Machine feeders & offbearers

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2019 Workforce
34.6k
Average Age
38.3
Estimated Job Growth
0.159%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$28,750
Average Male Salary
$37,082
Average Female Salary
$20,417

About

Machine feeders & offbearers are most often employed by the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Machine feeders & offbearers was $28,750 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Machine feeders & offbearers by wage are Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Data entry keyers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Machine feeders & offbearers are Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Central) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Machine feeders & offbearers are Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Central) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Machine feeders & offbearers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Machine feeders & offbearers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Machine feeders & offbearers, by average wage, is Dairy product manufacturing. Machine feeders & offbearers are paid most in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Central) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Central) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$28,750
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,358

In 2019, Machine feeders & offbearers earned an average of $28,750, $26,774 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers make somewhat more than Machine feeders & offbearers while Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Machine feeders & offbearers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.318
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Machine feeders & offbearers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.318, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Machine feeders & offbearers (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 Machine feeders & offbearers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Machine feeders & offbearers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Machine feeders & offbearers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Machine feeders & offbearers, by average wage, are Dairy product manufacturing, Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities , and Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products .

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Industries by Share

34.6k
2019 Workforce
± 4,566
3.14%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.2%

The number of people employed as Machine feeders & offbearers has been growing at a rate of 3.14%, from 33,546 people in 2018 to 34,600 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Machine feeders & offbearers employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Machine feeders & offbearers at  13%, followed by Retail bakeries with 11.6% and Restaurants & Food Services with 6.25%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Machine feeders & offbearers in the US. The average age of male Machine feeders & offbearers in the workforce is 37.4 and of female Machine feeders & offbearers is 39.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Machine feeders & offbearers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

17.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,229
17.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,229

50% of Machine feeders & offbearers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Machine feeders & offbearers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Machine feeders & offbearers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

50.5% of Machine feeders & offbearers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.5% of Machine feeders & offbearers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Machine feeders & offbearers.

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Age by Gender

37.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.6
39.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.83

The median age of Machine feeders & offbearers is 38.3, and Male employees are generally 1.71 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Machine feeders & offbearers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Machine feeders & offbearers is Business but a relatively high number of Machine feeders & offbearers hold a major in Physical Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Machine feeders & offbearers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Machine feeders & offbearers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Machine feeders & offbearers need more than the average amount of Operation Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Operation and Control.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Machine Feeders and Offbearers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Machine Feeders and Offbearers are expected to see a growth of 0.159% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Machine Feeders and Offbearers.
0.159%
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 Machine Feeders and Offbearers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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