Training Requirements for Model Makers, Metal And Plastic

Model makers, metal and plastic need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Model makers, metal and plastic
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 Model Makers, Metal And Plastic

This represents about 6,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less model makers, metal and plastic but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.

Typical Income for Model Makers, Metal And Plastic

Hourly Income

On average,model makers, metal and plastic make $24.21 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Model makers, metal and plastic $12.30 $16.57 $23.34 $31.18 $37.51
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
Model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic $12.43 $16.43 $22.41 $29.15 $35.81
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, model makers, metal and plastic make $50,360 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Model makers, metal and plastic $25,590 $34,460 $48,550 $64,840 $78,010
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
Model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic $25,860 $34,170 $46,600 $60,630 $74,490
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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