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Highest Paying Industries for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

The top 20 highest paying industries for patternmakers, metal and plastic (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $52,980, motor vehicle parts manufacturing is the highest paying industry for patternmakers, metal and plastic. It is followed by transportation equipment manufacturing industry (average annual salary $52,390). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of patternmakers, metal and plastic in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 20 Highest Paying Industries for Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$52,980
50
2 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$52,390
200
3 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$51,300
n/a
4 Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$50,650
40
5 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$47,220
140
6 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$44,720
870
7 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$43,400
1,080
8 Manufacturing
$42,200
3,510
9 Machinery Manufacturing
$41,640
590
10 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$41,570
1,460
11 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$41,390
60
12 Foundries
$41,080
1,330
13 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$40,590
290
14 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$37,440
n/a
15 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$37,440
n/a
16 Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$35,750
120
17 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$34,060
70
18 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$32,350
50
19 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$31,630
70
20 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$26,450
40
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