Information About Molders, Shapers, And Casters, Except Metal And Plastic

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Training

Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic
Training for Molders, Shapers, And Casters, Except Metal And Plastic
Percent
Less than High School 24.8
High School 38.5
Some College 19.1
Associates Degree 4.1
Bachelors Degree 9.0
Masters Degree 4.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment

Represents about 48,000 people in the United States- 16.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 25,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic make $14.70 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic $9.26 $11.10 $13.90 $17.40 $21.60
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic make $30,570 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic $19,260 $23,110 $28,940 $36,280 $45,120
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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