Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics

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Total Workforce

348k

Average Age

45.2

Average Salary

$53,934

Average Male Salary

$54,260

Average Female Salary

$45,899

About

Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics was $53,934 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics by wage are Maintenance workers, machinery, Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers, and Mental health and substance abuse social workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, Greer City (East) PUMA, SC, and Hall County PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Ashtabula County PUMA, OH, Cumberland, White, Fentress & Van Buren Counties PUMA, TN, and Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are paid most in York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Ashtabula County PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$53,934

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,390

In 2018, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics earned an average of $53,934, $46 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Maintenance workers, machinery make somewhat more than Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics while Mental health and substance abuse social workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.285

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.285, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics (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 Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance, and Plastics product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

348k

2018 Workforce

± 14,456

-6.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.19%

The number of people employed as Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics has been declining at a rate of -6.6%, from 372,062 people in 2017 to 347,506 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics at  5.57%, followed by Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance with 3.98% and Plastics product manufacturing with 3.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in the US. The average age of male Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in the workforce is 45.4 and of female Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

334k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 14,172

13.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,857

96.1% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

68.9% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.4% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

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Age by Gender

45.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.562

40.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.94

The median age of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is 45.2, and Male employees are generally 4.86 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is Engineering but a relatively high number of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics need many skills, but most especially Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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