Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4072)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 129,50097,200 -25.00 1,9201,920

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.159.6211.26 14.1117.9722.66

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
143 21.454.5 45.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 16
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training