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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries. Excludes "Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4072) and "Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic" (51-9195).


National estimates for Foundry Mold and Coremakers
Industry profile for Foundry Mold and Coremakers
Geographic profile for Foundry Mold and Coremakers

National estimates for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,090 6.3 % $ 18.45 $ 38,370 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.06 $ 14.52 $ 17.86 $ 22.09 $ 26.12
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,080 $ 30,190 $ 37,140 $ 45,940 $ 54,330


Industry profile for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Foundry Mold and Coremakers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 9,270 8.73 $ 18.75 $ 39,000
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,120 1.27 $ 17.12 $ 35,610
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 860 0.19 $ 21.47 $ 44,660
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 800 0.11 $ 19.01 $ 39,540
Plastics Product Manufacturing 680 0.12 $ 16.91 $ 35,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundries 9,270 8.73 $ 18.75 $ 39,000
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,120 1.27 $ 17.12 $ 35,610
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 130 0.23 $ 20.72 $ 43,100
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 860 0.19 $ 21.47 $ 44,660
Plastics Product Manufacturing 680 0.12 $ 16.91 $ 35,160

Top paying industries for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 28.60 $ 59,490
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 860 0.19 $ 21.47 $ 44,660
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 130 0.23 $ 20.72 $ 43,100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 80 0.03 $ 20.24 $ 42,110
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 40 0.07 $ 19.81 $ 41,200


Geographic profile for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Foundry Mold and Coremakers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 3,610 0.70 6.07 $ 17.04 $ 35,440
Michigan 1,590 0.41 3.51 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Wisconsin 1,290 0.48 4.12 $ 18.83 $ 39,160
Pennsylvania 1,190 0.22 1.87 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Illinois 800 0.14 1.23 $ 22.45 $ 46,690




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 3,610 0.70 6.07 $ 17.04 $ 35,440
Wisconsin 1,290 0.48 4.12 $ 18.83 $ 39,160
Michigan 1,590 0.41 3.51 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Tennessee 730 0.25 2.18 $ 16.23 $ 33,760
New Hampshire 150 0.24 2.10 $ 16.08 $ 33,450




Top paying states for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 300 0.17 1.45 $ 24.23 $ 50,390
Massachusetts 190 0.06 0.49 $ 22.65 $ 47,120
Illinois 800 0.14 1.23 $ 22.45 $ 46,690
Michigan 1,590 0.41 3.51 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Montana (8) (8) (8) $ 20.70 $ 43,060





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,140 1.16 10.01 $ 15.80 $ 32,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.21 1.82 $ 20.40 $ 42,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 290 0.05 0.43 $ 17.97 $ 37,380
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 280 0.15 1.34 $ 19.41 $ 40,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 1.66 $ 15.35 $ 31,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.21 1.79 $ 26.29 $ 54,680
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 240 0.46 3.95 $ 19.18 $ 39,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 230 0.06 0.55 $ 17.49 $ 36,390
Akron, OH 210 0.66 5.74 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 160 0.06 0.52 $ 17.52 $ 36,450




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lebanon, PA 60 1.22 10.53 $ 19.70 $ 40,980
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,140 1.16 10.01 $ 15.80 $ 32,850
Muncie, IN 50 1.13 9.80 $ 20.11 $ 41,840
Peoria, IL 140 0.92 7.92 (8) (8)
Canton-Massillon, OH 120 0.75 6.48 $ 19.16 $ 39,850
Akron, OH 210 0.66 5.74 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Leominster-Gardner, MA 30 0.63 5.43 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Reading, PA 100 0.58 5.05 $ 16.69 $ 34,720
Prescott, AZ 30 0.52 4.52 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
Longview, TX 40 0.48 4.13 $ 16.59 $ 34,500




Top paying metropolitan areas for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.21 1.79 $ 26.29 $ 54,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.24 $ 22.51 $ 46,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 22.17 $ 46,120
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.05 0.43 $ 21.93 $ 45,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.44 $ 21.19 $ 44,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 120 0.05 0.44 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.21 1.82 $ 20.40 $ 42,440
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 100 0.10 0.86 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.23 1.99 $ 20.17 $ 41,960
Muncie, IN 50 1.13 9.80 $ 20.11 $ 41,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 370 1.87 16.18 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 0.80 6.95 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.92 7.94 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.89 7.69 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 3.16 $ 19.86 $ 41,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 370 1.87 16.18 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.92 7.94 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.89 7.69 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 0.80 6.95 (8) (8)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 4.40 $ 15.82 $ 32,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Foundry Mold and Coremakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.12 $ 43,940
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.08 $ 43,850
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) (8) (8) (8) $ 20.01 $ 41,610
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 3.16 $ 19.86 $ 41,310
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.92 7.94 $ 19.51 $ 40,580


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021