Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders

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Total Workforce

273k

Average Age

40.8

Estimated Job Growth

1.75%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$27,667

Average Male Salary

$31,043

Average Female Salary

$24,462

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 $27,667 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders by wage are Cutting workers, Food batchmakers, and Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians.

Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders 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 Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are Jasper & Newton Counties PUMA, MO, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (Northeast) PUMA, VA, and Sioux City PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are Lumberton City PUMA, NC, Omaha City (Southeast) PUMA, NE, and Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (Northeast) PUMA, VA.

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 Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers . Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are paid most in Taney, Barry, Stone & McDonald Counties PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Lumberton City PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,667

AVERAGE SALARY

± $847

In 2017, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders earned an average of $27,667, $24,398 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians make somewhat more than Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders while Cutting workers 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

0.319

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.319, 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

273k

2017 Workforce

± 12,820

0.388%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.62%

The number of people employed as Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders has been growing at a rate of 0.388%, from 272,114 people in 2016 to 273,169 people in 2017.

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  22.2%, followed by Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 8.4% and Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing with 8.37%.

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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 39 and of female Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is White.

Gender Composition

133k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,951

140k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,186

51.3% 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

57% of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.9% 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

39

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.951

42.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.865

The median age of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 3.61 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 Visual & Performing Arts.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are expected to see a growth of 1.75% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

1.75%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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