Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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2019 Workforce
80.1k
Average Age
42
Estimated Job Growth
-8.72%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$36,456
Average Male Salary
$37,501
Average Female Salary
$31,378

About

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic was $36,456 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by wage are Musicians and singers, Pest control workers, and Chefs & head cooks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Berrien County PUMA, MI, Alliance City PUMA, OH, and Weakley, Henry, Carroll, Humphreys, Benton & Houston Counties PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Berrien County PUMA, MI, Alliance City PUMA, OH, and Weakley, Henry, Carroll, Humphreys, Benton & Houston Counties PUMA, TN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, is Aircraft & parts manufacturing. Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are paid most in Defiance, Williams, Henry & Paulding Counties PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Berrien County PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,456
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,140

In 2019, Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic earned an average of $36,456, $19,068 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Musicians and singers make somewhat more than Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic while Chefs & head cooks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In 2019, Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.269, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and 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 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing , and Plastics product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

80.1k
2019 Workforce
± 6,946
-4.52%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.7%

The number of people employed as Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic has been declining at a rate of -4.52%, from 83,880 people in 2018 to 80,092 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic at  18.5%, followed by Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing  with 11% and Plastics product manufacturing with 8.66%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the US. The average age of male Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 44, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

66.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,326
13.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,870

82.9% of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

66.1% of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.1% of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Age by Gender

41.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.34
44
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.98

The median age of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 42, and Male employees are generally 2.35 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is Business but a relatively high number of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are expected to see a growth of -8.72% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-8.72%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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