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What Do Molder, Shaper, or Caster Do?

Job Description & Duties 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.

Types of Molder, Shaper, or Caster Jobs

  • Hand Shaper
  • Jollier
  • Blower
  • Letterer
  • Glass Presser

Job Opportunities for Molders, Shapers, and Casters

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 43,000 jobs in the United States for Molder, Shaper, or Caster. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Molder, Shaper, or Caster. There will be an estimated 4,200 positions for Molder, Shaper, or Caster per year.


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.

Molder, Shaper, or Caster Salary

Molders, Shapers, and Casters make between $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

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