Food batchmakers

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2019 Workforce
98.1k
Average Age
39.4
Estimated Job Growth
1.76%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$28,456
Average Male Salary
$33,778
Average Female Salary
$24,505

About

Food batchmakers are most often employed by the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Food batchmakers was $28,456 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food batchmakers by wage are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Machine feeders & offbearers, and Telephone operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Food batchmakers are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Food batchmakers are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Food batchmakers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Food batchmakers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Food batchmakers, by average wage, is Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing. Food batchmakers are paid most in Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI but are relatively concentrated in Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$28,456
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,108

In 2019, Food batchmakers earned an average of $28,456, $27,068 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand make somewhat more than Food batchmakers while Telephone operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Food batchmakers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.36
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Food batchmakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.36, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Food batchmakers (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 Food batchmakers.

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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 Food batchmakers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

98.1k
2019 Workforce
± 7,689
23.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.49%

The number of people employed as Food batchmakers has been growing at a rate of 23.3%, from 79,601 people in 2018 to 98,147 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Food batchmakers employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Food batchmakers at  18.4%, followed by Restaurants & Food Services with 16.9% and Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries with 12.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Food batchmakers in the US. The average age of male Food batchmakers in the workforce is 38.7 and of female Food batchmakers is 40, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food batchmakers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

41.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,020
56.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,826

57.4% of Food batchmakers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Food batchmakers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food batchmakers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

44.5% of Food batchmakers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.4% of Food batchmakers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Food batchmakers.

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Age by Gender

38.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.71
40
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.51

The median age of Food batchmakers is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 1.36 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Food batchmakers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Food batchmakers is Business but a relatively high number of Food batchmakers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Food batchmakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food batchmakers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Food batchmakers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Operations Analysis.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Food batchmakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Food batchmakers are expected to see a growth of 1.76% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

1.76%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Food batchmakers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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