Manufacturing

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Workforce

12.3M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.7

Estimated Job Growth

-0.6%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$61,277

Average Male Salary

$65,894

Average Female Salary

$49,853

About

The top three occupations in the Manufacturing Industry Group are Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Miscellaneous managers, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. On average, full-time employees in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector work 44.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $63,637. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $22,087.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector are Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, and Kosciusko & Marshall Counties PUMA, IN. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Manufacturing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors are the most common position, but the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Manufacturing goes to Physicians & surgeons.

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Occupations by Share

12.3M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 15.4M

1.17%

1 Year Growth

± 0.829%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 12.3M people employed in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector has been growing at a rate of 1.17%, , from 15.3M people in 2016 to 15.4M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Manufacturing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors represent the largest share of positions held in Manufacturing at 5.91%, followed by Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators with 5.84% and Miscellaneous managers with 5.26%.

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Wages

Average Salary

$61,277

AVERAGE WAGE

± $383

On average, employees in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector make $61,277 per year. This number makes Manufacturing the 6 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-Sectors.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.421

WAGE GINI

Manufacturing has a wage GINI of 0.421, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Manufacturing (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $65,894 and $49,853. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

4.44M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±51k

11M

MALE WORKFORCE

±78.3k

71.2% of workers in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$65,894

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$477

$49,853

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$596

On average, Male workers in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector make 1.32 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.2 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Manufacturing is from Manufacturing.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.6%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.8%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

-0.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

1.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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