Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic


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


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Miscellaneous Plastics Products, Nec
  2. Personnel Supply Services
  3. Toys And Sporting Goods
  4. Nonferrous Foundries (castings)
  5. Metal Services, Nec

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 3,780 10.81 7.81 12.31 22,480 16,240 25,590
Springfield MSA 360 11.98 8.85 13.55 24,920 18,400 28,180
St Louis MSA 1,230 10.27 7.76 11.53 21,370 16,140 23,990
Kansas City* 490 11.60 8.71 13.04 24,122 18,114 27,126
Central Region* 320 11.21 8.04 12.79 23,313 16,732 26,603
Northwest Region* 40 10.26 8.71 11.03 21,341 18,119 22,953
Ozark Region* 360 11.98 8.85 13.55 24,922 18,400 28,182
Southeast Region* 800 10.38 7.46 11.83 21,586 15,525 24,617
Southwest Region* 50 10.44 9.17 11.07 21,710 19,076 23,027
St. Louis County* 670 10.01 7.51 11.27 20,831 15,628 23,432
West Central Region* 280 11.06 7.92 12.64 23,010 16,464 26,283

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,990 4,490 500 12.53 131 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 880 850 -30 -3.41 18 Fair
St Louis MSA 1,530 1,660 130 8.50 44 Good
Central Region* 430 420 -10 -2.33 9 Fair
Northeast Region* 220 210 -10 -4.55 4 Fair
Ozark Region* 200 180 -20 -10.00 4 Fair
Southwest Region* 190 200 10 5.26 5 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)