Footwear manufacturing

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Workforce

32.2k

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

39.9

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$54,380

Average Male Salary

$57,176

Average Female Salary

$51,626

About

The top three occupations in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group are Shoe & leather workers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, and Designers. On average, full-time employees in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group work 42.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $57,562. Part-time employees in the same industry work 17.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $18,900.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group are Portland City (Northwest & Southwest) PUMA, OR, Spartanburg City PUMA, SC, and Tigard, Tualatin & Sherwood Cities PUMA, OR. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Footwear manufacturing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group. Shoe & leather workers are the most common position, but the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Shoe & leather workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Footwear manufacturing goes to Production, planning, & expediting clerks.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

32.2k

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 4.41k

10.2%

1 Year Growth

± 18%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 10.2%, , from 29.2k people in 2016 to 32.2k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Footwear manufacturing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Shoe & leather workers represent the largest share of positions held in Footwear manufacturing at 16.3%, followed by Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing with 5.99% and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers with 5.09%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Footwear manufacturing employs an unusually high number of Shoe & leather workers, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, and Production, planning, & expediting clerks.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Footwear manufacturing, by average wage, are Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Miscellaneous managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$54,380

AVERAGE WAGE

± $8,006

On average, employees in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group make $54,380 per year. This number makes Footwear manufacturing the 115 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 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 Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.406

WAGE GINI

Footwear manufacturing has a wage GINI of 0.406, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Footwear 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 Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $57,176 and $51,626. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

16.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±3.13k

16k

MALE WORKFORCE

±3.1k

50.4% of workers in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$57,176

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$10,885

$51,626

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$11,705

On average, Male workers in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group make 1.11 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Footwear 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 Footwear manufacturing Industry Group earn 1.16 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 Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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Input/Output

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

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Footwear manufacturing Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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