Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.


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)
41,320 3.2 % $16.25 $33,810 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.51 $12.42 $15.36 $18.93 $23.62
Annual Wage (2) $21,860 $25,830 $31,950 $39,380 $49,140


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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 24,750 6.05 $16.37 $34,040
Employment Services 2,450 0.07 $13.36 $27,790
Rubber Product Manufacturing 2,030 1.51 $16.75 $34,840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,760 0.62 $14.15 $29,430
Building Finishing Contractors 1,540 0.19 $17.49 $36,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 24,750 6.05 $16.37 $34,040
Rubber Product Manufacturing 2,030 1.51 $16.75 $34,840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,760 0.62 $14.15 $29,430
Foundries 330 0.28 $16.60 $34,530
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 120 0.24 $13.40 $27,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) (8) (8) $26.27 $54,640
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.03 $25.93 $53,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $23.89 $49,680
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.88 $41,340
Home Furnishings Stores 120 0.05 $19.09 $39,710


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)
California 4,930 0.30 1.02 $15.92 $33,110
Texas 3,110 0.26 0.90 $15.26 $31,750
Pennsylvania 2,760 0.48 1.65 $16.26 $33,820
Ohio 2,690 0.50 1.73 $16.04 $33,370
Florida 2,280 0.27 0.93 $13.75 $28,600




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)
Oklahoma 1,040 0.66 2.27 $15.37 $31,970
Utah 850 0.60 2.07 $17.06 $35,490
Wisconsin 1,490 0.53 1.82 $16.24 $33,780
Ohio 2,690 0.50 1.73 $16.04 $33,370
Kansas 680 0.50 1.71 $14.58 $30,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 150 0.15 0.52 $28.18 $58,610
New Jersey 890 0.22 0.77 $20.81 $43,280
Vermont 130 0.44 1.51 $20.65 $42,960
West Virginia 260 0.38 1.33 $18.98 $39,480
New York 1,060 0.12 0.40 $18.91 $39,330



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.31 1.07 $14.28 $29,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,050 0.73 2.53 $14.54 $30,240
Pittsburgh, PA 920 0.81 2.80 $15.71 $32,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.20 0.70 $17.55 $36,500
Kansas City, MO-KS 670 0.64 2.20 $15.66 $32,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 570 0.09 0.30 $19.71 $41,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 540 0.40 1.37 $16.28 $33,860
Austin-Round Rock, TX 520 0.52 1.81 $15.32 $31,870
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 510 0.42 1.44 $15.13 $31,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 510 0.19 0.67 $14.60 $30,360


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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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.22 7.66 $25.96 $53,990
Fond du Lac, WI 100 2.12 7.31 $15.39 $32,020
St. Cloud, MN 160 1.53 5.27 $17.78 $36,980
Jonesboro, AR 80 1.53 5.28 $13.14 $27,320
Kankakee, IL 60 1.41 4.87 (8) (8)
Redding, CA 90 1.40 4.81 $18.70 $38,890
Tyler, TX 140 1.39 4.79 $13.34 $27,740
Logan, UT-ID 70 1.28 4.43 $16.76 $34,860
Dubuque, IA 70 1.28 4.42 $16.72 $34,770
Savannah, GA 210 1.22 4.22 $13.98 $29,080


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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)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.23 0.78 $26.26 $54,620
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.22 7.66 $25.96 $53,990
Columbia, SC 120 0.32 1.10 $23.57 $49,030
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 0.42 $21.90 $45,560
Worcester, MA-CT 260 0.93 3.21 $21.40 $44,520
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 190 0.10 0.35 $21.34 $44,390
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 310 0.56 1.94 $20.53 $42,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.18 0.62 $20.44 $42,510
Salinas, CA 50 0.28 0.95 $19.94 $41,470
Peoria, IL 60 0.37 1.29 $19.90 $41,390

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,050 3.15 10.88 $16.43 $34,180
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 2.63 9.07 (8) (8)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 290 1.27 4.40 $16.66 $34,650
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 200 1.16 4.00 $12.33 $25,640
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.86 2.96 $14.69 $30,560

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,050 3.15 10.88 $16.43 $34,180
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 2.63 9.07 (8) (8)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 290 1.27 4.40 $16.66 $34,650
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 200 1.16 4.00 $12.33 $25,640
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 0.93 3.22 $20.64 $42,920

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 2.59 $25.30 $52,620
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 0.93 3.22 $20.64 $42,920
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.87 $20.53 $42,700
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 1.70 $19.29 $40,120
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 0.91 3.15 $18.22 $37,900


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