Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills

Industry Group

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Workforce
96.4k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
45.1
Estimated Job Growth
−4.25%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$70,721
Average Male Salary
$73,762
Average Female Salary
$72,997

About

The top three occupations in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group are Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Industrial truck & tractor operators. On average, full-time employees in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group work 45.4 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $72,045. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,811.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group are Outagamie County PUMA, WI, Wood, Portage, Juneau & Adams Counties PUMA, WI, and Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills .

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors are the most common position, but the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

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−2.67%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 7.3k people employed in the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills industry. This represents a −2.67% decrease in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

96.4k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 189k
−2.99%
1 Year Growth
± 8.16%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 96.4k people employed in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −2.99%, , from 195k people in 2019 to 189k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors represent the largest share of positions held in Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills at 20.6%, followed by Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 5.07% and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers with 4.63%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills employs an unusually high number of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Millwrights, and Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Public relations and fundraising managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$70,721
AVERAGE WAGE
± $3,236

On average, employees in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group make $70,721 per year. This number makes Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills the 63 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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.349
WAGE GINI

Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills has a wage GINI of 0.349, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $73,762 and $72,997. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

37.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±4.76k
152k
MALE WORKFORCE
±9.56k

80.2% of workers in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$73,762
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,694
$72,997
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,495

On average, Male workers in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group make 1.01 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills 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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group earn 1.07 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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills 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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills 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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills is from Manufacturing.

The Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills 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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills is from Manufacturing.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 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 Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills industry has a lower projected workforce growth at −4.25%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (4.07%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills.
−4.25%
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 Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills.
4.07%
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10-year Projection

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