Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders

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2019 Workforce
26.4k
Average Age
42.6
Estimated Job Growth
−5.78%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$45,808
Average Male Salary
$52,902
Average Female Salary
$27,526

About

Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are most often employed by the Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills  industry. The average yearly wage for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders was $45,808 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders by wage are Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, and Eligibility interviewers, government programs.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills is the industry that employs the most Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, by average wage, is Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills . Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are paid most in Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL but are relatively concentrated in Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,808
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,529

In 2019, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders earned an average of $45,808, $9,716 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products make somewhat more than Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders while Welding, soldering, & brazing workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.326
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.326, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Paper goods machine setters, 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 Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, by number of employees, are Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , Paperboard container manufacturing, and Printing & related support activities.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, by average wage, are Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , Paperboard container manufacturing, and Printing & related support activities.

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Industries by Share

26.4k
2019 Workforce
± 3,987
25.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.1%

The number of people employed as Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders has been growing at a rate of 25.5%, from 21,027 people in 2018 to 26,379 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders employed by various industries. Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills employs the largest share of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders at  38.8%, followed by Paperboard container manufacturing with 14.9% and Printing & related support activities with 11.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders in the US. The average age of male Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders in the workforce is 43.9 and of female Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

19k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,384
7.37k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,108

72% of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

50.9% of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 33% of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders.

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Age by Gender

43.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.45
39.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.79

The median age of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 4.6 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders is false but a relatively high number of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders hold a major in false.

Majors

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

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

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are expected to see a growth of −5.78% 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 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
−5.78%
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 Paper Goods Machine Setters, 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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