43 $25.98 $54,040
Illinois 240 0.04 1.95 $25.08 $52,160
Iowa 60 0.04 1.79 $24.58 $51,120





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 140 0.07 3.46 $24.88 $51,760
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 100 0.19 9.08 $23.10 $48,050
Akron, OH 70 0.21 10.16 $17.27 $35,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.02 1.19 $29.22 $60,770
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.83 $18.92 $39,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.44 $35.05 $72,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.36 $26.13 $54,340




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)
Akron, OH 70 0.21 10.16 $17.27 $35,930
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 100 0.19 9.08 $23.10 $48,050
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 140 0.07 3.46 $24.88 $51,760
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.83 $18.92 $39,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.44 $35.05 $72,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.02 1.19 $29.22 $60,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.36 $26.13 $54,340




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.44 $35.05 $72,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.02 1.19 $29.22 $60,770
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $28.20 $58,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.36 $26.13 $54,340
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 140 0.07 3.46 $24.88 $51,760
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 100 0.19 9.08 $23.10 $48,050
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA (8) (8) (8) $22.89 $47,620
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $21.77 $45,270
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $19.92 $41,440
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.83 $18.92 $39,350

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 15.76 $23.04 $47,920
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 23.27 $14.48 $30,120
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 13.19 $25.59 $53,240
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 13.45 $23.26 $48,380

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)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 23.27 $14.48 $30,120
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 15.76 $23.04 $47,920
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 13.45 $23.26 $48,380
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 13.19 $25.59 $53,240

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) (8) (8) (8) $25.73 $53,520
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 13.19 $25.59 $53,240
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 13.45 $23.26 $48,380
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 15.76 $23.04 $47,920
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.81 $39,120


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020