Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters

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2019 Workforce
423k
Average Age
43.1
Average Salary
$40,025
Average Male Salary
$41,613
Average Female Salary
$34,912

About

Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters was $40,025 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters by wage are Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Automotive glass installers & repairers, and Gaming services workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are Ottawa County (West) PUMA, MI, Waterbury Town PUMA, CT, and Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are Waterbury Town PUMA, CT, Detroit City (Northeast) PUMA, MI, and Howell, Texas, Wright, Douglas, Oregon, Ozark & Shannon Counties PUMA, MO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are paid most in Portage Park, Dunning & Jefferson Park PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Waterbury Town PUMA, CT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,025
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,052

In 2019, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters earned an average of $40,025, $15,499 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians make somewhat more than Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters while Gaming services workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.282
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.282, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters (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 Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Plastics product manufacturing, and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Rail transportation, and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills .

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Industries by Share

423k
2019 Workforce
± 15,942
−1.51%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.39%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters has been declining at a rate of −1.51%, from 429,321 people in 2018 to 422,817 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters at  16.6%, followed by Plastics product manufacturing with 14.2% and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing  with 9.35%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters in the workforce is 42.9 and of female Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters is 43.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

323k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 13,930
100k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,770

76.3% of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

50.5% of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.6% of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters.

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Age by Gender

42.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.589
43.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.06

The median age of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 1.02 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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