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Employees (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 15.3M
Average Employee Age
Estimated Job Growth
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
Average Male Salary
Average Female Salary


A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Manufacturing Industry Sector. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors are the most common position, but the Manufacturing Industry Sector employs a relatively high number of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, compared to other industries. The highest average salary in Manufacturing goes to Veterinarians.


Occupations by Share

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Highest Paid

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Average Salary

Wage by Location

Wage Distribution


Spatial Concentration


Demographic information on the Manufacturing Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $62,203 and $46,386. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs


Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Manufacturing Industry Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Manufacturing Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Manufacturing Industry Sector is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Manufacturing is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

Use of Output by Other Industries


Growth projections of the Manufacturing Industry Sector, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 0.6% in the next ten years. The Manufacturing Industry Sector has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.7%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.9%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (2.2%). Sewing machine operators is the occupation within Manufacturing expected to see the most growth in the next ten years.

Job Growth

Output Growth

Top Changing Occupations

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