Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics

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2019 Workforce
396k
Average Age
44.8
Average Salary
$56,526
Average Male Salary
$57,246
Average Female Salary
$40,309

About

Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics was $56,526 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics by wage are Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln & Moore Counties PUMA, TN, Minot City PUMA, ND, and Ephrata Borough PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln & Moore Counties PUMA, TN, Cuyahoga Falls (Southeast), Stow & Tallmadge Cities PUMA, OH, and Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley, Switzerland & Ohio Counties PUMA, IN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by average wage, is Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products . Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are paid most in Guadalupe County PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln & Moore Counties PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,526
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,270

In 2019, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics earned an average of $56,526, $1,002 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers make somewhat more than Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics while Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.269
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.269, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics (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 Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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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 Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance, and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by average wage, are Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products , Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Coal mining.

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Industries by Share

396k
2019 Workforce
± 15,428
13.9%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5%

The number of people employed as Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics has been growing at a rate of 13.9%, from 347,506 people in 2018 to 395,924 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics at  6.09%, followed by Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance with 4.04% and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 3.36%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in the US. The average age of male Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in the workforce is 45 and of female Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

379k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 15,097
16.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,187

95.7% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

71.3% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.1% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Age by Gender

45
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.535
40.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.59

The median age of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is 44.8, and Male employees are generally 4.43 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is Engineering but a relatively high number of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics need many skills, but most especially Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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