Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
39,450 2.7 % $15.67 $32,590 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $11.77 $14.72 $18.42 $22.94
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $24,480 $30,610 $38,300 $47,720


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)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 13,740 7.14 $14.88 $30,950
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,660 4.75 $16.32 $33,950
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,470 4.07 $17.63 $36,670
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,260 8.24 $16.44 $34,200
Employment Services 1,960 0.05 $12.65 $26,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 3,260 8.24 $16.44 $34,200
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 13,740 7.14 $14.88 $30,950
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3,660 4.75 $16.32 $33,950
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3,470 4.07 $17.63 $36,670
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 510 3.87 $17.94 $37,310

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) 70 (7) $24.68 $51,340
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.67 $51,300
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $20.06 $41,730
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.29 $40,120
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.05 $18.97 $39,450


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 4,940 0.31 1.10 $15.05 $31,310
Texas 3,180 0.27 0.96 $14.05 $29,230
Florida 2,370 0.29 1.03 $13.50 $28,090
Ohio 2,370 0.44 1.58 $16.14 $33,580
Pennsylvania 2,150 0.37 1.33 $15.56 $32,370




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 1,100 0.70 2.47 $14.88 $30,960
Utah 840 0.61 2.16 $16.56 $34,430
Kansas 700 0.51 1.81 $14.50 $30,160
New Hampshire 320 0.50 1.77 $15.42 $32,060
Wisconsin 1,380 0.49 1.75 $15.61 $32,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 200 0.21 0.73 $23.00 $47,840
Alaska 40 0.12 0.44 $20.18 $41,960
New Jersey 940 0.24 0.84 $19.00 $39,520
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $18.50 $38,470
Washington 590 0.19 0.68 $18.02 $37,480





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 1,480 0.35 1.25 $13.53 $28,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,110 0.82 2.91 $14.20 $29,530
Kansas City, MO-KS 680 0.65 2.32 $15.36 $31,960
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 660 0.18 0.64 $19.00 $39,520
Pittsburgh, PA 630 0.56 1.99 $15.23 $31,690
Austin-Round Rock, TX 580 0.60 2.13 $13.96 $29,030
Springfield, MA-CT 540 1.69 6.03 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.08 0.29 $18.92 $39,350
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 530 0.44 1.56 $14.14 $29,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 470 0.35 1.26 $17.03 $35,420




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)
Springfield, MA-CT 540 1.69 6.03 (8) (8)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.60 5.70 $24.63 $51,240
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 380 1.55 5.51 $14.75 $30,680
Napa, CA 90 1.29 4.60 $16.12 $33,520
Logan, UT-ID 70 1.27 4.52 $15.29 $31,800
Redding, CA 70 1.13 4.03 $18.27 $38,000
Texarkana, TX-AR 60 1.08 3.84 $18.14 $37,720
Savannah, GA 140 0.86 3.06 $12.74 $26,500
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.85 3.04 $14.91 $31,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,110 0.82 2.91 $14.20 $29,530




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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.60 5.70 $24.63 $51,240
Worcester, MA-CT 190 0.70 2.49 $20.71 $43,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 0.48 $20.47 $42,570
Anchorage, AK 40 0.21 0.74 $20.45 $42,540
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 220 0.12 0.44 $20.40 $42,430
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.16 $41,940
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.08 0.27 $19.75 $41,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 0.31 $19.70 $40,970
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 160 0.27 0.95 $19.54 $40,650
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 0.56 $19.48 $40,520

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) 590 1.79 6.36 $15.35 $31,920
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 450 2.32 8.24 $16.50 $34,310
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 250 1.49 5.29 $12.02 $25,000
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.06 3.77 $16.16 $33,610
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 1.61 5.73 $14.75 $30,680

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 450 2.32 8.24 $16.50 $34,310
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 160 1.91 6.81 $9.58 $19,940
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 1.85 6.59 $17.62 $36,660
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 590 1.79 6.36 $15.35 $31,920
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 1.61 5.73 $14.75 $30,680

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.57 $19.50 $40,570
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 0.97 $19.44 $40,430
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 0.95 3.39 $18.97 $39,460
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 1.18 $18.86 $39,230
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.75 $38,990


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.

(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 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