Training Requirements for Foundry Mold And Coremakers

Foundry mold and coremakers need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Foundry mold and coremakers
Percent
Less than High School 16.6
High School 47.0
Some College 21.5
Associates Degree 7.8
Bachelors Degree 7.0
Masters Degree 0.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Foundry Mold And Coremakers

This represents about 12,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 3,000 less foundry mold and coremakers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.

Typical Income for Foundry Mold And Coremakers

Hourly Income

On average,foundry mold and coremakers make $17.32 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Foundry mold and coremakers $11.50 $13.62 $16.73 $20.35 $24.02
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Metal workers and plastic workers $11.43 $14.16 $18.06 $23.17 $28.78
Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $10.12 $11.87 $14.82 $18.71 $23.43
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, foundry mold and coremakers make $36,030 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Foundry mold and coremakers $23,910 $28,340 $34,790 $42,330 $49,970
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Metal workers and plastic workers $23,770 $29,460 $37,560 $48,190 $59,860
Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $21,040 $24,690 $30,820 $38,920 $48,720
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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