Food processing workers, all other

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
140k
Average Age
40.9
Estimated Job Growth
−0.226%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$36,159
Average Male Salary
$39,185
Average Female Salary
$30,736

About

Food processing workers, all other are most often employed by the Animal slaughtering & processing industry. The average yearly wage for Food processing workers, all other was $36,159 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food processing workers, all other by wage are Roofers, Industrial truck & tractor operators, and Pharmacy aides.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Food processing workers, all other are Hall County PUMA, GA, Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK, and DeKalb County (Northeast)Tucker PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Food processing workers, all other are Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK, Potter CountyAmarillo City (North) PUMA, TX, and Hall County PUMA, GA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Food processing workers, all other and on wages and locations for those in the field. Animal slaughtering & processing is the industry that employs the most Food processing workers, all other, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Food processing workers, all other, by average wage, is Beverage manufacturing. Food processing workers, all other are paid most in Putnam, Overton, Jackson, Clay & Pickett Counties PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,159
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,697

In 2020, Food processing workers, all other earned an average of $36,159, $19,795 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Roofers make somewhat more than Food processing workers, all other while Pharmacy aides make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Food processing workers, all other as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.307
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Food processing workers, all other had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.307, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Food processing workers, all other (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 processing workers, all other.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Food processing workers, all other

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Food processing workers, all other.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food processing workers, all other, by average wage, are Beverage manufacturing, Animal food, grain & oilseed milling, and Dairy product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

140k
2020 Workforce
± 9,181
0.316%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.25%

The number of people employed as Food processing workers, all other has been growing at a rate of 0.316%, from 139,529 people in 2019 to 139,970 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Food processing workers, all other employed by various industries. Animal slaughtering & processing employs the largest share of Food processing workers, all other at  29.3%, followed by Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 14.1% and Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries with 10.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Food processing workers, all other in the US. The average age of male Food processing workers, all other in the workforce is 40.3 and of female Food processing workers, all other is 41.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food processing workers, all other is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

89.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,356
50.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,496

64.2% of Food processing workers, all other are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Food processing workers, all other.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food processing workers, all other
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

33.5% of Food processing workers, all other are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.6% of Food processing workers, all other, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Food processing workers, all other.

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Age by Sex

40.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.08
41.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.45

The median age of Food processing workers, all other is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 1.66 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Food processing workers, all other from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Food processing workers, all other is Business but a relatively high number of Food processing workers, all other hold a major in Agriculture.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Food Processing Workers, All Other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Food Processing Workers, All Other are expected to see a growth of −0.226% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−0.226%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Food Processing Workers, All Other. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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