Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
15,600 4.3 % $17.70 $36,820 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.86 $13.87 $17.04 $21.09 $24.90
Annual Wage (2) $24,660 $28,860 $35,430 $43,860 $51,780


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 11,300 9.60 $17.62 $36,650
Plastics Product Manufacturing 800 0.14 $18.57 $38,620
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 690 0.15 $19.41 $40,380
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 620 0.35 $15.32 $31,880
Employment Services 330 0.01 $14.31 $29,770

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 11,300 9.60 $17.62 $36,650
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 620 0.35 $15.32 $31,880
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 690 0.15 $19.41 $40,380
Plastics Product Manufacturing 800 0.14 $18.57 $38,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 280 0.06 $15.12 $31,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $28.02 $58,280
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing (8) (8) $22.03 $45,810
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 60 0.04 $20.87 $43,410
Rubber Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.80 $43,270
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.01 $20.08 $41,770


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 2,210 0.41 3.78 $16.88 $35,120
Wisconsin 1,990 0.70 6.47 $18.04 $37,520
Michigan 1,830 0.42 3.94 $18.22 $37,890
Pennsylvania 920 0.16 1.46 $16.50 $34,320
Illinois 800 0.13 1.23 $21.29 $44,280




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 1,990 0.70 6.47 $18.04 $37,520
Michigan 1,830 0.42 3.94 $18.22 $37,890
Ohio 2,210 0.41 3.78 $16.88 $35,120
New Hampshire 250 0.38 3.52 $15.79 $32,850
Iowa 380 0.25 2.29 $19.51 $40,570




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 0.54 $21.83 $45,400
Oregon 360 0.19 1.78 $21.82 $45,380
Illinois 800 0.13 1.23 $21.29 $44,280
Virginia 50 0.01 0.12 $20.55 $42,740
Minnesota 270 0.09 0.88 $20.41 $42,450





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 890 0.86 8.00 $14.95 $31,100
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 640 0.76 7.01 $18.76 $39,020
Muskegon, MI 490 7.71 71.50 $20.66 $42,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 0.07 0.61 $16.52 $34,350
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 390 0.08 0.78 $21.01 $43,700
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 370 0.19 1.73 $17.19 $35,750
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 350 0.61 5.70 $18.11 $37,680
Akron, OH 310 0.95 8.83 $17.45 $36,290
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.22 2.06 $21.21 $44,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 290 0.03 0.29 $17.93 $37,300




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 490 7.71 71.50 $20.66 $42,980
Muncie, IN 60 1.40 13.01 $18.02 $37,480
Lebanon, PA 70 1.38 12.83 $16.61 $34,560
Akron, OH 310 0.95 8.83 $17.45 $36,290
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 890 0.86 8.00 $14.95 $31,100
Provo-Orem, UT 200 0.82 7.59 $15.49 $32,220
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 640 0.76 7.01 $18.76 $39,020
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 150 0.65 6.00 $19.75 $41,080
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 350 0.61 5.70 $18.11 $37,680
Lancaster, PA 130 0.53 4.89 $16.15 $33,600




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.28 $23.59 $49,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.24 2.22 $22.96 $47,760
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $22.91 $47,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 100 0.03 0.31 $22.61 $47,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 0.82 $21.26 $44,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.22 2.06 $21.21 $44,110
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.18 1.70 $21.10 $43,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 390 0.08 0.78 $21.01 $43,700
Muskegon, MI 490 7.71 71.50 $20.66 $42,980
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 1.27 $20.28 $42,180

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 430 1.60 14.80 $16.15 $33,590
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 340 1.64 15.18 (8) (8)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.18 10.94 $17.06 $35,470
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.04 9.67 $18.40 $38,270
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.58 5.40 $21.91 $45,580

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 340 1.64 15.18 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 430 1.60 14.80 $16.15 $33,590
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.18 10.94 $17.06 $35,470
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.04 9.67 $18.40 $38,270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.75 6.93 $21.99 $45,740

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 140 0.75 6.93 $21.99 $45,740
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.58 5.40 $21.91 $45,580
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.03 $39,580
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.04 9.67 $18.40 $38,270
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 2.46 $18.25 $37,970


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019