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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.


National estimates for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
41,660 3.1 % $ 17.97 $ 37,370 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.26 $ 14.03 $ 17.04 $ 21.02 $ 25.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,490 $ 29,190 $ 35,440 $ 43,710 $ 53,290


Industry profile for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 23,460 5.85 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Building Finishing Contractors 2,680 0.33 $ 18.93 $ 39,370
Employment Services 2,140 0.07 $ 15.11 $ 31,430
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,930 0.34 $ 16.69 $ 34,720
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,890 0.70 $ 17.41 $ 36,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 23,460 5.85 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,600 1.32 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,890 0.70 $ 17.41 $ 36,200
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,930 0.34 $ 16.69 $ 34,720
Building Finishing Contractors 2,680 0.33 $ 18.93 $ 39,370

Top paying industries for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 80 (7) $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $ 25.60 $ 53,240
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $ 24.81 $ 51,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 200 0.01 $ 21.66 $ 45,050
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 20.75 $ 43,170


Geographic profile for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,940 0.24 0.80 $ 20.15 $ 41,900
Ohio 3,330 0.65 2.16 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Texas 2,990 0.25 0.83 $ 15.75 $ 32,760
Pennsylvania 2,750 0.50 1.67 $ 17.67 $ 36,760
Florida 2,440 0.29 0.97 $ 16.32 $ 33,950




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 380 1.36 4.54 $ 20.89 $ 43,460
Utah 1,230 0.83 2.76 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Ohio 3,330 0.65 2.16 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Missouri 1,600 0.60 1.99 $ 18.16 $ 37,770
South Carolina 1,150 0.57 1.91 $ 17.82 $ 37,070




Top paying states for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 60 0.10 0.35 $ 22.63 $ 47,070
Washington 1,030 0.32 1.07 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Nebraska 290 0.31 1.04 $ 22.11 $ 45,980
Vermont 380 1.36 4.54 $ 20.89 $ 43,460
California 3,940 0.24 0.80 $ 20.15 $ 41,900





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,440 0.25 0.83 $ 18.75 $ 39,010
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 880 0.25 0.82 $ 14.58 $ 30,320
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 820 0.09 0.31 $ 21.67 $ 45,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 810 0.30 1.00 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 690 0.46 1.54 $ 20.10 $ 41,800
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 640 0.36 1.19 $ 19.09 $ 39,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 630 0.32 1.07 $ 23.26 $ 48,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.21 0.70 $ 16.20 $ 33,690
Kansas City, MO-KS 600 0.58 1.94 $ 18.84 $ 39,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 590 0.23 0.76 $ 17.81 $ 37,050




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 170 3.02 10.07 $ 19.20 $ 39,930
Spartanburg, SC 440 2.87 9.57 $ 19.11 $ 39,750
St. George, UT 180 2.63 8.78 $ 20.69 $ 43,040
Racine, WI 150 2.11 7.03 $ 17.53 $ 36,450
Texarkana, TX-AR 100 1.87 6.25 (8) (8)
Waco, TX 200 1.71 5.69 $ 14.56 $ 30,290
Altoona, PA 90 1.65 5.50 $ 16.02 $ 33,330
Madera, CA 70 1.49 4.98 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
Dubuque, IA 80 1.49 4.97 $ 23.71 $ 49,320
Wausau, WI 100 1.48 4.94 $ 18.84 $ 39,180




Top paying metropolitan areas for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Redding, CA 60 0.91 3.02 $ 25.17 $ 52,350
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 24.00 $ 49,930
Dubuque, IA 80 1.49 4.97 $ 23.71 $ 49,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 410 0.18 0.59 $ 23.64 $ 49,170
Lancaster, PA 180 0.79 2.65 $ 23.37 $ 48,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 630 0.32 1.07 $ 23.26 $ 48,380
Savannah, GA 70 0.41 1.38 $ 23.21 $ 48,270
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.08 0.28 $ 23.08 $ 48,000
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) $ 22.28 $ 46,350
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 310 0.22 0.74 $ 22.02 $ 45,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 770 2.47 8.24 $ 18.63 $ 38,740
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 480 3.03 10.11 (8) (8)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 1.98 6.61 $ 15.75 $ 32,750
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.35 4.52 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.51 5.04 $ 16.01 $ 33,300

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 480 3.03 10.11 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 770 2.47 8.24 $ 18.63 $ 38,740
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 150 2.24 7.46 $ 23.78 $ 49,450
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 470 1.98 6.61 $ 15.75 $ 32,750
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.79 5.97 $ 16.42 $ 34,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 150 2.24 7.46 $ 23.78 $ 49,450
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.86 $ 43,390
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.51 $ 20.65 $ 42,960
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.74 2.47 $ 20.14 $ 41,890
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.42 $ 40,380


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