Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic

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Total Workforce

28.2k

Average Age

39.9

Estimated Job Growth

-2.56%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$41,307

Average Male Salary

$43,257

Average Female Salary

$28,010

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Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are most often employed by the Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic was $41,307 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic by wage are Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, and Dispatchers.

Molders, shapers, & casters, except 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 Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, by average wage, is Not specified manufacturing industries. Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,307

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,676

In 2017, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic earned an average of $41,307, $10,758 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians make somewhat more than Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic while Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.282

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.282, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Molders, shapers, & casters, except 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 Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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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 Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing, Construction, and Glass & glass product manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, by average wage, are Not specified manufacturing industries, Plastics product manufacturing, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

28.2k

2017 Workforce

± 4,124

20.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18%

The number of people employed as Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic has been growing at a rate of 20.6%, from 23,401 people in 2016 to 28,223 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic employed by various industries. Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing employs the largest share of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic at  18.8%, followed by Construction with 11% and Glass & glass product manufacturing with 8.48%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic in the US. The average age of male Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic in the workforce is 40.1 and of female Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic is 38.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic is White.

Gender Composition

24.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,851

3.61k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,475

87.2% of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

83.2% of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.4% of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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Age by Gender

40.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.18

38.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.39

The median age of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic is 39.9, and Male employees are generally 1.68 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Molders, shapers, & casters, except 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.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Monitoring, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are expected to see a growth of -2.56% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-2.56%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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