Plastics product manufacturing

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Workforce

566k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.5

Estimated Job Growth

-0.8%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$48,643

Average Male Salary

$53,260

Average Female Salary

$38,398

About

The top three occupations in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group are Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. On average, full-time employees in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group work 43.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $49,845. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,636.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group are Barren River Area Development District (Outer) PUMA, KY, Sheboygan County PUMA, WI, and Lincoln Trail Area Development District (East) PUMA, KY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Plastics product manufacturing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group. Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are the most common position, but the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Plastics product manufacturing goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Occupations by Share

566k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 461k

1.74%

1 Year Growth

± 5.04%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 566k people employed in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.74%, , from 453k people in 2016 to 461k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Plastics product manufacturing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters represent the largest share of positions held in Plastics product manufacturing at 12.3%, followed by Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers with 6.97% and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors with 6.56%.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Plastics product manufacturing, by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and General & operations managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$48,643

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,705

On average, employees in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group make $48,643 per year. This number makes Plastics product manufacturing the 153 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 Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.386

WAGE GINI

Plastics product manufacturing has a wage GINI of 0.386, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Plastics 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 Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $53,260 and $38,398. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

143k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±9.29k

318k

MALE WORKFORCE

±13.8k

68.9% of workers in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,260

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,225

$38,398

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$2,262

On average, Male workers in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group make 1.39 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Plastics 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. American Indian

On average, White employees in the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group earn 1.06 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 Plastics 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 Plastics 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 Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Plastics product 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 Plastics product manufacturing is from Manufacturing.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Plastics 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 Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Plastics 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 Plastics product 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 Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.8%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

-0.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

1.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Plastics product manufacturing Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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