Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics

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Total Workforce

372k

Average Age

45.3

Estimated Job Growth

-6.25%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$53,307

Average Male Salary

$53,526

Average Female Salary

$47,782

About

Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics was $53,307 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics by wage are Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, and Electricians.

Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Anderson City PUMA, SC, Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA, and Des Moines, Lee, Henry & Louisa Counties PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Des Moines, Lee, Henry & Louisa Counties PUMA, IA, Columbiana County PUMA, OH, and Crittenden, Mississippi & Craighead (East) Counties PUMA, AR.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by average wage, is Pipeline transportation. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are paid most in Will County (South) PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Des Moines, Lee, Henry & Louisa Counties PUMA, IA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$53,307

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,290

In 2017, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics earned an average of $53,307, $1,242 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Earth drillers, except oil & gas make somewhat more than Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics while Electricians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.273

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.273, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance, and Plastics product manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by average wage, are Pipeline transportation, Tobacco manufacturing, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

372k

2017 Workforce

± 14,957

-1.7%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.76%

The number of people employed as Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics has been declining at a rate of -1.7%, from 378,508 people in 2016 to 372,062 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics at  5.27%, followed by Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance with 4% and Plastics product manufacturing with 3.59%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in the US. The average age of male Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in the workforce is 45.5 and of female Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is 39.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is White.

Gender Composition

358k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 14,670

14.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,922

96.2% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

81.2% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.54% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Age by Gender

45.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.528

39.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.43

The median age of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is 45.3, and Male employees are generally 5.76 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is Engineering but a relatively high number of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics need many skills, but most especially Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are expected to see a growth of -6.25% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-6.25%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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