Food processing workers, all other

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Total Workforce

136k

Average Age

41.4

Estimated Job Growth

6.47%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,545

Average Male Salary

$37,221

Average Female Salary

$26,365

About

Food processing workers, all other are most often employed by the Animal slaughtering & processing industry. The average yearly wage for Food processing workers, all other was $33,545 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food processing workers, all other by wage are Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, and Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders.

Food processing workers, all other 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 Food processing workers, all other are Hall County PUMA, GA, DeKalb County (Northeast)Tucker PUMA, GA, and Taney, Barry, Stone & McDonald Counties PUMA, MO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Food processing workers, all other are Hall County PUMA, GA, Potter CountyAmarillo City (North) PUMA, TX, and Taney, Barry, Stone & McDonald Counties PUMA, MO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Food processing workers, all other and on wages and locations for those in the field. Animal slaughtering & processing is the industry that employs the most Food processing workers, all other, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Food processing workers, all other, by average wage, is Retail bakeries. Food processing workers, all other are paid most in North Central Region PUMA, MS but are relatively concentrated in Hall County PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,545

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,822

In 2017, Food processing workers, all other earned an average of $33,545, $18,520 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous law enforcement workers make somewhat more than Food processing workers, all other while Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Food processing workers, all other as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.294

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Food processing workers, all other had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.294, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Food processing workers, all other (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 Food processing workers, all other.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Food processing workers, all other

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Food processing workers, all other.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Food processing workers, all other, by number of employees, are Animal slaughtering & processing, Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. , and Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food processing workers, all other, by average wage, are Retail bakeries, Dairy product manufacturing, and Beverage manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

136k

2017 Workforce

± 9,048

-1.52%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.52%

The number of people employed as Food processing workers, all other has been declining at a rate of -1.52%, from 138,052 people in 2016 to 135,951 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Food processing workers, all other employed by various industries. Animal slaughtering & processing employs the largest share of Food processing workers, all other at  31.5%, followed by Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 13.4% and Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries with 9.73%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Food processing workers, all other in the US. The average age of male Food processing workers, all other in the workforce is 40.5 and of female Food processing workers, all other is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food processing workers, all other is White.

Gender Composition

89.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,359

46k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,267

66.1% of Food processing workers, all other are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Food processing workers, all other.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food processing workers, all other

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

58.9% of Food processing workers, all other are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.7% of Food processing workers, all other, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Food processing workers, all other.

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Age by Gender

40.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.1

43.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.49

The median age of Food processing workers, all other is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 2.7 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Food processing workers, all other from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Food processing workers, all other is Business but a relatively high number of Food processing workers, all other hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Food processing workers, all other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food processing workers, all other need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Food processing workers, all other need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Food processing workers, all other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Food processing workers, all other are expected to see a growth of 6.47% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.47%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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