Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators

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Total Workforce

1.02M

Average Age

40.3

Average Salary

$32,926

Average Male Salary

$35,123

Average Female Salary

$29,184

About

Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators was $32,926 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators by wage are Word processors & typists, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, and Couriers & messengers.

Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators are Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, Oxnard & Port Hueneme Cities PUMA, CA, and Detroit City (North Central) PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators are Flint City Area PUMA, MI, Detroit City (North Central) PUMA, MI, and Kokomo City PUMA, IN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, by average wage, is Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries. Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators are paid most in Sparks City PUMA, NV but are relatively concentrated in Flint City Area PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,926

AVERAGE SALARY

± $546

In 2017, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators earned an average of $32,926, $19,139 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Word processors & typists make somewhat more than Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators while Couriers & messengers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.324

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.324, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators (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 Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified, and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

1.02M

2017 Workforce

± 24,738

0.0702%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.42%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators has been growing at a rate of 0.0702%, from 1,021,613 people in 2016 to 1,022,330 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators at  27.3%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 7.01% and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing with 5.23%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators in the workforce is 39.5 and of female Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators is White.

Gender Composition

644k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 19,660

378k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 15,081

63% of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

63.5% of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.9% of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators.

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Age by Gender

39.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.43

41.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.528

The median age of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 2.36 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

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

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