Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
124,810 1.9 % $14.59 $30,340 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.15 $10.88 $13.68 $17.42 $21.68
Annual Wage (2) $19,030 $22,630 $28,450 $36,240 $45,100


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 54,720 10.41 $13.72 $28,540
Foundries 10,280 8.07 $15.83 $32,930
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,560 1.50 $14.75 $30,690
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,720 2.45 $14.54 $30,240
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 5,040 2.81 $15.66 $32,560

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 54,720 10.41 $13.72 $28,540
Foundries 10,280 8.07 $15.83 $32,930
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 750 4.07 $16.07 $33,420
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 5,040 2.81 $15.66 $32,560
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,720 2.45 $14.54 $30,240

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) 640 0.03 $26.61 $55,340
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 220 0.12 $22.24 $46,260
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 810 0.89 $22.14 $46,060
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.10 $18.49 $38,460
Dairy Product Manufacturing 160 0.12 $18.06 $37,560


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 12,150 2.37 2.52 $14.14 $29,410
Michigan 11,200 2.80 2.98 $13.45 $27,970
California 9,830 0.67 0.71 $13.37 $27,800
Indiana 8,250 2.89 3.07 $15.65 $32,540
Wisconsin 7,440 2.75 2.92 $14.93 $31,060




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 8,250 2.89 3.07 $15.65 $32,540
Michigan 11,200 2.80 2.98 $13.45 $27,970
Wisconsin 7,440 2.75 2.92 $14.93 $31,060
Ohio 12,150 2.37 2.52 $14.14 $29,410
Kentucky 2,860 1.60 1.70 $13.94 $28,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 160 0.26 0.28 $25.06 $52,120
Maine 240 0.40 0.43 $18.55 $38,590
Minnesota 3,200 1.19 1.27 $16.70 $34,740
Massachusetts 3,160 0.97 1.03 $16.64 $34,610
Connecticut 1,210 0.74 0.79 $16.57 $34,470





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 3,400 3.05 3.24 $13.20 $27,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,190 0.80 0.85 $11.54 $24,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,550 1.76 1.87 $13.07 $27,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,540 0.69 0.73 $13.95 $29,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,300 1.28 1.36 $16.69 $34,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,150 0.93 0.99 $13.09 $27,220
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,040 2.50 2.66 $14.98 $31,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.85 0.91 $15.58 $32,400
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,820 1.80 1.92 $13.52 $28,120
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,530 1.54 1.64 $16.13 $33,560




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 1,200 21.56 22.90 $15.86 $32,990
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 750 7.14 7.59 $10.21 $21,240
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 320 6.77 7.19 $16.36 $34,040
Pittsfield, MA 220 6.44 6.84 $13.25 $27,560
Columbus, IN 290 6.08 6.46 $13.18 $27,420
Reading, PA 970 5.86 6.22 $18.63 $38,750
Erie, PA 660 5.29 5.62 $15.57 $32,390
Evansville, IN-KY 820 4.82 5.12 $14.38 $29,920
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 610 4.68 4.97 $13.26 $27,580
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 580 4.63 4.92 $14.33 $29,800