Aluminum production & processing

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Workforce

58.1k

2018 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

44.5

Estimated Job Growth

-1%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$62,494

Average Male Salary

$63,424

Average Female Salary

$58,074

About

The top three occupations in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group are Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Other managers. On average, full-time employees in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group work 45.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $63,134. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $34,027.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group are Davenport City PUMA, IA, Warrick, Gibson & Posey Counties PUMA, IN, and Schuylkill County PUMA, PA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Aluminum production & processing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group. Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are the most common position, but the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Aluminum production & processing goes to Computer programmers.

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Occupations by Share

58.1k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 67k

4.83%

1 Year Growth

± 12.9%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 58.1k people employed in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 4.83%, , from 63.9k people in 2017 to 67k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Aluminum production & processing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers represent the largest share of positions held in Aluminum production & processing at 8.92%, followed by Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters with 8.58% and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors with 7.64%.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Aluminum production & processing, by average wage, are Computer programmers, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$62,494

AVERAGE WAGE

± $4,886

On average, employees in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group make $62,494 per year. This number makes Aluminum production & processing the 80 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.334

WAGE GINI

Aluminum production & processing has a wage GINI of 0.334, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Aluminum production & processing (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $63,424 and $58,074. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

11.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±2.65k

55.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

±5.77k

82.6% of workers in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,424

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$5,329

$58,074

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$12,142

On average, Male workers in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group make 1.09 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group earn 1.36 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group. 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 Aluminum production & processing Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group 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 Aluminum production & processing is from Manufacturing.

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Aluminum production & processing is from Manufacturing.

The Aluminum production & processing Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Aluminum production & processing is from Manufacturing.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Aluminum production & processing Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the alumina and aluminum production industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The alumina and aluminum production industry has a lower projected workforce growth at -1%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is alumina and aluminum production.

-1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the alumina and aluminum production industry.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is alumina and aluminum production.

2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the alumina and aluminum production industry.

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