Food processing workers, all other

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2019 Workforce
138k
Average Age
41.6
Estimated Job Growth
6.47%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$35,631
Average Male Salary
$39,363
Average Female Salary
$28,948

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 $35,631 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food processing workers, all other by wage are Forest & conservation workers, Logging workers, and Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders.

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 North Central Region PUMA, MS but are relatively concentrated in Deep East Texas COG (East) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,631
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,325

In 2019, Food processing workers, all other earned an average of $35,631, $19,893 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Forest & conservation workers make somewhat more than Food processing workers, all other while Logging workers 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

0.297
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Food processing workers, all other had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.297, 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

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Food processing workers, all other, by number of employees, are Animal slaughtering & processing, Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. , and Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries.

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Industries by Share

138k
2019 Workforce
± 9,127
-6.77%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.84%

The number of people employed as Food processing workers, all other has been declining at a rate of -6.77%, from 148,370 people in 2018 to 138,330 people in 2019.

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  31.4%, followed by Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 13.5% and Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries with 11.2%.

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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 41 and of female Food processing workers, all other is 42.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food processing workers, all other is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

88.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,312
49.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,465

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

33.9% of Food processing workers, all other are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.4% 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 Gender

41
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.05
42.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.52

The median age of Food processing workers, all other is 41.6, and Male employees are generally 1.69 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 Biology.

Majors

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Food processing workers, all other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Food processing workers, all other are expected to see a growth of 6.47% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.47%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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