Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.


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)
11,870 4.2 % $15.63 $32,510 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $12.25 $15.07 $18.22 $22.16
Annual Wage (2) $21,350 $25,480 $31,340 $37,900 $46,080


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 8,310 6.60 $15.34 $31,920
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 520 0.10 $15.66 $32,560
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 510 0.28 $14.88 $30,960
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 470 0.17 $16.33 $33,960
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 170 0.05 $14.62 $30,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 8,310 6.60 $15.34 $31,920
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 510 0.28 $14.88 $30,960
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 140 0.24 $15.00 $31,210
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 110 0.18 $15.97 $33,220
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 470 0.17 $16.33 $33,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 90 0.03 $21.16 $44,000
Forging and Stamping 50 0.05 $19.79 $41,160
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.60 $38,690
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 80 0.03 $18.30 $38,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 160 0.03 $16.69 $34,710


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)
Ohio 1,610 0.31 3.52 $15.29 $31,800
Wisconsin 1,410 0.52 5.86 $16.36 $34,020
Texas 820 0.07 0.83 $13.19 $27,420
Michigan 800 0.20 2.23 $15.08 $31,380
Pennsylvania 680 0.12 1.37 $16.36 $34,020



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 1,410 0.52 5.86 $16.36 $34,020
New Hampshire 240 0.38 4.38 $15.34 $31,910
Ohio 1,610 0.31 3.52 $15.29 $31,800
Iowa 370 0.24 2.77 $17.78 $36,980
Indiana 650 0.22 2.56 $15.67 $32,600



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.44 $19.90 $41,390
North Carolina 180 0.04 0.50 $19.09 $39,700
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.45 $17.92 $37,280
Iowa 370 0.24 2.77 $17.78 $36,980
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.41 $17.20 $35,790




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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 460 0.45 5.15 $15.10 $31,410
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 390 0.47 5.40 $13.75 $28,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.78 $15.44 $32,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.76 $15.82 $32,900
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.19 2.12 $17.63 $36,680
Dayton, OH 170 0.46 5.29 $15.58 $32,410
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.84 $14.31 $29,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 150 0.05 0.59 $12.74 $26,500
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 140 1.10 12.53 $15.21 $31,630
Sheboygan, WI 120 2.16 24.53 $19.79 $41,170



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)
Sheboygan, WI 120 2.16 24.53 $19.79 $41,170
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 110 1.74 19.84 $14.75 $30,690
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 140 1.10 12.53 $15.21 $31,630
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 390 0.47 5.40 $13.75 $28,600
Dayton, OH 170 0.46 5.29 $15.58 $32,410
Longview, TX 40 0.45 5.14 $13.18 $27,410
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 460 0.45 5.15 $15.10 $31,410
Reading, PA 70 0.44 4.98 $15.97 $33,220
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 50 0.42 4.79 $16.62 $34,560
Toledo, OH 110 0.36 4.06 $14.14 $29,410



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)
Sheboygan, WI 120 2.16 24.53 $19.79 $41,170
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.14 1.54 $19.79 $41,160
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.07 $19.13 $39,800
Spokane, WA 60 0.32 3.62 $19.08 $39,680
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA (8) (8) (8) $18.62 $38,740
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $18.34 $38,140
Salt Lake City, UT 30 0.05 0.52 $18.23 $37,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.19 2.12 $17.63 $36,680
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 0.50 $17.61 $36,640
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.07 0.75 $17.45 $36,290

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.38 15.74 $17.46 $36,320
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.26 14.33 $16.15 $33,590
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 13.41 $16.11 $33,500
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.67 7.63 $15.29 $31,810
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.42 4.78 $15.21 $31,640

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.38 15.74 $17.46 $36,320
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.26 14.33 $16.15 $33,590
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 13.41 $16.11 $33,500
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 8.18 $16.02 $33,320
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.67 7.63 $15.29 $31,810

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.38 15.74 $17.46 $36,320
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 5.81 $17.26 $35,900
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.54 6.10 $17.15 $35,670
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.26 14.33 $16.15 $33,590
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 1.18 13.41 $16.11 $33,500


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