Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic

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2019 Workforce
44.9k
Average Age
42.8
Average Salary
$43,971
Average Male Salary
$44,319
Average Female Salary
$41,763

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Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are most often employed by the Plastics product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic was $43,971 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic by wage are Painting workers, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, and Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Muskegon County PUMA, MI, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL, and Northwest Lower Peninsula (East) PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Muskegon County PUMA, MI, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL, and Northwest Lower Peninsula (East) PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Plastics product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, by average wage, is Aluminum production & processing. Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are paid most in Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Muskegon County PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,971
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,094

In 2019, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic earned an average of $43,971, $11,553 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Painting workers make somewhat more than Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic while Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.29
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.29, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, 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 Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, by number of employees, are Plastics product manufacturing, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Foundries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, by average wage, are Aluminum production & processing, Construction, and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing .

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Industries by Share

44.9k
2019 Workforce
± 5,203
14%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.9%

The number of people employed as Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic has been growing at a rate of 14%, from 39,404 people in 2018 to 44,921 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic employed by various industries. Plastics product manufacturing employs the largest share of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic at  20.9%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 13.8% and Foundries with 10.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic in the US. The average age of male Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic in the workforce is 42.4 and of female Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is 45.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

38.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,836
6.11k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,920

86.4% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

66.2% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.9% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Age by Gender

42.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.73
45.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.44

The median age of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 3.43 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is Business but a relatively high number of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

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

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