Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
12,810 5.0 % $17.32 $36,030 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.50 $13.62 $16.73 $20.35 $24.02
Annual Wage (2) $23,910 $28,340 $34,790 $42,330 $49,970


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 10,070 8.33 $17.12 $35,620
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 570 0.21 $19.78 $41,140
Plastics Product Manufacturing 480 0.09 $17.59 $36,600
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 470 0.26 $16.24 $33,790
Employment Services 140 0.00 $14.92 $31,040

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 10,070 8.33 $17.12 $35,620
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 470 0.26 $16.24 $33,790
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 570 0.21 $19.78 $41,140
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 100 0.17 $16.65 $34,640
Rubber Product Manufacturing 120 0.09 $20.66 $42,980

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 60 0.07 $28.19 $58,640
Rubber Product Manufacturing 120 0.09 $20.66 $42,980
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 570 0.21 $19.78 $41,140
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $18.96 $39,430
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 90 0.03 $17.88 $37,180


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 1,880 0.67 7.37 $17.94 $37,320
Ohio 1,870 0.35 3.84 $17.30 $35,980
Michigan 1,160 0.28 3.03 $17.60 $36,610
California 670 0.04 0.46 $17.08 $35,530
Indiana 590 0.20 2.18 $15.89 $33,040




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 1,880 0.67 7.37 $17.94 $37,320
Ohio 1,870 0.35 3.84 $17.30 $35,980
New Hampshire 190 0.30 3.30 $15.79 $32,840
Michigan 1,160 0.28 3.03 $17.60 $36,610
Iowa 400 0.26 2.88 $16.72 $34,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.55 $21.95 $45,660
Alabama 130 0.07 0.75 $20.95 $43,570
Washington 180 0.06 0.63 $20.06 $41,730
Illinois 430 0.07 0.80 $19.75 $41,070
Minnesota 260 0.09 1.02 $19.40 $40,350





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)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 480 0.47 5.17 $15.43 $32,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.07 0.77 $17.01 $35,390
Sheboygan, WI 200 3.40 37.27 $20.16 $41,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.17 1.92 $19.13 $39,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 1.09 $19.91 $41,410
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 180 0.15 1.67 $17.15 $35,670
Akron, OH 160 0.48 5.24 $16.66 $34,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 0.55 $15.48 $32,190
Provo-Orem, UT 130 0.60 6.63 $14.92 $31,040
Canton-Massillon, OH 120 0.74 8.12 $18.34 $38,150




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)
Sheboygan, WI 200 3.40 37.27 $20.16 $41,930
Canton-Massillon, OH 120 0.74 8.12 $18.34 $38,150
Provo-Orem, UT 130 0.60 6.63 $14.92 $31,040
Erie, PA 70 0.55 6.04 $16.83 $35,000
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 60 0.49 5.33 $17.50 $36,410
Akron, OH 160 0.48 5.24 $16.66 $34,650
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 480 0.47 5.17 $15.43 $32,100
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 70 0.34 3.72 $20.38 $42,390
Reading, PA 60 0.34 3.75 $16.42 $34,150
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.33 3.67 $18.21 $37,880




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)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 50 0.12 1.33 $23.70 $49,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.04 0.41 $23.34 $48,560
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.99 $47,810
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 40 0.17 1.87 $21.65 $45,030
Columbus, OH 80 0.07 0.82 $20.88 $43,420
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.13 1.40 $20.86 $43,390
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 80 0.07 0.76 $20.41 $42,460
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 70 0.34 3.72 $20.38 $42,390
Sheboygan, WI 200 3.40 37.27 $20.16 $41,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.09 $41,790

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 310 1.12 12.29 $15.44 $32,120
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.95 10.47 $17.21 $35,790
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.08 11.83 $19.86 $41,300
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 170 0.52 5.70 $20.11 $41,840
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.71 7.83 $16.33 $33,960

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 310 1.12 12.29 $15.44 $32,120
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.08 11.83 $19.86 $41,300
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.95 10.47 $17.21 $35,790
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.71 7.83 $16.33 $33,960
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 7.61 $15.71 $32,670

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) 170 0.52 5.70 $20.11 $41,840
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.08 11.83 $19.86 $41,300
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.75 $36,930
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.39 $36,170
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 0.95 10.47 $17.21 $35,790


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