Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood

Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.


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)
770 9.2 % $19.73 $41,030 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.98 $14.98 $19.15 $23.07 $29.19
Annual Wage (2) $24,910 $31,160 $39,840 $47,970 $60,710


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)
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 220 0.10 $17.57 $36,540
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 150 0.08 $21.96 $45,680
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 120 0.04 $20.00 $41,590
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.01 $16.54 $34,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 220 0.10 $17.57 $36,540
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 150 0.08 $21.96 $45,680
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 120 0.04 $20.00 $41,590
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.01 $16.54 $34,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 150 0.08 $21.96 $45,680
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 120 0.04 $20.00 $41,590
Other Wood Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.28 $38,020
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 220 0.10 $17.57 $36,540
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.01 $16.54 $34,410


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)
Michigan 130 0.03 5.66 $20.91 $43,480
North Carolina 120 0.03 5.44 $17.69 $36,790
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 2.04 $18.73 $38,960
California 50 0.00 0.54 $18.92 $39,360
Oregon 50 0.03 4.76 $27.80 $57,820




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)
Oregon 50 0.03 4.76 $27.80 $57,820
North Carolina 120 0.03 5.44 $17.69 $36,790
Michigan 130 0.03 5.66 $20.91 $43,480
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 2.04 $18.73 $38,960
Georgia 30 0.01 1.44 $17.61 $36,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 50 0.03 4.76 $27.80 $57,820
Michigan 130 0.03 5.66 $20.91 $43,480
California 50 0.00 0.54 $18.92 $39,360
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 2.04 $18.73 $38,960
North Carolina 120 0.03 5.44 $17.69 $36,790





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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 90 0.64 108.04 $17.55 $36,500
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 11.25 $20.98 $43,650




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 90 0.64 108.04 $17.55 $36,500
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 11.25 $20.98 $43,650




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 11.25 $20.98 $43,650
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 90 0.64 108.04 $17.55 $36,500


About May 2012 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 mean 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013