Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
24.5k
Average Age
39.2
Estimated Job Growth
−19.5%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$53,711
Average Male Salary
$63,648
Average Female Salary
$39,449

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Photographic process workers & processing machine operators are most often employed by the Other professional, scientific & technical services  industry. The average yearly wage for Photographic process workers & processing machine operators was $53,711 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Photographic process workers & processing machine operators by wage are Mental health and substance abuse social workers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, and Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Photographic process workers & processing machine operators are LA City (North Central/Van Nuys & North Sherman Oaks) PUMA, CA, Santa Clarita City PUMA, CA, and LA City (Mount Washington, Highland Park & Glassell Park) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators are LA City (North Central/Van Nuys & North Sherman Oaks) PUMA, CA, Santa Clarita City PUMA, CA, and LA City (Mount Washington, Highland Park & Glassell Park) PUMA, CA.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Photographic process workers & processing machine operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other professional, scientific & technical services is the industry that employs the most Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, by average wage, is Nondepository credit & related activities. Photographic process workers & processing machine operators are paid most in Durham City (South) PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in LA City (North Central/Van Nuys & North Sherman Oaks) PUMA, CA.

Yearly Wage

$53,711
AVERAGE SALARY
± $8,349

In 2020, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators earned an average of $53,711, $2,243 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Mental health and substance abuse social workers make somewhat more than Photographic process workers & processing machine operators while Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Photographic process workers & processing machine operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.451
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.451, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Photographic process workers & processing machine operators (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 Photographic process workers & processing machine operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, by average wage, are Nondepository credit & related activities, Data processing, hosting & related services, and Advertising, public relations & related services.

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Industries by Share

24.5k
2020 Workforce
± 3,846
−3.88%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 22.8%

The number of people employed as Photographic process workers & processing machine operators has been declining at a rate of −3.88%, from 25,539 people in 2019 to 24,549 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators employed by various industries. Other professional, scientific & technical services employs the largest share of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators at  10.4%, followed by Pharmacies & drug stores with 9.24% and Computer Systems Design with 7.83%.

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Demographic information on Photographic process workers & processing machine operators in the US. The average age of male Photographic process workers & processing machine operators in the workforce is 38.2 and of female Photographic process workers & processing machine operators is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Photographic process workers & processing machine operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

14.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,953
10.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,465

58.9% of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

59.5% of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.3% of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators.

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Age by Sex

38.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.67
40.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.47

The median age of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators is 39.2, and Male employees are generally 2.51 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Photographic process workers & processing machine operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Photographic process workers & processing machine operators is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Photographic process workers & processing machine operators hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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predictive-analysisSkills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Photographic process workers & processing machine operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Photographic process workers & processing machine operators need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Operation Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Photographic process workers & processing machine operators need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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Projections on job growth for Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators are expected to see a growth of −19.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators.
−19.5%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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