Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic

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Total Workforce

143k

Average Age

42.6

Estimated Job Growth

-10%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$35,161

Average Male Salary

$36,807

Average Female Salary

$27,085

About

Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic was $35,161 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic by wage are Construction laborers, Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators, and Gaming services workers.

Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are Indiana & Armstrong Counties PUMA, PA, Richland County PUMA, OH, and Darke, Shelby & Preble Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are Richland County PUMA, OH, Clark, Jasper, Crawford, Lawrence, Richland, Clay & Wayne Counties PUMA, IL, and Indiana & Armstrong Counties PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, by average wage, is Support activities for mining. Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are paid most in Jasper, Starke, Fulton, Newton & Pulaski Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Richland County PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,161

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,748

In 2017, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic earned an average of $35,161, $16,904 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Gaming services workers make somewhat more than Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic while Construction laborers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.277

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.277, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & 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 Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing, and Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, by average wage, are Support activities for mining, Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products , and Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production & processing.

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Industries by Share

143k

2017 Workforce

± 9,278

-5.84%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.6%

The number of people employed as Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic has been declining at a rate of -5.84%, from 151,833 people in 2016 to 142,962 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic at  16.6%, followed by Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing with 9.04% and Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing  with 6.77%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic in the US. The average age of male Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic in the workforce is 42.8 and of female Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic is White.

Gender Composition

119k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,457

24.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,819

83.1% of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

76.5% of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.9% of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

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Age by Gender

42.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.02

42

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.13

The median age of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 0.764 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic is Business but a relatively high number of Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic hold a major in Business.

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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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are expected to see a growth of -10% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-10%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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