Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
14k
Average Age
43.3
Estimated Job Growth
−14.7%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$41,862
Average Male Salary
$43,067
Average Female Salary
$33,198

About

Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are most often employed by the Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing  industry. The average yearly wage for Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic was $41,862 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by wage are Counselors, all other, Other construction and related workers, and Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Richland County PUMA, OH, Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA, and Rockford City PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Richland County PUMA, OH, Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA, and Cattaraugus & Allegany Counties PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, is Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities . Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are paid most in Kosciusko & Marshall Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Richland County PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,862
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,182

In 2020, Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic earned an average of $41,862, $14,092 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Other construction and related workers make somewhat more than Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic while Counselors, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.274
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.274, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and 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 Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, are Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities , Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, and Miscellaneous wood products.

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Industries by Share

14k
2020 Workforce
± 2,903
−5.71%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 30.7%

The number of people employed as Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic has been declining at a rate of −5.71%, from 14,834 people in 2019 to 13,987 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employed by various industries. Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing employs the largest share of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic at  11.5%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 10.5% and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing with 7.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the US. The average age of male Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

12.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,720
1.71k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,015

87.8% of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

69.6% of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.4% of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Age by Sex

43.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.27
44.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 8.4

The median age of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 43.3, and Male employees are generally 1.77 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is Business but a relatively high number of Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, and Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, and Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are expected to see a growth of −14.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, and Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.
−14.7%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, and Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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