Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.


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)
128,540 2.0 % $14.71 $30,600 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.37 $11.04 $13.85 $17.51 $21.75
Annual Wage (2) $19,490 $22,960 $28,810 $36,430 $45,240


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 56,270 10.48 $13.97 $29,050
Foundries 10,760 8.55 $16.07 $33,430
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 8,930 1.67 $15.20 $31,610
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,430 2.32 $15.37 $31,960
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 5,280 2.91 $15.53 $32,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 56,270 10.48 $13.97 $29,050
Foundries 10,760 8.55 $16.07 $33,430
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 660 3.86 $16.18 $33,650
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 5,280 2.91 $15.53 $32,300
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,430 2.32 $15.37 $31,960

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) 700 0.04 $25.91 $53,890
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 280 0.15 $23.29 $48,440
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 30 0.04 $21.63 $45,000
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.74 $43,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $20.47 $42,580


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 13,350 2.57 2.70 $14.18 $29,500
Michigan 12,230 3.00 3.16 $13.69 $28,470
Indiana 11,120 3.83 4.02 $15.36 $31,950
California 8,600 0.57 0.60 $14.04 $29,200
Wisconsin 6,820 2.50 2.63 $15.12 $31,460



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)
Indiana 11,120 3.83 4.02 $15.36 $31,950
Michigan 12,230 3.00 3.16 $13.69 $28,470
Ohio 13,350 2.57 2.70 $14.18 $29,500
Wisconsin 6,820 2.50 2.63 $15.12 $31,460
New Hampshire 1,170 1.86 1.96 $14.50 $30,160



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 220 0.36 0.38 $20.90 $43,470
Maine 260 0.45 0.47 $17.36 $36,120
Massachusetts 2,570 0.77 0.81 $17.16 $35,690
Minnesota 3,330 1.22 1.28 $16.77 $34,880
Washington 2,150 0.74 0.78 $16.41 $34,130




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 3,710 3.24 3.41 $13.54 $28,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,040 0.75 0.79 $12.51 $26,020
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2,930 3.13 3.29 $14.13 $29,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,390 1.31 1.37 $16.57 $34,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.56 0.59 $14.33 $29,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,990 0.84 0.88 $13.69 $28,480
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,990 2.43 2.55 $14.64 $30,460
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,910 1.46 1.54 $15.51 $32,270
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,880 1.86 1.96 $16.33 $33,970
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,830 1.81 1.90 $14.13 $29,380



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 1,290 22.21 23.35 $15.82 $32,910
Sandusky, OH 400 11.19 11.77 $15.76 $32,780
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 1,050 9.27 9.74 $10.48 $21,800
Evansville, IN-KY 1,080 6.24 6.56 $14.44 $30,040
Fort Wayne, IN 1,170 5.69 5.99 $14.59 $30,360
Erie, PA 700 5.59 5.87 $15.93 $33,140
Reading, PA 930 5.55 5.83 $19.43 $40,420
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 690 5.46 5.74 $15.23 $31,680
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 220 5.33 5.60 $16.50 $34,320
Burlington, NC 290 5.09 5.35 $17.82 $37,070