Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders

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Total Workforce

270k

Average Age

40.9

Average Salary

$28,349

Average Male Salary

$31,308

Average Female Salary

$25,735

About

Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are most often employed by the Animal slaughtering & processing industry. The average yearly wage for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders was $28,349 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders by wage are Furniture finishers, Machine feeders & offbearers, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are Benton County PUMA, AR, Sioux City PUMA, IA, and Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are Logan, Polk, Franklin, Sevier, Howard & Scott Counties PUMA, AR, Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, and Sioux City PUMA, IA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Animal slaughtering & processing is the industry that employs the most Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, by average wage, is Fabric mills, except knitting mills. Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are paid most in Taney, Barry, Stone & McDonald Counties PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Logan, Polk, Franklin, Sevier, Howard & Scott Counties PUMA, AR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$28,349

AVERAGE SALARY

± $940

In 2018, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders earned an average of $28,349, $25,540 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Furniture finishers make somewhat more than Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders while Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.303

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.303, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders (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 Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, by number of employees, are Animal slaughtering & processing, Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. , and Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

270k

2018 Workforce

± 12,746

-1.15%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.73%

The number of people employed as Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders has been declining at a rate of -1.15%, from 273,169 people in 2017 to 270,028 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders employed by various industries. Animal slaughtering & processing employs the largest share of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders at  26.1%, followed by Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 9.43% and Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing with 6.29%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders in the US. The average age of male Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders in the workforce is 40.1 and of female Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is White.

Gender Composition

127k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,733

143k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,293

53.1% of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

54.7% of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.6% of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Age by Gender

40.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.961

41.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.862

The median age of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 1.64 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is Business but a relatively high number of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders hold a major in Liberal Arts & Humanities.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Coordination, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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