Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters

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Total Workforce

23.6k

Average Age

43.5

Estimated Job Growth

-13%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$42,833

Average Male Salary

$43,206

Average Female Salary

$39,441

About

Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are most often employed by the Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters was $42,833 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters by wage are Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Firstline supervisors of personal service workers, and Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters 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 Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, by average wage, is Aluminum production & processing. Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are paid most in Muskegon County PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$42,833

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,470

In 2017, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters earned an average of $42,833, $9,232 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers make somewhat more than Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters while Firstline supervisors of personal service workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.25

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.25, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUMAS

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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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 Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, by number of employees, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, Foundries, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, by average wage, are Aluminum production & processing, Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing, and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

23.6k

2017 Workforce

± 3,775

-3.52%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 23.2%

The number of people employed as Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters has been declining at a rate of -3.52%, from 24,509 people in 2016 to 23,647 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters employed by various industries. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing employs the largest share of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters at  20.7%, followed by Foundries with 16.7% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 13%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in the US. The average age of male Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in the workforce is 42.8 and of female Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is 49.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is White.

Gender Composition

21.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,583

2.35k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,189

90.1% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

76.4% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.7% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Age by Gender

42.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.14

49.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.92

The median age of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is 43.5, and Male employees are generally 6.48 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is false but a relatively high number of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are expected to see a growth of -13% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-13%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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