Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters

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Total Workforce

20.1k

Average Age

41.6

Average Salary

$52,216

Average Male Salary

$52,600

Average Female Salary

$46,217

About

Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are most often employed by the Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters was $52,216 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters by wage are Tax preparers, Riggers, and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are Porter County PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are Porter County PUMA, IN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, by average wage, is Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing. Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are paid most in Porter County PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Porter County PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,216

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,654

In 2018, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters earned an average of $52,216, $1,672 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Tax preparers make somewhat more than Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters while Riggers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.251

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.251, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters (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 Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, by number of employees, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, Foundries, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

20.1k

2018 Workforce

± 3,477

-15.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 27.8%

The number of people employed as Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters has been declining at a rate of -15.2%, from 23,647 people in 2017 to 20,064 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters employed by various industries. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing employs the largest share of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters at  22.9%, followed by Foundries with 14.8% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 7.79%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in the US. The average age of male Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is White.

Gender Composition

18.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,371

1.21k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 853

94% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

73% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.2% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Age by Gender

41.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.26

41.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 9.76

The median age of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is 41.6, and Male employees are generally 0.0472 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is Business but a relatively high number of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters hold a major in Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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