Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters

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Total Workforce

420k

Average Age

42.8

Estimated Job Growth

-3.51%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$37,429

Average Male Salary

$39,166

Average Female Salary

$31,166

About

Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters was $37,429 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters by wage are Bill & account collectors, Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other.

Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters 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 metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, St. Clair County PUMA, MI, and Barren River Area Development District (Outer) PUMA, KY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, St. Clair County PUMA, MI, and Barren River Area Development District (Outer) PUMA, KY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are paid most in Portage Park, Dunning & Jefferson Park PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,429

AVERAGE SALARY

± $783

In 2017, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters earned an average of $37,429, $14,636 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Bill & account collectors make somewhat more than Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters while Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.267

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.267, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters (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 metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Plastics product manufacturing, and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, by average wage, are Rail transportation, Aerospace products & parts manufacturing, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

420k

2017 Workforce

± 15,897

3.99%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.19%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters has been growing at a rate of 3.99%, from 404,319 people in 2016 to 420,446 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters at  18.7%, followed by Plastics product manufacturing with 13.5% and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing  with 6.69%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters in the workforce is 42.4 and of female Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters is 44.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters is White.

Gender Composition

329k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 14,070

91.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,415

78.3% of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

65.9% of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.7% of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters.

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Age by Gender

42.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.584

44.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.02

The median age of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 2 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Quality Control Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are expected to see a growth of -3.51% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-3.51%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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