Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders

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Total Workforce

21.1k

Average Age

43.2

Estimated Job Growth

-8.99%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$43,351

Average Male Salary

$47,589

Average Female Salary

$31,971

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 $43,351 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders by wage are Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, and Hazardous materials removal workers.

Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are Wood, Portage, Juneau & Adams Counties PUMA, WI and Eastern Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are Wood, Portage, Juneau & Adams Counties PUMA, WI and Eastern Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI.

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 Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME but are relatively concentrated in Wood, Portage, Juneau & Adams Counties PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,351

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,166

In 2017, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders earned an average of $43,351, $8,714 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products make somewhat more than Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders while Hazardous materials removal 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

0.341

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.341, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 Animal slaughtering & processing.

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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 , Miscellaneous paper & pulp products, and Paperboard container manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

21.1k

2017 Workforce

± 3,565

-20.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 28.4%

The number of people employed as Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders has been declining at a rate of -20.2%, from 26,435 people in 2016 to 21,089 people in 2017.

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  41.7%, followed by Paperboard container manufacturing with 16.3% and Animal slaughtering & processing with 7.67%.

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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 42.9 and of female Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders is 43.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders is White.

Gender Composition

15.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,043

5.72k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,857

72.9% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

70.8% of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18% of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Black 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

42.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.75

43.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.26

The median age of Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders is 43.2, and Male employees are generally 0.996 years younger 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.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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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, Monitoring, and Operation and Control. 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders are expected to see a growth of -8.99% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-8.99%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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