Shoe & leather workers

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2019 Workforce
10.4k
Average Age
44.4
Average Salary
$33,456
Average Male Salary
$34,742
Average Female Salary
$31,105

About

Shoe & leather workers are most often employed by the Footwear manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Shoe & leather workers was $33,456 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Shoe & leather workers by wage are Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Dental assistants, and Medical secretaries and administrative assistants.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Shoe & leather workers are Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Shoe & leather workers are Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Shoe & leather workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Footwear manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Shoe & leather workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Shoe & leather workers, by average wage, is Leather tanning & finishing, & other allied products manufacturing . Shoe & leather workers are paid most in Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME but are relatively concentrated in Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,456
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,514

In 2019, Shoe & leather workers earned an average of $33,456, $22,068 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Medical secretaries and administrative assistants make somewhat more than Shoe & leather workers while Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Shoe & leather workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.271
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Shoe & leather workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.271, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Shoe & leather workers (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 Shoe & leather workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Shoe & leather workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Shoe & leather workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Shoe & leather workers, by number of employees, are Footwear manufacturing, Personal & household goods repair & maintenance, and Leather tanning & finishing, & other allied products manufacturing .

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Industries by Share

10.4k
2019 Workforce
± 2,508
34.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 27.3%

The number of people employed as Shoe & leather workers has been growing at a rate of 34.8%, from 7,742 people in 2018 to 10,438 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Shoe & leather workers employed by various industries. Footwear manufacturing employs the largest share of Shoe & leather workers at  49.4%, followed by Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 27.9% and Leather tanning & finishing, & other allied products manufacturing  with 4.11%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Shoe & leather workers in the US. The average age of male Shoe & leather workers in the workforce is 49.2 and of female Shoe & leather workers is 35.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Shoe & leather workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

6.75k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,017
3.69k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,491

64.6% of Shoe & leather workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Shoe & leather workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Shoe & leather workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Other (Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

46.8% of Shoe & leather workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.4% of Shoe & leather workers, Other (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Shoe & leather workers.

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Age by Gender

49.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.73
35.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.28

The median age of Shoe & leather workers is 44.4, and Male employees are generally 13.6 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Shoe & leather workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Shoe & leather workers is false but a relatively high number of Shoe & leather workers 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 Shoe & leather workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Shoe & leather workers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Monitoring, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Shoe & leather workers need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Quality Control Analysis, and Operation and Control.

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