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What You Need to Know About Molder, Shaper, or Caster

Career Description 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.

  • Corrugator
  • Rubber Molder
  • Hand Packer
  • Letterer
  • Hand Buffing Wheel Former

Job Outlook for Molders, Shapers, and Casters

In the United States, there were 43,000 jobs for Molder, Shaper, or Caster in 2016. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Molder, Shaper, or Caster. The BLS estimates 4,200 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Molder, Shaper, or Caster are Utah, Nevada, and Alabama. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Ohio, or Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Molder, Shaper, or Caster

The salary for Molders, Shapers, and Casters ranges between about $22,910 and $51,010 a year.


Molders, Shapers, and Casters who work in Vermont, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, make the highest salaries.

How much do Molders, Shapers, and Casters make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $32,960
Arizona $32,620
Arkansas $31,330
California $36,050
Colorado $37,090
Connecticut $36,480
Delaware $34,770
Florida $29,470
Georgia $31,480
Hawaii $39,800
Idaho $37,530
Illinois $39,230
Indiana $35,150
Iowa $36,770
Kansas $37,780
Kentucky $34,470
Louisiana $29,950
Maine $34,520
Maryland $36,490
Massachusetts $35,310
Michigan $32,780
Minnesota $37,510
Mississippi $33,130
Missouri $33,680
Montana $36,710
Nebraska $55,090
Nevada $32,840
New Hampshire $35,040
New Jersey $45,180
New Mexico $37,500
New York $37,080
North Carolina $34,850
North Dakota $35,520
Ohio $34,710
Oklahoma $33,880
Oregon $35,980
Pennsylvania $34,240
Rhode Island $42,220
South Carolina $40,650
Tennessee $32,370
Texas $33,520
Utah $36,120
Vermont $46,110
Virginia $35,050
Washington $40,030
West Virginia $40,370
Wisconsin $34,000

Where Molders, Shapers, and Casters Are Employed


The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.



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