Maintenance workers, machinery

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2019 Workforce
31.1k
Average Age
45.6
Estimated Job Growth
5.57%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$53,083
Average Male Salary
$54,123
Average Female Salary
$25,704

About

Maintenance workers, machinery are most often employed by the Animal slaughtering & processing industry. The average yearly wage for Maintenance workers, machinery was $53,083 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Maintenance workers, machinery by wage are Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Maintenance workers, machinery are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Maintenance workers, machinery are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Maintenance workers, machinery and on wages and locations for those in the field. Animal slaughtering & processing is the industry that employs the most Maintenance workers, machinery, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Maintenance workers, machinery, by average wage, is Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing . Maintenance workers, machinery are paid most in Jackson, Hocking, Pike & Vinton Counties PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$53,083
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,881

In 2019, Maintenance workers, machinery earned an average of $53,083, $2,441 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators make somewhat more than Maintenance workers, machinery while Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Maintenance workers, machinery as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.276
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Maintenance workers, machinery had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.276, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Maintenance workers, machinery (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 Maintenance workers, machinery.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Maintenance workers, machinery

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Maintenance workers, machinery.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Maintenance workers, machinery, by number of employees, are Animal slaughtering & processing, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Plastics product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

31.1k
2019 Workforce
± 4,331
10.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.3%

The number of people employed as Maintenance workers, machinery has been growing at a rate of 10.3%, from 28,218 people in 2018 to 31,123 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Maintenance workers, machinery employed by various industries. Animal slaughtering & processing employs the largest share of Maintenance workers, machinery at  5.2%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 4.69% and Plastics product manufacturing with 4.66%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Maintenance workers, machinery in the US. The average age of male Maintenance workers, machinery in the workforce is 46.2 and of female Maintenance workers, machinery is 27.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Maintenance workers, machinery is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

30k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,251
1.14k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 829

96.3% of Maintenance workers, machinery are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Maintenance workers, machinery.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Maintenance workers, machinery
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

79% of Maintenance workers, machinery are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.49% of Maintenance workers, machinery, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Maintenance workers, machinery.

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Age by Gender

46.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.76
27.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.6

The median age of Maintenance workers, machinery is 45.6, and Male employees are generally 18.4 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Maintenance workers, machinery from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Maintenance workers, machinery is Engineering but a relatively high number of Maintenance workers, machinery hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Maintenance workers, machinery from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Maintenance workers, machinery are expected to see a growth of 5.57% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.57%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Maintenance workers, machinery. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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