Salary for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Also known as:  Almond Paste Molder, Burial Vault Maker, Cigar Roller, Clay Modeler, Concrete Vault Maker, Glass Bender, Glass Block Bender, Glass Blower, Glass Presser, Glass Tube Bender

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These workers shape, mold, form, carve or cast products including food, tile, pipes, figurines, and candles. Materials used include clay, plaster, sand, glass and concrete. A high school degree or GED or above is needed to apply for this position. After being hired, employers usually require a few months to a year of formal on-site job training before official work can begin.

A Molder, Shaper, or Caster gets a salary of between $25,490 - $53,290 based on education and tenure levels. usually get a salary of thirty-seven thousand three hundred and seventy dollars each year.

make the most money in Hawaii, where they receive a compensation of close to about $47,070. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Public Administration, where they earn salary pay of $56,320.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.47 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$56,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,050
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$40,290
Construction
$39,460
Retail Trade
$37,940

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$31,530
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,020
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$34,360
Wholesale Trade
$36,950
Manufacturing
$37,330
Retail Trade
$37,940