Shoe & leather workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
9.59k
Average Age
45.6
Average Salary
$32,363
Average Male Salary
$34,682
Average Female Salary
$27,487

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 Shoe stores. Shoe & leather workers are paid most in West Central Texas COG (Outside Taylor County) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,363
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,693

In 2020, Shoe & leather workers earned an average of $32,363, $23,591 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood make somewhat more than Shoe & leather workers while Fence erectors 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

0.314
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Shoe & leather workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.314, 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

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Shoe & leather workers, by average wage, are Shoe stores, Personal & household goods repair & maintenance, and Footwear manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

9.59k
2020 Workforce
± 2,404
−1.08%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 35.7%

The number of people employed as Shoe & leather workers has been declining at a rate of −1.08%, from 9,693 people in 2019 to 9,588 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Shoe & leather workers employed by various industries. Footwear manufacturing employs the largest share of Shoe & leather workers at  49.1%, followed by Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 22.5% and Leather tanning & finishing, & other allied products manufacturing  with 12.5%.

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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 47 and of female Shoe & leather workers is 42.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Shoe & leather workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

6.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,979
3.09k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,365

67.8% of Shoe & leather workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

48.6% of Shoe & leather workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21% of Shoe & leather workers, White (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 Sex

47
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.45
42.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.35

The median age of Shoe & leather workers is 45.6, and Male employees are generally 4.31 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 Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Shoe & leather workers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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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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