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Model Makers, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of model makers, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of model makers, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The model makers, 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, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,590
25th Percentile Wage
$34,460
50th Percentile Wage
$48,550
75th Percentile Wage
$64,840
90th Percentile Wage
$78,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for model makers, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) model makers, metal and plastic is $78,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,590. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 204% 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, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,5505.29%5.56%
201545,980-0.43%-
201446,1800.22%-
201346,0800.50%-
201245,850--

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

The average salaries of model makers, metal and plastic in 4 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, metal and plastic occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $62,100. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $46,720).

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
$46,720

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Model Makers, Metal and Plastic by States

From the above tables we note that not only model makers, metal and plastic salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of model makers, metal and plastic in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,300 to $82,070. The highest paying state for model makers, metal and plastic is Washington with a median annual salary of $82,070. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $23,300. For more salary information of model makers, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$82,070
Michigan
$68,070
Oregon
$63,530
Colorado
$60,330
Massachusetts
$56,090
Pennsylvania
$55,510
Connecticut
$55,200
Wisconsin
$53,550
New Jersey
$52,270
Texas
$52,140
Ohio
$50,000
New York
$49,820
Virginia
$49,820
Illinois
$49,210
California
$48,220
Missouri
$44,730
Georgia
$43,870
North Carolina
$43,100
Iowa
$42,780
Florida
$41,780
Arkansas
$41,430
Indiana
$40,490
Louisiana
$39,110
Minnesota
$37,560
Alabama
$37,470
Mississippi
$32,790
South Carolina
$27,630
Kansas
$27,360
Tennessee
$23,300


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