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

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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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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.


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

Public Administration
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Retail Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
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