Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic

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Total Workforce

43.2k

Average Age

44.1

Average Salary

$41,595

Average Male Salary

$42,183

Average Female Salary

$37,934

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Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are most often employed by the Plastics product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic was $41,595 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic by wage are Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers, Medical records & health information technicians, and Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians.

Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic 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 Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are East Central Wisconsin PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are East Central Wisconsin PUMA, WI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Plastics product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, by average wage, is Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing. Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are paid most in St. Joseph & Branch Counties PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in East Central Wisconsin PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,595

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,259

In 2017, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic earned an average of $41,595, $10,469 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers make somewhat more than Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic while Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.281

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.281, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic (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 Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, by number of employees, are Plastics product manufacturing, Foundries, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, by average wage, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, Aircraft & parts manufacturing, and Metalworking machinery manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

43.2k

2017 Workforce

± 5,101

-0.18%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 16.7%

The number of people employed as Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic has been declining at a rate of -0.18%, from 43,266 people in 2016 to 43,188 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic employed by various industries. Plastics product manufacturing employs the largest share of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic at  19.7%, followed by Foundries with 15.7% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 13.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic in the US. The average age of male Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic in the workforce is 43.7 and of female Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is 46.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is White.

Gender Composition

37.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,736

5.97k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,897

86.2% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

77.1% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.17% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Age by Gender

43.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.73

46.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.81

The median age of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is 44.1, and Male employees are generally 2.99 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Selection, and Operation and Control.

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