Production Occupations

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2019 Workforce
8.66M
Average Age
42.5
Average Salary
$42,025
Average Male Salary
$46,491
Average Female Salary
$31,227

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Production Occupations are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Production Occupations was $42,025 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Production Occupations by wage are Community & Social Service Occupations, Education, Training, & Library Occupations, and Office & Administrative Support Occupations.

Production Occupations are part of the Production Occupations, along with Production Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Production Occupations are Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, and Muskegon County PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Production Occupations are Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, St. Joseph & Branch Counties PUMA, MI, and Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Production Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Production Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Production Occupations, by average wage, is Pipeline transportation. Production Occupations are paid most in Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$42,025
AVERAGE SALARY
± $275

In 2019, Production Occupations earned an average of $42,025, $13,499 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Community & Social Service Occupations make somewhat more than Production Occupations while Office & Administrative Support Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Production Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.36
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Production Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.36, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Production Occupations (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 Production Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Production Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Production Occupations, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified, and Animal slaughtering & processing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Production Occupations, by average wage, are Pipeline transportation, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Electric & gas, and other combinations.

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Industries by Share

8.66M
2019 Workforce
± 70,175
0.22%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.14%

The number of people employed as Production Occupations has been growing at a rate of 0.22%, from 8,645,756 people in 2018 to 8,664,805 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Production Occupations employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Production Occupations at  7.87%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 3.03% and Animal slaughtering & processing with 2.99%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Production Occupations in the US. The average age of male Production Occupations in the workforce is 42.1 and of female Production Occupations is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Production Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

6.13M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 59,545
2.53M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 38,761

70.7% of Production Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Production Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Production Occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

55.4% of Production Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.1% of Production Occupations, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Production Occupations.

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Age by Gender

42.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.138
43.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.217

The median age of Production Occupations is 42.5, and Male employees are generally 1.3 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Production Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Production Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Production Occupations hold a major in Mechanical Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

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

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