Maintenance workers, machinery

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Total Workforce
28.2k
Average Age
44.1
Average Salary
$53,967
Average Male Salary
$54,555
Average Female Salary
$45,031

About

Maintenance workers, machinery are most often employed by the Plastics product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Maintenance workers, machinery was $53,967 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Maintenance workers, machinery by wage are Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers, and Mental health and substance abuse social workers.

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. Plastics product manufacturing 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 Coal mining. Maintenance workers, machinery are paid most in Jackson, Hocking, Pike & Vinton Counties PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$53,967
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,998

In 2018, Maintenance workers, machinery earned an average of $53,967, $79 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers make somewhat more than Maintenance workers, machinery while Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics 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

0.225
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Maintenance workers, machinery had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.225, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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 Plastics product manufacturing, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified.

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Industries by Share

28.2k
2018 Workforce
± 4,124
8.16%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.5%

The number of people employed as Maintenance workers, machinery has been growing at a rate of 8.16%, from 26,088 people in 2017 to 28,218 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Maintenance workers, machinery employed by various industries. Plastics product manufacturing employs the largest share of Maintenance workers, machinery at  5.63%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 3.87% and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 3.34%.

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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 44.4 and of female Maintenance workers, machinery is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Maintenance workers, machinery is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

26.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,995
1.74k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,024

93.8% 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

81% of Maintenance workers, machinery are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.38% of Maintenance workers, machinery, Black (Non-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

44.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.02
39.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7.29

The median age of Maintenance workers, machinery is 44.1, and Male employees are generally 4.82 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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