Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers

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Total Workforce

81.4k

Average Age

39.4

Estimated Job Growth

-6.13%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$41,950

Average Male Salary

$42,589

Average Female Salary

$37,570

About

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers are most often employed by the Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals industry. The average yearly wage for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers was $41,950 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers by wage are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians.

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers 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 Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers are Pope, Johnson, Yell, Conway & Perry Counties PUMA, AR and Rural Nevada PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers are Pope, Johnson, Yell, Conway & Perry Counties PUMA, AR and Rural Nevada PUMA, NV.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals is the industry that employs the most Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, by average wage, is Metal ore mining. Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers are paid most in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV but are relatively concentrated in Pope, Johnson, Yell, Conway & Perry Counties PUMA, AR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,950

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,536

In 2017, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers earned an average of $41,950, $10,114 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians make somewhat more than Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers while Driver/sales workers & truck drivers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.311

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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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 Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, by number of employees, are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals, Animal food, grain & oilseed milling, and Paint, coating, & adhesive manufacturing .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, by average wage, are Metal ore mining, Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , and Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. .

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Industries by Share

81.4k

2017 Workforce

± 7,001

-4.3%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.6%

The number of people employed as Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers has been declining at a rate of -4.3%, from 85,014 people in 2016 to 81,357 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers employed by various industries. Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals employs the largest share of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers at  13.2%, followed by Animal food, grain & oilseed milling with 6.73% and Paint, coating, & adhesive manufacturing  with 6.68%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers in the US. The average age of male Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers in the workforce is 39.3 and of female Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers is White.

Gender Composition

71k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,541

10.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,497

87.3% of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

72.5% of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.1% of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers.

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Age by Gender

39.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.28

40.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.2

The median age of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 0.914 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers is Business but a relatively high number of Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers hold a major in Biology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers 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 Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers are expected to see a growth of -6.13% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-6.13%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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