Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
380k
Average Age
45.2
Average Salary
$56,381

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 $56,381 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics by wage are Tax preparers, Fashion designers, and Secondary school teachers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Greer City (East) PUMA, SC, Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, and Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln & Moore Counties PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, Carr 14-Carr 173 PUMA, PR, and Ashtabula County PUMA, OH.

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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 Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are paid most in San Antonio City (Central) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC.

Yearly Wage

$56,381
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,275

In 2020, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics earned an average of $56,381, $427 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Tax preparers make somewhat more than Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics while Fashion designers 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

0.27
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.27, 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by average wage, are Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers, Nondepository credit & related activities, and Management of companies & enterprises.

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Industries by Share

380k
2020 Workforce
± 15,106
−0.0916%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.63%

The number of people employed as Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics has been declining at a rate of −0.0916%, from 379,911 people in 2019 to 379,563 people in 2020.

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  5.69%, followed by Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance with 4.08% and Plastics product manufacturing with 3.71%.

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

Composition by Sex

N/A% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are N/A, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

70.7% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.3% 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 Sex

The median age of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is 45.2, and Male employees are generally N/A years N/A than their Female counterparts.

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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 Mechanical Technologies.

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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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