Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders

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Total Workforce

63k

Average Age

40.6

Estimated Job Growth

-3.05%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$50,525

Average Male Salary

$52,165

Average Female Salary

$37,231

About

Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are most often employed by the Beverage manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders was $50,525 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders by wage are Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Surveying & mapping technicians, and Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators.

Chemical processing machine setters, 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 Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are Orangeburg, Colleton, Barnwell, Hampton, Bamberg & Allendale Counties PUMA, SC, Napa City PUMA, CA, and Decatur City PUMA, AL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are Orangeburg, Colleton, Barnwell, Hampton, Bamberg & Allendale Counties PUMA, SC, Napa City PUMA, CA, and Decatur City PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Beverage manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, by average wage, is Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing . Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are paid most in Inland Region PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Orangeburg, Colleton, Barnwell, Hampton, Bamberg & Allendale Counties PUMA, SC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,525

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,905

In 2017, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders earned an average of $50,525, $1,540 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators make somewhat more than Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders while Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.285

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.285, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Chemical processing machine setters, 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 Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, by number of employees, are Beverage manufacturing, Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, by average wage, are Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing , Petroleum refining, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

63k

2017 Workforce

± 6,162

15.3%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.4%

The number of people employed as Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders has been growing at a rate of 15.3%, from 54,639 people in 2016 to 63,016 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders employed by various industries. Beverage manufacturing employs the largest share of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders at  29.6%, followed by Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals with 25.2% and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 3.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders in the US. The average age of male Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders in the workforce is 40.8 and of female Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is White.

Gender Composition

56.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,814

6.92k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,042

89% of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

79.5% of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.8% of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Age by Gender

40.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.32

39.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.88

The median age of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 1.51 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is Business but a relatively high number of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are expected to see a growth of -3.05% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-3.05%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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