Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
65k
Average Age
40
Average Salary
$56,999
Average Male Salary
$58,743
Average Female Salary
$44,274

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 $56,999 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders by wage are Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Architectural and civil drafters, and Paramedics.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are Napa City PUMA, CA, Orangeburg, Colleton, Barnwell, Hampton, Bamberg & Allendale Counties PUMA, SC, and Windsor Town, Healdsburg & Sonoma Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are Napa City PUMA, CA, Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, and Orangeburg, Colleton, Barnwell, Hampton, Bamberg & Allendale Counties PUMA, SC.

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 Other administrative & other support services. Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are paid most in Ashtabula County PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Napa City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,999
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,029

In 2020, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders earned an average of $56,999, $1,045 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Paramedics make somewhat more than Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders while Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics 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

0.325
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.325, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, by average wage, are Other administrative & other support services, Oil & gas extraction, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

65k
2020 Workforce
± 6,259
5.29%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.1%

The number of people employed as Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders has been growing at a rate of 5.29%, from 61,748 people in 2019 to 65,017 people in 2020.

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  34.2%, followed by Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals with 24.6% and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 5.14%.

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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 40.3 and of female Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is 37.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

57.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,870
7.84k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,173

87.9% of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.8% of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.4% of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

40.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.3
37.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.5

The median age of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is 40, and Male employees are generally 2.67 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 Operation and Control.

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