Footwear manufacturing

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Workforce
27.2k
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
39.7
Average Salary
$49,410
Average Male Salary
$57,285
Average Female Salary
$40,638

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The top three occupations in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group are Shoe & leather workers, Other managers, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. On average, full-time employees in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group work 42 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $51,680. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $18,536.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group are Beaverton City (West) & Aloha PUMA, OR, Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME, and Memphis (North) & Bartlett (Southwest) Cities PUMA, TN. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Footwear manufacturing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group. Shoe & leather workers are the most common position, but the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Shoe & leather workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Footwear manufacturing goes to Other managers.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
−5.17%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 12.2M people employed in the Manufacturing industry. This represents a −5.17% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

27.2k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 4.05k
11.8%
1 Year Growth
± 19.4%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 11.8%, , from 24.3k people in 2018 to 27.2k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Footwear manufacturing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Shoe & leather workers represent the largest share of positions held in Footwear manufacturing at 19%, followed by Other managers with 9.69% and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors with 9.29%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Footwear manufacturing employs an unusually high number of Shoe & leather workers, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, and Industrial production managers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Footwear manufacturing, by average wage, are Other managers, Other designers, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing.

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Wages

Average Salary

$49,410
AVERAGE WAGE
± $6,234

On average, employees in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group make $49,410 per year. This number makes Footwear manufacturing the 174 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 Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.384
WAGE GINI

Footwear manufacturing has a wage GINI of 0.384, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Footwear 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 Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $57,285 and $40,638. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

12.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.78k
14.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
±2.94k

52.7% of workers in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$57,285
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$10,255
$40,638
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$6,031

On average, Male workers in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group make 1.41 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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

On average, Asian employees in the Footwear manufacturing Industry Group earn 1.66 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 Footwear manufacturing Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Footwear 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 Footwear manufacturing Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Footwear 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 Footwear manufacturing is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Footwear manufacturing is from Manufacturing.

The Footwear 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 Footwear manufacturing is from Manufacturing.

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

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