Dairy product manufacturing

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Workforce
156k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
1.99%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$55,360
Average Male Salary
$57,066
Average Female Salary
$57,772

About

The top three occupations in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group are Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers. On average, full-time employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group work 44.4 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $56,680. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $22,091.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group are Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI, Sheboygan County PUMA, WI, and Sioux City PUMA, IA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Dairy product manufacturing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group. Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders are the most common position, but the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Agricultural and food science technicians, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Dairy product manufacturing goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
4.19%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 17.4k people employed in the Dairy Product Manufacturing industry. This represents a 4.19% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

156k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 157k
−1.8%
1 Year Growth
± 8.87%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 156k people employed in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −1.8%, , from 160k people in 2018 to 157k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Dairy product manufacturing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders represent the largest share of positions held in Dairy product manufacturing at 7.88%, followed by Food processing workers, all other with 6.27% and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 6.07%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Dairy product manufacturing employs an unusually high number of Agricultural and food science technicians, Food batchmakers, and Food processing workers, all other.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Dairy product manufacturing, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Human resources managers, and Industrial engineers, including health & safety.

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Wages

Average Salary

$55,360
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,486

On average, employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group make $55,360 per year. This number makes Dairy product manufacturing the 132 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.319
WAGE GINI

Dairy product manufacturing has a wage GINI of 0.319, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Dairy product manufacturing (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn less than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $57,066 and $57,772. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

47.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±5.35k
110k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.14k

69.9% of workers in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$57,066
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,054
$57,772
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,476

On average, Male workers in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group make 0.988 times less than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Other

On average, White employees in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group earn 1.06 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Dairy product manufacturing is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Dairy product manufacturing is from Manufacturing.

The Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Dairy product manufacturing is from Manufacturing.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Dairy product manufacturing Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Dairy product manufacturing industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Dairy product manufacturing industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.99%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (21.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

1.99%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Dairy product manufacturing. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

21.4%
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10-year Projection

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