Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic

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Total Workforce

7.25k

Average Age

44.3

Estimated Job Growth

-19.3%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$44,512

Average Male Salary

N/A

Average Female Salary

N/A

About

Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are most often employed by the Metal forgings & stampings industry. The average yearly wage for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic was $44,512 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic by wage are Automotive body & related repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, and Emergency medical technicians & paramedics.

Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Metal forgings & stampings is the industry that employs the most Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, by average wage, is Foundries. Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are paid most in Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$44,512

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,390

In 2017, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic earned an average of $44,512, $7,552 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers make somewhat more than Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic while Automotive body & related repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.128

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.128, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, 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 Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, by number of employees, are Metal forgings & stampings, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Plastics product manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, by average wage, are Foundries, Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, and Metal forgings & stampings.

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Industries by Share

7.25k

2017 Workforce

± 2,091

4.07%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 39.6%

The number of people employed as Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic has been growing at a rate of 4.07%, from 6,970 people in 2016 to 7,254 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic employed by various industries. Metal forgings & stampings employs the largest share of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic at  37.6%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 21.9% and Plastics product manufacturing with 11.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic in the US. The average age of male Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic in the workforce is N/A and of female Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic is N/A, and the most common race/ethnicity for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic is White.

Gender Composition

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MALE WORKFORCE

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FEMALE WORKFORCE

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N/A% of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are N/A, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic

  1. White

  2. Black

72.8% of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 27.2% of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

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Age by Gender

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AVERAGE MALE AGE

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AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± N/A

The median age of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic is 44.3, and Male employees are generally N/A years N/A than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic is false but a relatively high number of Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic 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.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic are expected to see a growth of -19.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-19.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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