Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.


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)
13,960 4.4 % $17.52 $36,440 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.71 $13.73 $16.90 $20.92 $24.45
Annual Wage (2) $24,360 $28,550 $35,140 $43,510 $50,860


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 10,610 9.16 $17.27 $35,920
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 690 0.15 $18.76 $39,030
Plastics Product Manufacturing 660 0.11 $16.96 $35,280
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 410 0.23 $17.39 $36,170
Employment Services 240 0.01 $14.93 $31,050

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 10,610 9.16 $17.27 $35,920
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 410 0.23 $17.39 $36,170
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 690 0.15 $18.76 $39,030
Plastics Product Manufacturing 660 0.11 $16.96 $35,280
Rubber Product Manufacturing 120 0.09 $20.75 $43,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 50 0.06 $29.11 $60,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $26.53 $55,190
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing (8) (8) $21.47 $44,670
Rubber Product Manufacturing 120 0.09 $20.75 $43,160
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 30 0.01 $19.94 $41,470


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 1,780 0.63 6.45 $18.26 $37,980
Ohio 1,580 0.30 3.01 $17.37 $36,130
Michigan 1,450 0.34 3.46 $17.40 $36,200
Illinois 700 0.12 1.21 $21.66 $45,060
California 690 0.04 0.42 $17.03 $35,420




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 1,780 0.63 6.45 $18.26 $37,980
Iowa 580 0.37 3.83 $16.49 $34,300
New Hampshire 220 0.34 3.50 $15.56 $32,360
Michigan 1,450 0.34 3.46 $17.40 $36,200
Ohio 1,580 0.30 3.01 $17.37 $36,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 210 0.06 0.60 $21.73 $45,200
Illinois 700 0.12 1.21 $21.66 $45,060
Oregon 450 0.25 2.53 $20.55 $42,740
Minnesota 310 0.11 1.11 $19.94 $41,480
Washington 270 0.09 0.88 $19.15 $39,830



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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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 650 0.77 7.90 $18.60 $38,680
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 490 0.47 4.83 $15.61 $32,480
Muskegon, MI 440 7.11 72.56 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.09 0.95 $16.04 $33,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 320 0.23 2.38 $20.96 $43,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.26 2.68 (8) (8)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 230 0.19 1.94 $16.29 $33,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 1.07 $20.83 $43,320
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 1.82 $17.23 $35,850
Akron, OH 200 0.59 6.07 $17.34 $36,070


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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)
Muskegon, MI 440 7.11 72.56 (8) (8)
Sheboygan, WI 180 3.05 31.13 (8) (8)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 130 3.01 30.72 $16.27 $33,850
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 650 0.77 7.90 $18.60 $38,680
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 140 0.62 6.35 $19.24 $40,020
Provo-Orem, UT 140 0.60 6.13 $15.19 $31,580
Akron, OH 200 0.59 6.07 $17.34 $36,070
Erie, PA 70 0.54 5.50 $16.95 $35,260
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 490 0.47 4.83 $15.61 $32,480
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.43 4.42 $20.05 $41,710


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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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.45 $24.69 $51,360
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 30 0.09 0.87 $23.62 $49,140
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $23.34 $48,540
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.02 0.23 $22.15 $46,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 320 0.23 2.38 $20.96 $43,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 1.07 $20.83 $43,320
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.65 $42,940
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 1.17 $20.47 $42,570
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 0.17 1.77 $20.11 $41,830
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.43 4.42 $20.05 $41,710

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 370 1.34 13.66 $15.20 $31,610
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 1.16 11.89 $17.88 $37,190
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.89 9.13 $17.79 $37,000
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.88 8.99 $20.44 $42,520
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 6.96 $14.12 $29,380

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 370 1.34 13.66 $15.20 $31,610
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 1.16 11.89 $17.88 $37,190
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.89 9.13 $17.79 $37,000
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.88 8.99 $20.44 $42,520
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 6.96 $14.12 $29,380

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.88 8.99 $20.44 $42,520
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $18.31 $38,080
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 1.16 11.89 $17.88 $37,190
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.89 9.13 $17.79 $37,000
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.06 $35,480


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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