Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
42k
Average Age
43.1
Average Salary
$43,282
Average Male Salary
$44,379
Average Female Salary
$37,110

About

Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are most often employed by the Plastics product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic was $43,282 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic by wage are Home appliance repairers, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, and Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Muskegon County PUMA, MI, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL, and Auglaize, Mercer & Van Wert Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Muskegon County PUMA, MI, Newaygo, Mason, Oceana & Lake Counties PUMA, MI, and Auglaize, Mercer & Van Wert Counties PUMA, OH.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Plastics product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are paid most in Isabella, Gratiot & Clare Counties PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Muskegon County PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,282
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,567

In 2020, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic earned an average of $43,282, $12,672 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make somewhat more than Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic while Home appliance repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.306
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.306, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic (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 Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, by average wage, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Household appliance manufacturing, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

42k
2020 Workforce
± 5,029
−4.26%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.5%

The number of people employed as Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic has been declining at a rate of −4.26%, from 43,837 people in 2019 to 41,970 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic employed by various industries. Plastics product manufacturing employs the largest share of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic at  20.9%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 13.8% and Foundries with 13.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic in the US. The average age of male Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic in the workforce is 42.9 and of female Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is 44.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

35.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,634
6.33k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,954

84.9% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.4% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.99% of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

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Age by Sex

42.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.79
44.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.85

The median age of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 1.85 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic is Business but a relatively high number of Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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