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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic



Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 9017$21.99/hr$15.54/hr$17.59/hr$23.82/hr$24.35/hr$29.19/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing460$23.09/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$19.38/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$24.31/hr42.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$19.35/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$23.82/hr46.3%
Southeast Balance of State 110$19.39/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$20.90/hr37.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 160$23.82/hr30.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 250$23.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 470$23.09/hr35.6%




  • Blow tubing into specified shapes to prevent glass from collapsing, using compressed air or own breath, or blow and rotate gathers in molds or on boards to obtain final shapes.
  • Spray or swab molds with oil solutions to prevent adhesion of glass.
  • Adjust wheel speeds according to the feel of the clay as pieces enlarge and walls become thinner.
  • Place glass into dies or molds of presses and control presses to form products, such as glassware components or optical blanks.
  • Heat glass to pliable stage, using gas flames or ovens and rotating glass to heat it uniformly.
  • Position balls of clay in centers of potters' wheels, and start motors or pump treadles with feet to revolve wheels.
  • Design and create glass objects, using blowpipes and artisans' hand tools and equipment.
  • Select chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools, or sandblasting nozzles and determine sequence of use.
  • Shape, bend, or join sections of glass, using paddles, pressing and flattening hand tools, or cork.
  • Inspect, weigh, and measure products to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments such as micrometers, calipers, magnifiers, or rulers.