Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders

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Total Workforce

31.7k

Average Age

40.8

Estimated Job Growth

-5.46%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,667

Average Male Salary

$35,933

Average Female Salary

$24,303

About

Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders are most often employed by the Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing  industry. The average yearly wage for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders was $33,667 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders by wage are Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, and Other teachers & instructors.

Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders 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 Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders are Whitfield County PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders are Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, by average wage, is Tire manufacturing. Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders are paid most in Whitfield County PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,667

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,586

In 2017, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders earned an average of $33,667, $18,398 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers make somewhat more than Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders while Miscellaneous law enforcement workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.301

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.301, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting 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 Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, by number of employees, are Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing , Paperboard container manufacturing, and Miscellaneous paper & pulp products.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, by average wage, are Tire manufacturing, Animal food, grain & oilseed milling, and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills .

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Industries by Share

31.7k

2017 Workforce

± 4,372

-3.67%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 20.1%

The number of people employed as Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders has been declining at a rate of -3.67%, from 32,922 people in 2016 to 31,714 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders employed by various industries. Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing employs the largest share of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders at  10.5%, followed by Paperboard container manufacturing with 5.25% and Miscellaneous paper & pulp products with 4.46%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders in the US. The average age of male Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders in the workforce is 40.4 and of female Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders is 42.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders is White.

Gender Composition

25.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,923

6.18k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,930

80.5% of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

79.4% of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.43% of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Age by Gender

40.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.96

42.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.47

The median age of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 2.37 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders is false but a relatively high number of Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders hold a major in false.

Majors

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

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders are expected to see a growth of -5.46% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-5.46%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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