Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic

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2019 Workforce
25.1k
Average Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
−6.07%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$38,503
Average Male Salary
$40,406
Average Female Salary
$29,697

About

Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are most often employed by the Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic was $38,503 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic by wage are Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Interpreters and translators, and Healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, by average wage, is Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing. Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are paid most in Chenango, Delaware & Broome (East) Counties PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,503
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,405

In 2019, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic earned an average of $38,503, $17,021 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors make somewhat more than Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic while Interpreters and translators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.315
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.315, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Molders, shapers, & casters, except 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 Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing, Construction, and Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, by average wage, are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, Glass & glass product manufacturing, and Not specified manufacturing industries.

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Industries by Share

25.1k
2019 Workforce
± 3,890
−13.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 24.4%

The number of people employed as Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic has been declining at a rate of −13.1%, from 28,887 people in 2018 to 25,106 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic employed by various industries. Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing employs the largest share of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic at  17.8%, followed by Construction with 17.7% and Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 9.65%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic in the US. The average age of male Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic is 46.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

20.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,527
4.46k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,640

82.2% of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

54.3% of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25% of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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Age by Gender

41.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.21
46.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.98

The median age of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 4.56 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic is Business but a relatively high number of Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic need more than the average amount of Repairing, Operation and Control, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic are expected to see a growth of −6.07% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic.
−6.07%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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