Packers & packagers, hand

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2019 Workforce
536k
Average Age
38.1
Estimated Job Growth
−4.82%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$24,092
Average Male Salary
$26,195
Average Female Salary
$22,423

About

Packers & packagers, hand are most often employed by the Warehousing & storage industry. The average yearly wage for Packers & packagers, hand was $24,092 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Packers & packagers, hand by wage are Telemarketers, Stockers and order fillers, and Cleaners of vehicles & equipment.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Packers & packagers, hand are Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA, Fontana City (East) PUMA, CA, and South Gate & Lynwood Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Packers & packagers, hand are Fontana City (East) PUMA, CA, Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA, and Memphis City (Southeast) PUMA, TN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Packers & packagers, hand and on wages and locations for those in the field. Warehousing & storage is the industry that employs the most Packers & packagers, hand, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Packers & packagers, hand, by average wage, is Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers. Packers & packagers, hand are paid most in Central Oahu PUMA, HI but are relatively concentrated in Fontana City (East) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,092
AVERAGE SALARY
± $696

In 2019, Packers & packagers, hand earned an average of $24,092, $31,432 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Telemarketers make somewhat more than Packers & packagers, hand while Cleaners of vehicles & equipment make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Packers & packagers, hand as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.364
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Packers & packagers, hand had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.364, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Packers & packagers, hand (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 Packers & packagers, hand.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Packers & packagers, hand

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Packers & packagers, hand.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Packers & packagers, hand, by number of employees, are Warehousing & storage, Couriers & messengers, and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Packers & packagers, hand, by average wage, are Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers, Dairy product manufacturing, and Sawmills & wood preservation.

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Industries by Share

536k
2019 Workforce
± 17,944
−1.03%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.77%

The number of people employed as Packers & packagers, hand has been declining at a rate of −1.03%, from 541,636 people in 2018 to 536,056 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Packers & packagers, hand employed by various industries. Warehousing & storage employs the largest share of Packers & packagers, hand at  14.8%, followed by Couriers & messengers with 6.76% and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses with 5.98%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Packers & packagers, hand in the US. The average age of male Packers & packagers, hand in the workforce is 35.3 and of female Packers & packagers, hand is 40.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Packers & packagers, hand is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

237k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,949
299k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 13,407

55.7% of Packers & packagers, hand are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Packers & packagers, hand.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Packers & packagers, hand
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

29.7% of Packers & packagers, hand are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.1% of Packers & packagers, hand, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Packers & packagers, hand.

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Age by Gender

35.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.716
40.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.61

The median age of Packers & packagers, hand is 38.1, and Male employees are generally 4.97 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Packers & packagers, hand from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Packers & packagers, hand is Business but a relatively high number of Packers & packagers, hand hold a major in Liberal Arts & Humanities.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Packers & packagers, hand from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Packers & packagers, hand need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Coordination, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Packers & packagers, hand need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, and Equipment Selection.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Packers and Packagers, Hand from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Packers and Packagers, Hand are expected to see a growth of −4.82% 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 Packers and Packagers, Hand.
−4.82%
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 Packers and Packagers, Hand. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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