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

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
45.2k
Average Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
−8.17%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$38,991
Average Male Salary
$40,045
Average Female Salary
$32,373

About

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool 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 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic was $38,991 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 Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Pest control workers, and Animal control workers.

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 Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI, Rockford City PUMA, IL, and Kosciusko & Marshall Counties PUMA, IN. 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 Kosciusko & Marshall Counties PUMA, IN, Indiana & Armstrong Counties PUMA, PA, and Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI.

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. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment 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 Clay building material & refractories manufacturing. Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are paid most in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in Kosciusko & Marshall Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,991
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,111

In 2020, Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic earned an average of $38,991, $16,963 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors make somewhat more than Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic while Pest control workers 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

0.287
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.287, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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 Clay building material & refractories manufacturing, Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production & processing, and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals.

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Industries by Share

45.2k
2020 Workforce
± 5,221
−5.78%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.1%

The number of people employed as Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic has been declining at a rate of −5.78%, from 48,002 people in 2019 to 45,228 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic at  12.1%, followed by Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing with 7.72% and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing with 6.54%.

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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 42.2 and of female Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 43.5, 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).

Composition by Sex

39k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,849
6.22k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,936

86.3% of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool 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 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)

64.2% 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 10.8% 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 Sex

42.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.79
43.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.12

The median age of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 1.29 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 Business but a relatively high number of Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool 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 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are expected to see a growth of −8.17% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−8.17%
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 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool 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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