Miscellaneous plant & system operators

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Total Workforce
44.4k
Average Age
43.4
Average Salary
$73,279
Average Male Salary
$73,882
Average Female Salary
$62,074

About

Miscellaneous plant & system operators are most often employed by the Petroleum refining industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous plant & system operators was $73,279 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous plant & system operators by wage are Clinical and counseling psychologists, Railroad conductors & yardmasters, and Environmental scientists and specialists, including health.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous plant & system operators are Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY, Rio Grande COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (West) PUMA, TX, and Southeast Utah & Uintah Basin Region PUMA, UT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous plant & system operators are Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY, Rio Grande COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (West) PUMA, TX, and Coastal Bend COG (Northeast) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous plant & system operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Petroleum refining is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous plant & system operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous plant & system operators, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Miscellaneous plant & system operators are paid most in N/A but are relatively concentrated in Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$73,279
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,955

In 2018, Miscellaneous plant & system operators earned an average of $73,279, $19,391 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Railroad conductors & yardmasters make somewhat more than Miscellaneous plant & system operators while Clinical and counseling psychologists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous plant & system operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In N/A, Miscellaneous plant & system operators had a wage GINI coefficient of N/A, which is approximately the same as than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous plant & system operators (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 plant & system operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous plant & system operators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous plant & system operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous plant & system operators, by number of employees, are Petroleum refining, Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals, and Natural gas distribution.

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Industries by Share

44.4k
2018 Workforce
± 5,170
-11.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.1%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous plant & system operators has been declining at a rate of -11.8%, from 50,312 people in 2017 to 44,354 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous plant & system operators employed by various industries. Petroleum refining employs the largest share of Miscellaneous plant & system operators at  18%, followed by Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals with 16.2% and Natural gas distribution with 10.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous plant & system operators in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous plant & system operators in the workforce is 43.5 and of female Miscellaneous plant & system operators is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous plant & system operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

42.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,036
2.26k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,168

94.9% of Miscellaneous plant & system operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous plant & system operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous plant & system operators
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73.8% of Miscellaneous plant & system operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.1% of Miscellaneous plant & system operators, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous plant & system operators.

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Age by Gender

43.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.53
43
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.6

The median age of Miscellaneous plant & system operators is 43.4, and Male employees are generally 0.484 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous plant & system operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous plant & system operators is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous plant & system operators hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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MOST COMMON MAJORS
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Skills

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

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