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Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, 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. Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,930
25th Percentile Wage
$24,420
50th Percentile Wage
$30,480
75th Percentile Wage
$38,640
90th Percentile Wage
$48,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $48,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,930. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% 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 molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,4803.74%6.07%
201529,3401.81%-
201428,8101.25%-
201328,450-0.63%-
201228,630--

Table 2. Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 6 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 molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $52,800. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,400).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,800
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,730
Manufacturing
$30,770
Wholesale Trade
$29,720
Construction
$28,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,400

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic by States

From the above tables we note that not only molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, 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 molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,010 to $44,250. The highest paying state for molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $44,250. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,010. For more salary information of molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
West Virginia
$44,250
Hawaii
$44,140
Maryland
$38,580
Washington
$35,620
Illinois
$35,210
Minnesota
$34,780
Delaware
$34,280
Kentucky
$34,030
Massachusetts
$33,820
Nebraska
$33,280
New York
$33,280
Pennsylvania
$33,240
Virginia
$32,720
Tennessee
$32,420
South Carolina
$32,240
Iowa
$32,050
Georgia
$31,660
New Jersey
$31,470
Wisconsin
$30,860
Oregon
$30,780
Utah
$30,750
Indiana
$30,710
Ohio
$30,710
South Dakota
$30,390
Vermont
$30,300
Idaho
$29,860
Louisiana
$29,820
New Hampshire
$29,660
Alabama
$29,650
Montana
$29,620
Arkansas
$29,260
Nevada
$29,250
Florida
$29,160
California
$29,150
North Carolina
$29,080
Michigan
$29,060
Rhode Island
$28,910
Texas
$28,620
Kansas
$27,710
Wyoming
$27,240
Connecticut
$27,090
Missouri
$26,600
Colorado
$26,280
New Mexico
$26,170
Arizona
$25,970
Oklahoma
$25,610
Mississippi
$24,170
Puerto Rico
$22,010


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