Production Occupations

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Total Workforce

8.69M

Average Age

42.4

Estimated Job Growth

-4.35%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$39,979

Average Male Salary

$44,130

Average Female Salary

$29,579

About

Production Occupations are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Production Occupations was $39,979 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Production Occupations by wage are Transportation Occupations, Community & Social Service Occupations, and Office & Administrative Support Occupations.

Production Occupations are part of the Production Occupations, along with Production Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Production Occupations are Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, and Muskegon County PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Production Occupations are Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, Whitfield County PUMA, GA, and Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Production Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Production Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Production Occupations, by average wage, is Not specified utilities. Production Occupations are paid most in Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,979

AVERAGE SALARY

± $267

In 2017, Production Occupations earned an average of $39,979, $12,086 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Transportation Occupations make somewhat more than Production Occupations while Office & Administrative Support Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Production Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.358

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Production Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.358, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Production Occupations (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 Production Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Production Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Production Occupations, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Animal slaughtering & processing, and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Production Occupations, by average wage, are Not specified utilities, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

8.69M

2017 Workforce

± 70,216

0.832%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.14%

The number of people employed as Production Occupations has been growing at a rate of 0.832%, from 8,619,025 people in 2016 to 8,690,758 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Production Occupations employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Production Occupations at  8.06%, followed by Animal slaughtering & processing with 2.99% and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 2.95%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Production Occupations in the US. The average age of male Production Occupations in the workforce is 42 and of female Production Occupations is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Production Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

6.21M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 59,889

2.48M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 38,332

71.5% of Production Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Production Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Production Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

70.2% of Production Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.4% of Production Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Production Occupations.

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Age by Gender

42

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.135

43.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.214

The median age of Production Occupations is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 1.21 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Production Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Production Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Production Occupations hold a major in Mechanical Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Production Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Production Occupations are expected to see a growth of -4.35% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-4.35%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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