Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders

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2019 Workforce
75.4k
Average Age
40.1
Average Salary
$58,342
Average Male Salary
$61,177
Average Female Salary
$40,304

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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 $58,342 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders by wage are Artists & related workers, Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, and Logisticians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are Napa City PUMA, CA, Inland Region PUMA, CA, and Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are Inland Region PUMA, CA, Napa City PUMA, CA, and Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA.

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 Petroleum refining. Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are paid most in Inland Region PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Inland Region PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$58,342
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,214

In 2019, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders earned an average of $58,342, $2,818 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors make somewhat more than Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders while Artists & related workers 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

0.333
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.333, 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

Most Common

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

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Industries by Share

75.4k
2019 Workforce
± 6,740
19.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.1%

The number of people employed as Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders has been growing at a rate of 19.2%, from 63,261 people in 2018 to 75,400 people in 2019.

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%, followed by Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals with 27.7% and Dairy product manufacturing with 4.22%.

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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 40.4 and of female Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is 38.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

65.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,266
10.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,484

86.4% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.9% of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.6% 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 Gender

40.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.25
38.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.11

The median age of Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders is 40.1, and Male employees are generally 1.81 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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