Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
80.4k
Average Age
43.1
Estimated Job Growth
−8.33%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$37,628
Average Male Salary
$39,199
Average Female Salary
$30,374

About

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic was $37,628 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by wage are Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, Construction laborers, and Prepress technicians & workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Darke, Shelby & Preble Counties PUMA, OH, Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI, and Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Ashtabula County PUMA, OH, Darke, Shelby & Preble Counties PUMA, OH, and Richland County PUMA, OH.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, is Support activities for mining. Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are paid most in Hartford County (North) PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in Ashtabula County PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,628
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,155

In 2020, Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic earned an average of $37,628, $18,326 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Construction laborers make somewhat more than Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic while Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.285
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.285, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Cutting, punching, and press 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 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, by average wage, are Support activities for mining, Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing, and Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products .

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Industries by Share

80.4k
2020 Workforce
± 6,960
−1.74%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.4%

The number of people employed as Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic has been declining at a rate of −1.74%, from 81,830 people in 2019 to 80,409 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic at  18.6%, followed by Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing  with 7.79% and Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing with 7.64%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the US. The average age of male Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in the workforce is 42.7 and of female Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 44.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

66.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,310
14.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,938

82.2% of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Race & Ethnicity

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

67.1% of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.6% of Cutting, punching, and press 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 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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Age by Sex

42.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.33
44.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.85

The median age of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 1.87 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is Business but a relatively high number of Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic hold a major in Agriculture.

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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are expected to see a growth of −8.33% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−8.33%
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 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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