Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders

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2019 Workforce
270k
Average Age
41.3
Estimated Job Growth
1.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$29,277
Average Male Salary
$32,159
Average Female Salary
$26,776

About

Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are most often employed by the Animal slaughtering & processing industry. The average yearly wage for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders was $29,277 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders by wage are Doortodoor sales workers, news & street vendors, & related workers, Counter & rental clerks, and Data entry keyers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are Sioux City PUMA, IA, Sebastian & Crawford Counties PUMA, AR, and Pope, Johnson, Yell, Conway & Perry Counties PUMA, AR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are Sioux City PUMA, IA, Pope, Johnson, Yell, Conway & Perry Counties PUMA, AR, and Sebastian & Crawford Counties PUMA, AR.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Animal slaughtering & processing is the industry that employs the most Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, by average wage, is Glass & glass product manufacturing. Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are paid most in Mower, Steele, Freeborn & Dodge Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Sioux City PUMA, IA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,277
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,287

In 2019, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders earned an average of $29,277, $26,247 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Doortodoor sales workers, news & street vendors, & related workers make somewhat more than Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders while Data entry keyers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.318
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.318, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders (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 Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, by average wage, are Glass & glass product manufacturing, Beverage manufacturing, and Animal food, grain & oilseed milling.

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Industries by Share

270k
2019 Workforce
± 12,758
0.173%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.66%

The number of people employed as Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders has been growing at a rate of 0.173%, from 270,028 people in 2018 to 270,495 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders employed by various industries. Animal slaughtering & processing employs the largest share of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders at  25.6%, followed by Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 7.91% and Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing with 6.94%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders in the US. The average age of male Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders in the workforce is 39.7 and of female Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

126k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,699
145k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,339

53.5% of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

30.3% of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.8% of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Age by Gender

39.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.01
42.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.867

The median age of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 2.92 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders is Business but a relatively high number of Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

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

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders are expected to see a growth of 1.4% 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 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders.
1.4%
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 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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