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Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,860
25th Percentile Wage
$34,170
50th Percentile Wage
$46,600
75th Percentile Wage
$60,630
90th Percentile Wage
$74,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic is $74,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,860. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 188% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,6005.69%4.85%
201543,950-0.55%-
201444,190-0.29%-
201344,320-0.05%-
201244,340--

Table 2. Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $62,100. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $36,650).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,940
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,640
Manufacturing
$45,830
Construction
$36,650



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