Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.


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)
145,560 1.9 % $15.70 $32,660 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.06 $11.74 $14.65 $18.58 $23.34
Annual Wage (2) $20,930 $24,420 $30,480 $38,640 $48,550


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 66,210 11.74 $14.78 $30,730
Foundries 11,340 9.37 $17.08 $35,530
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 10,410 1.79 $16.51 $34,340
Employment Services 7,670 0.21 $12.80 $26,630
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,520 2.65 $16.27 $33,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 66,210 11.74 $14.78 $30,730
Foundries 11,340 9.37 $17.08 $35,530
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 5,930 3.27 $16.94 $35,230
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 450 2.96 $15.33 $31,880
Rubber Product Manufacturing 3,570 2.69 $16.12 $33,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 120 0.22 $27.17 $56,500
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $25.91 $53,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 980 0.05 $25.29 $52,610
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 290 0.31 $22.58 $46,970
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 160 0.34 $21.58 $44,880


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 15,910 2.98 2.88 $15.84 $32,940
Indiana 15,510 5.19 5.00 $15.31 $31,840
Michigan 14,120 3.35 3.23 $14.92 $31,030
California 8,390 0.53 0.51 $15.37 $31,970
Wisconsin 8,330 2.97 2.86 $16.34 $33,980




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)
Indiana 15,510 5.19 5.00 $15.31 $31,840
Michigan 14,120 3.35 3.23 $14.92 $31,030
Ohio 15,910 2.98 2.88 $15.84 $32,940
Wisconsin 8,330 2.97 2.86 $16.34 $33,980
New Hampshire 1,640 2.54 2.45 $15.03 $31,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 150 0.23 0.22 $22.18 $46,140
West Virginia 710 1.02 0.99 $20.57 $42,780
Maryland 560 0.21 0.20 $18.41 $38,300
Washington 2,430 0.79 0.76 $17.93 $37,300
Illinois 5,200 0.88 0.85 $17.86 $37,150





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,860 4.02 3.88 $14.65 $30,460
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 3,350 3.30 3.19 $15.03 $31,250
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,940 5.33 5.14 $14.48 $30,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,920 0.69 0.67 $13.82 $28,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,560 1.00 0.97 $17.69 $36,790
Columbus, OH 2,400 2.35 2.27 $16.88 $35,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,290 2.72 2.62 $16.63 $34,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,110 1.57 1.51 $15.71 $32,670
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.58 0.56 $17.42 $36,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,070 1.09 1.05 $18.05 $37,540




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 1,320 22.36 21.57 $17.11 $35,580
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,620 12.78 12.32 $15.38 $32,000
Evansville, IN-KY 1,620 10.57 10.20 $14.88 $30,940
Burlington, NC 460 7.72 7.45 $17.60 $36,610
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 440 7.19 6.94 $14.59 $30,340
Fort Wayne, IN 1,310 6.19 5.97 $14.18 $29,500
Muskegon, MI 370 5.95 5.74 $14.83 $30,850
Columbus, IN 290 5.94 5.73 $13.84 $28,800
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 730 5.51 5.31 $14.28 $29,700
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,940 5.33 5.14 $14.48 $30,120