Cutting workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
67k
Average Age
41.5
Average Salary
$30,603
Average Male Salary
$33,428
Average Female Salary
$21,993

About

Cutting workers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Cutting workers was $30,603 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cutting workers by wage are Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, Orderlies and psychiatric aides, and Interviewers, except eligibility & loan.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Cutting workers are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, and Hickory City PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cutting workers are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, and Neshoba, Scott, Leake, Jasper, Smith & Kemper Counties PUMA, MS.

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 Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing. Cutting workers are paid most in Ross & Fayette Counties PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,603
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,943

In 2020, Cutting workers earned an average of $30,603, $25,351 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Interviewers, except eligibility & loan make somewhat more than Cutting workers while Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians 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

0.354
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Cutting workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.354, 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

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Industries by Share

67k
2020 Workforce
± 6,353
−2.03%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.6%

The number of people employed as Cutting workers has been declining at a rate of −2.03%, from 68,381 people in 2019 to 66,994 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Cutting workers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Cutting workers at  6.01%, followed by Animal slaughtering & processing with 5.73% and Printing & related support activities with 5.45%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cutting workers in the US. The average age of male Cutting workers in the workforce is 40.8 and of female Cutting workers is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cutting workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

50.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,513
16.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,158

75.3% of Cutting workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)

55.2% of Cutting workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.8% 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 Sex

40.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.52
43.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.92

The median age of Cutting workers is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 2.66 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 History.

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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