Machine feeders & offbearers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
31.3k
Average Age
39.5
Estimated Job Growth
0.159%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$29,901
Average Male Salary
$34,858
Average Female Salary
$24,696

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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 $29,901 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Machine feeders & offbearers by wage are Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Doortodoor sales workers, news & street vendors, & related workers, and Food batchmakers.

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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 Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities . Machine feeders & offbearers are paid most in Center TownshipIndianapolis City (Central) PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, WV.

Yearly Wage

$29,901
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,376

In 2020, Machine feeders & offbearers earned an average of $29,901, $26,053 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders make somewhat more than Machine feeders & offbearers while Food batchmakers 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

0.368
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Machine feeders & offbearers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.368, 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

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Machine feeders & offbearers, by average wage, are Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities , Petroleum refining, and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals.

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Industries by Share

31.3k
2020 Workforce
± 4,340
2.62%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.3%

The number of people employed as Machine feeders & offbearers has been growing at a rate of 2.62%, from 30,456 people in 2019 to 31,255 people in 2020.

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  13.2%, followed by Retail bakeries with 10.9% and Printing & related support activities with 5.54%.

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Demographic information on Machine feeders & offbearers in the US. The average age of male Machine feeders & offbearers in the workforce is 38.6 and of female Machine feeders & offbearers is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Machine feeders & offbearers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

16k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,106
15.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,031

51.2% of Machine feeders & offbearers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

52.9% of Machine feeders & offbearers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17% 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 Sex

38.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.65
40.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.1

The median age of Machine feeders & offbearers is 39.5, and Male employees are generally 1.93 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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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 Visual & Performing Arts.

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predictive-analysisSkills

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 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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