Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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Total Workforce
42.6k
Average Age
42.8
Average Salary
$35,676
Average Male Salary
$36,400
Average Female Salary
$30,536

About

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are most often employed by the Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic was $35,676 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by wage are Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, and Physical therapist assistants & aides.

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Other assemblers and fabricators, and 55 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Tuscola, Sanilac & Huron Counties PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Tuscola, Sanilac & Huron Counties PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, is Aircraft & parts manufacturing. Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are paid most in Crawford & Warren Counties PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Tuscola, Sanilac & Huron Counties PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,676
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,151

In 2018, Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic earned an average of $35,676, $18,212 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers make somewhat more than Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic while Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.254
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.254, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing 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 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing 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 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by number of employees, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, are Aircraft & parts manufacturing, Ship & boat building, and Plastics product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

42.6k
2018 Workforce
± 5,066

This graphic shows the share of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employed by various industries. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing employs the largest share of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic at  8.82%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 8.74% and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing  with 7.65%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the US. The average age of male Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the workforce is 42.6 and of female Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 43.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

37.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,744
5.26k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,780

87.7% of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool 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 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

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

59.9% of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing 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 13% of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool 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 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Age by Gender

42.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.85
43.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.89

The median age of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 1.15 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
MOST COMMON MAJORS
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  2. false
  3. false
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