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Metal and Plastic Patternmakers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $39.59
Statewide median: $24.25


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Metal and Plastic Patternmakers *

Area Low Median High
$22.41 $27.54 $33.19
$33.23 $39.59 $43.79

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 20 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Metal and Plastic Patternmakers most often work?


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 45 new Metal and Plastic Patternmakers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Metal and Plastic Patternmakers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 2,400 2,300 -100 -3.2%
Minnesota 48 46 -2 -4.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 36 34 -2 -5.6%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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