Cutting workers

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Total Workforce

68.7k

Average Age

40.8

Estimated Job Growth

-5.11%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$27,618

Average Male Salary

$29,886

Average Female Salary

$21,144

About

Cutting workers are most often employed by the Glass & glass product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Cutting workers was $27,618 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cutting workers by wage are Food batchmakers, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, and Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians.

Cutting workers 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 Cutting workers are LA City (East Central/Central City & Boyle Heights) PUMA, CA and Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cutting workers are LA City (East Central/Central City & Boyle Heights) PUMA, CA and Rapides & Vernon Parishes PUMA, LA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cutting workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Glass & glass product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Cutting workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Cutting workers, by average wage, is Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers. Cutting workers are paid most in Lawrence, Henry, Vernon, Cedar, Barton, St. Clair & Dade Counties PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in LA City (East Central/Central City & Boyle Heights) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,618

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,761

In 2017, Cutting workers earned an average of $27,618, $24,447 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders make somewhat more than Cutting workers while Food batchmakers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Cutting workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.352

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Cutting workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.352, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Cutting workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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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 Cutting workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Cutting workers, by number of employees, are Glass & glass product manufacturing, Printing & related support activities, and Animal slaughtering & processing.

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Industries by Share

68.7k

2017 Workforce

± 6,436

-8.82%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.2%

The number of people employed as Cutting workers has been declining at a rate of -8.82%, from 75,392 people in 2016 to 68,744 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Cutting workers employed by various industries. Glass & glass product manufacturing employs the largest share of Cutting workers at  6.04%, followed by Printing & related support activities with 5.9% and Animal slaughtering & processing with 5.39%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cutting workers in the US. The average age of male Cutting workers in the workforce is 39.5 and of female Cutting workers is 44.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cutting workers is White.

Gender Composition

50.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,539

17.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,279

74.1% of Cutting workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Cutting workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Cutting workers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

72.3% of Cutting workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.1% of Cutting workers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Cutting workers.

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Age by Gender

39.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.47

44.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.52

The median age of Cutting workers is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 4.92 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Cutting workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Cutting workers is Business but a relatively high number of Cutting workers hold a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Cutting workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cutting workers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Quality Control Analysis, and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cutting workers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Cutting workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Cutting workers are expected to see a growth of -5.11% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-5.11%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Cutting workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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