Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.


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)
6,140 5.1 % $23.26 $48,370 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.30 $16.45 $22.20 $29.67 $35.62
Annual Wage (2) $25,570 $34,220 $46,180 $61,720 $74,090


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)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 800 0.44 $25.02 $52,050
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 480 0.09 $18.03 $37,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $26.86 $55,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 310 0.06 $26.64 $55,420
Plastics Product Manufacturing 270 0.05 $19.69 $40,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 800 0.44 $25.02 $52,050
Household Appliance Manufacturing 120 0.21 $29.65 $61,680
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 70 0.19 $19.09 $39,700
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 80 0.18 $18.36 $38,180
Specialized Design Services 200 0.16 $24.96 $51,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $31.61 $65,740
Household Appliance Manufacturing 120 0.21 $29.65 $61,680
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 40 0.04 $28.04 $58,310
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 80 0.02 $27.67 $57,560
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 90 0.07 $27.16 $56,500


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 1,050 0.26 5.69 $28.44 $59,150
California 490 0.03 0.71 $23.59 $49,060
Ohio 480 0.09 2.02 $23.99 $49,890
Illinois 440 0.08 1.66 $22.74 $47,300
Wisconsin 330 0.12 2.68 $24.23 $50,390



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)
Michigan 1,050 0.26 5.69 $28.44 $59,150
Wisconsin 330 0.12 2.68 $24.23 $50,390
Tennessee 330 0.12 2.63 $13.48 $28,030
Ohio 480 0.09 2.02 $23.99 $49,890
Minnesota 250 0.09 2.04 $21.51 $44,740



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 120 0.04 0.90 $30.75 $63,960
New Hampshire 30 0.05 1.15 $30.62 $63,700
New Jersey 180 0.05 1.01 $29.75 $61,880
Michigan 1,050 0.26 5.69 $28.44 $59,150
Oregon 40 0.02 0.46 $28.15 $58,560




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 530 0.46 10.17 $26.38 $54,880
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 250 0.35 7.73 $34.09 $70,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 1.11 $21.88 $45,520
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 170 0.43 9.46 $24.10 $50,140
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 2.39 $22.57 $46,940
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.15 3.21 $27.41 $57,010
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 120 0.11 2.52 $24.27 $50,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.58 $24.12 $50,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.43 $25.24 $52,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.10 2.24 $23.06 $47,970



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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 530 0.46 10.17 $26.38 $54,880
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 170 0.43 9.46 $24.10 $50,140
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 250 0.35 7.73 $34.09 $70,900
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.34 7.55 $23.14 $48,130
Dayton, OH 80 0.20 4.46 $21.04 $43,770
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.18 3.93 $36.75 $76,440
Fort Wayne, IN 30 0.16 3.54 $20.32 $42,260
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.15 3.21 $27.41 $57,010
Akron, OH 50 0.15 3.33 $22.49 $46,790
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 3.17 $24.39 $50,730



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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.18 3.93 $36.75 $76,440
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 250 0.35 7.73 $34.09 $70,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 1.33 $33.41 $69,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.39 $33.34 $69,340
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $30.99 $64,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.81 $28.51 $59,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.64 $28.46 $59,190
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 40 0.03 0.62 $27.60 $57,410
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.15 3.21 $27.41 $57,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 0.02 0.52 $26.40 $54,900

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 12.51 $16.95 $35,260
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 6.88 $18.73 $38,960
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 3.32 $18.84 $39,180
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 5.06 $22.79 $47,400
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 3.37 $25.89 $53,860

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 Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 12.51 $16.95 $35,260
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 6.88 $18.73 $38,960
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 5.06 $22.79 $47,400
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 3.32 $18.84 $39,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 3.37 $25.89 $53,860

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 3.37 $25.89 $53,860
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 5.06 $22.79 $47,400
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 3.32 $18.84 $39,180
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 6.88 $18.73 $38,960
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 12.51 $16.95 $35,260


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015