Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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2019 Workforce
37.4k
Average Age
43
Average Salary
$46,761
Average Male Salary
$47,621
Average Female Salary
$41,969

About

Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are most often employed by the Plastics product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic was $46,761 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by wage are Food service managers, Agricultural inspectors, and Clergy.

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

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Plastics product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, is Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing. Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are paid most in Eaton & Clinton Counties PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,761
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,493

In 2019, Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic earned an average of $46,761, $8,763 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Food service managers make somewhat more than Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic while Clergy make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.24
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.24, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Forming machine 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 Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Forming machine 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 Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by number of employees, are Plastics product manufacturing, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

37.4k
2019 Workforce
± 4,746
24.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.3%

The number of people employed as Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic has been growing at a rate of 24.1%, from 30,110 people in 2018 to 37,378 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employed by various industries. Plastics product manufacturing employs the largest share of Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic at  20.5%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 15.7% and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing with 7.38%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the US. The average age of male Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the workforce is 43.4 and of female Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

31.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,370
5.69k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,851

84.8% of Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

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

66.9% of Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.3% of Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Age by Gender

43.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.78
40.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.46

The median age of Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 43, and Male employees are generally 2.58 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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