Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.


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)
4,020 5.4 % $19.95 $41,500 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.03 $14.38 $19.69 $25.43 $29.07
Annual Wage (2) $22,930 $29,910 $40,960 $52,900 $60,470


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)
Foundries 1,300 1.02 $20.29 $42,200
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 780 0.28 $20.14 $41,880
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 660 0.36 $20.23 $42,070
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 140 0.04 $20.07 $41,740
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 120 0.04 $21.34 $44,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 1,300 1.02 $20.29 $42,200
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 660 0.36 $20.23 $42,070
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 780 0.28 $20.14 $41,880
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 90 0.23 $20.10 $41,810
Forging and Stamping 70 0.07 $20.79 $43,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $24.37 $50,700
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.03 $22.75 $47,320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.81 $45,360
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 120 0.04 $21.34 $44,390
Forging and Stamping 70 0.07 $20.79 $43,250


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 480 0.09 3.12 $20.75 $43,170
California 410 0.03 0.92 $16.56 $34,440
Michigan 370 0.09 3.07 $24.44 $50,830
Wisconsin 350 0.13 4.36 $22.49 $46,780
Texas 320 0.03 0.96 $16.26 $33,820



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)
Wisconsin 350 0.13 4.36 $22.49 $46,780
Ohio 480 0.09 3.12 $20.75 $43,170
Michigan 370 0.09 3.07 $24.44 $50,830
Indiana 280 0.09 3.23 $19.41 $40,380
Alabama 130 0.07 2.31 $18.10 $37,640



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 370 0.09 3.07 $24.44 $50,830
Georgia 40 0.01 0.32 $24.06 $50,040
Oregon 90 0.05 1.73 $23.95 $49,810
Iowa 60 0.04 1.32 $23.81 $49,530
Illinois 180 0.03 1.06 $23.73 $49,360




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)
Muskegon, MI 180 2.94 100.82 $25.24 $52,500
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 90 0.08 2.88 $19.20 $39,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 2.41 $24.33 $50,600
Akron, OH 70 0.23 7.76 $15.97 $33,210
Appleton, WI 70 0.57 19.46 $20.96 $43,600
Lancaster, PA 60 0.27 9.44 $20.88 $43,420
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.10 3.51 $18.24 $37,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.53 $20.27 $42,160
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.43 14.93 $25.11 $52,220



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)
Muskegon, MI 180 2.94 100.82 $25.24 $52,500
Appleton, WI 70 0.57 19.46 $20.96 $43,600
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.43 14.93 $25.11 $52,220
Lancaster, PA 60 0.27 9.44 $20.88 $43,420
Akron, OH 70 0.23 7.76 $15.97 $33,210
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.10 3.51 $18.24 $37,940
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 90 0.08 2.88 $19.20 $39,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 2.41 $24.33 $50,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.53 $20.27 $42,160



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)
Peoria, IL (8) (8) (8) $27.76 $57,740
Muskegon, MI 180 2.94 100.82 $25.24 $52,500
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.43 14.93 $25.11 $52,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 2.41 $24.33 $50,600
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $21.16 $44,000
Appleton, WI 70 0.57 19.46 $20.96 $43,600
Lancaster, PA 60 0.27 9.44 $20.88 $43,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.55 $42,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.53 $20.27 $42,160
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 90 0.08 2.88 $19.20 $39,930

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) 100 0.30 10.26 $18.01 $37,460
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 20.90 $19.74 $41,070
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 12.75 $15.64 $32,520
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 12.95 $19.53 $40,620
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 7.63 (8) (8)

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 20.90 $19.74 $41,070
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 12.95 $19.53 $40,620
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 12.75 $15.64 $32,520
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.30 10.26 $18.01 $37,460
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 7.63 (8) (8)

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 6.76 $23.86 $49,620
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 20.90 $19.74 $41,070
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 12.95 $19.53 $40,620
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.30 10.26 $18.01 $37,460
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 3.87 $16.52 $34,360


About May 2015 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016