Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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2019 Workforce
46.8k
Average Age
42.6
Estimated Job Growth
−8.17%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$38,313
Average Male Salary
$39,824
Average Female Salary
$29,216

About

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are most often employed by the Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic was $38,313 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by wage are Prepress technicians & workers, Healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners, all other, and Interpreters and translators.

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Other assemblers and fabricators, and 55 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI, Kosciusko & Marshall Counties PUMA, IN, and Crawford & Warren Counties PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI, Kosciusko & Marshall Counties PUMA, IN, and Crawford & Warren Counties PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities is the industry that employs the most Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, is Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing. Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are paid most in Kosciusko & Marshall Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,313
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,430

In 2019, Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic earned an average of $38,313, $17,211 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners, all other make somewhat more than Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic while Prepress technicians & workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.279
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.279, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic (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 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by number of employees, are Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities , Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Foundries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, Aluminum production & processing, and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

46.8k
2019 Workforce
± 5,310
9.87%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15%

The number of people employed as Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic has been growing at a rate of 9.87%, from 42,597 people in 2018 to 46,801 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employed by various industries. Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities employs the largest share of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic at  9.34%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 9.06% and Foundries with 7.72%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the US. The average age of male Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the workforce is 42.5 and of female Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 43.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

40.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,918
6.67k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,004

85.8% of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

66.4% of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.9% of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Age by Gender

42.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.79
43.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.81

The median age of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 1.11 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is false but a relatively high number of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are expected to see a growth of −8.17% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−8.17%
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 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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