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

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Total Workforce
39.4k
Average Age
43.6
Average Salary
$40,514
Average Male Salary
$42,765
Average Female Salary
$29,574

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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 $40,514 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic by wage are Pharmacy aides, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, and Home appliance repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Newaygo, Mason, Oceana & Lake Counties PUMA, MI, Muskegon County PUMA, MI, and Tuscola, Sanilac & Huron Counties PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Newaygo, Mason, Oceana & Lake Counties PUMA, MI, Tuscola, Sanilac & Huron Counties PUMA, MI, and Muskegon County 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 Metalworking machinery manufacturing. Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are paid most in St. Clair County PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Newaygo, Mason, Oceana & Lake Counties PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,514
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,039

In 2018, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic earned an average of $40,514, $13,375 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Pharmacy aides make somewhat more than Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic while Home appliance repairers 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

0.272
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.272, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Industries by Share

39.4k
2018 Workforce
± 4,873
-8.76%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.7%

The number of people employed as Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic has been declining at a rate of -8.76%, from 43,188 people in 2017 to 39,404 people in 2018.

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  25.8%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 17.2% and Foundries with 17.2%.

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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 43.5 and of female Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is 44.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

32.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,438
6.72k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,013

82.9% 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. Other (Hispanic)

71.9% 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 11.6% 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

43.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.75
44.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.76

The median age of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is 43.6, and Male employees are generally 0.685 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 Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

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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