Occupational Employment Statistics


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
Southeast Minnesota 23088$19.20/hr$15.01/hr$16.78/hr$18.61/hr$20.91/hr$25.48/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$19.73/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10$16.35/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 130$15.20/hr-2.7%
St Cloud MN MSA 140$17.69/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 160$16.33/hr9.1%
Southwest Minnesota 160$19.12/hr-3.8%
Southeast Minnesota 230$18.61/hr15.3%
Southeast Balance of State 250$17.81/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 420$14.32/hrN/A
Minnesota 790$17.50/hr6.9%

  • Heat glass to pliable stage, using gas flames or ovens and rotating glass to heat it uniformly.
  • Select chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools, or sandblasting nozzles and determine sequence of use.
  • Inspect, weigh, and measure products to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments such as micrometers, calipers, magnifiers, or rulers.
  • Verify depths and dimensions of cuts or carvings to ensure adherence to specifications, blueprints, or models, using measuring instruments.
  • Cut, shape, and finish rough blocks of building or monumental stone, according to diagrams or patterns.
  • Record manufacturing information, such as quantities, sizes, or types of goods produced.
  • Shape, trim, or touch up roughed-out designs with appropriate tools to finish carvings.
  • Read work orders or examine parts to determine parts or sections of products to be produced.
  • Record manufacturing information, such as quantities, sizes, or types of goods produced.
  • Lay out designs or dimensions from sketches or blueprints on stone surfaces, by freehand or by transferring them from tracing paper, using scribes or chalk and measuring instruments.