Dairy product manufacturing

Industry Group

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Workforce
156k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.8
Estimated Job Growth
1.99%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$55,200
Average Male Salary
$58,673
Average Female Salary
$58,430

About

The top three occupations in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group are Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers. On average, full-time employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group work 44.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $57,241. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $17,486.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group are Sioux City PUMA, IA, Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI, and Fond du Lac & Calumet Counties PUMA, WI. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Dairy product manufacturing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group. Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are the most common position, but the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Agricultural and food science technicians, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Dairy product manufacturing goes to Training & development specialists.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
4.19%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 17.4k people employed in the Dairy Product Manufacturing industry. This represents a 4.19% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

156k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 155k
0.00647%
1 Year Growth
± 8.83%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 156k people employed in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 0.00647%, , from 155k people in 2019 to 155k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Dairy product manufacturing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders represent the largest share of positions held in Dairy product manufacturing at 9.87%, followed by Food processing workers, all other with 7.66% and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 6.37%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Dairy product manufacturing employs an unusually high number of Agricultural and food science technicians, Food batchmakers, and Food processing workers, all other.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Dairy product manufacturing, by average wage, are Training & development specialists, Chief executives & legislators, and Computer & information systems managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$55,200
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,907

On average, employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group make $55,200 per year. This number makes Dairy product manufacturing the 135 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 Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.345
WAGE GINI

Dairy product manufacturing has a wage GINI of 0.345, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Dairy product manufacturing (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 Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $58,673 and $58,430. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

44.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±5.18k
110k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.14k

71.2% of workers in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$58,673
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,658
$58,430
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,699

On average, Male workers in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group make 1 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group earn 1.05 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 Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Dairy product manufacturing 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 Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this flow diagram, 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 Dairy product manufacturing is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Dairy product manufacturing is from Manufacturing.

The Dairy product manufacturing 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 Dairy product manufacturing is from Manufacturing.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Dairy product manufacturing industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Dairy product manufacturing industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.99%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (21.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

1.99%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Dairy product manufacturing. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

21.4%
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10-year Projection

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