Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood

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2019 Workforce
28.4k
Average Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
−6.79%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$36,746
Average Male Salary
$38,568
Average Female Salary
$26,902

About

Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood are most often employed by the Sawmills & wood preservation industry. The average yearly wage for Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood was $36,746 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood by wage are Roofers, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, and Photographers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood are Venango, Jefferson, Clarion & Forest Counties PUMA, PA, Columbia, Levy, Bradford, Gilchrist, Dixie & Union Counties PUMA, FL, and Mifflin, Union, Snyder & Juniata Counties PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood are Venango, Jefferson, Clarion & Forest Counties PUMA, PA, Columbia, Levy, Bradford, Gilchrist, Dixie & Union Counties PUMA, FL, and Mifflin, Union, Snyder & Juniata Counties PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood and on wages and locations for those in the field. Sawmills & wood preservation is the industry that employs the most Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, by average wage, is Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products . Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood are paid most in Butler, Ripley, Wayne, Madison, Iron, Reynolds & Carter Counties PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Venango, Jefferson, Clarion & Forest Counties PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,746
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,401

In 2019, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood earned an average of $36,746, $18,778 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Photographers make somewhat more than Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood while Roofers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.289
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood (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 Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, by number of employees, are Sawmills & wood preservation, Miscellaneous wood products, and Furniture & related product manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, by average wage, are Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products , Construction, and Sawmills & wood preservation.

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Industries by Share

28.4k
2019 Workforce
± 4,138
−4.24%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 21.3%

The number of people employed as Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood has been declining at a rate of −4.24%, from 29,673 people in 2018 to 28,415 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood employed by various industries. Sawmills & wood preservation employs the largest share of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood at  37.3%, followed by Miscellaneous wood products with 23.8% and Furniture & related product manufacturing with 16.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood in the US. The average age of male Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood in the workforce is 42.7 and of female Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood is 38.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

24k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,801
4.44k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,635

84.4% of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73% of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.77% of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood.

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Age by Gender

42.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.34
38.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.49

The median age of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 4.19 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood is false but a relatively high number of Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
MOST COMMON MAJORS
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood are expected to see a growth of −6.79% 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 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood.
−6.79%
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 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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