Cutting workers

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2019 Workforce
69.6k
Average Age
42.5
Average Salary
$29,605
Average Male Salary
$33,377
Average Female Salary
$18,325

About

Cutting workers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Cutting workers was $29,605 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cutting workers by wage are Orderlies and psychiatric aides, Veterinary technologists and technicians, and Counter & rental clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Cutting workers are Hall County PUMA, GA, Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, and San Antonio City (Central) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cutting workers are Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, Hall County PUMA, GA, and San Antonio City (Central) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cutting workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction 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 Paperboard container manufacturing. Cutting workers are paid most in Lawrence, Henry, Vernon, Cedar, Barton, St. Clair & Dade Counties PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,605
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,346

In 2019, Cutting workers earned an average of $29,605, $25,919 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Orderlies and psychiatric aides make somewhat more than Cutting workers while Counter & rental clerks 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

0.342
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Cutting workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.342, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Cutting workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Cutting workers

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 Construction, Glass & glass product manufacturing, and Animal slaughtering & processing.

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Industries by Share

69.6k
2019 Workforce
± 6,474
13.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12%

The number of people employed as Cutting workers has been growing at a rate of 13.7%, from 61,175 people in 2018 to 69,572 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Cutting workers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Cutting workers at  8.95%, followed by Glass & glass product manufacturing with 5.66% and Animal slaughtering & processing with 5.28%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cutting workers in the US. The average age of male Cutting workers in the workforce is 41 and of female Cutting workers is 46.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cutting workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

52.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,605
17.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,241

74.9% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

54.1% of Cutting workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16% of Cutting workers, White (Hispanic) 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

41
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.47
46.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.04

The median age of Cutting workers is 42.5, and Male employees are generally 5.87 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 Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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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 Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, and Operation Monitoring.

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