Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics

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2020 Workforce
380k
Average Age
45.2
Average Salary
$56,381
Average Male Salary
$56,808
Average Female Salary
$44,960

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Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics was $56,381 in 2020.

The locations that employ the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Greer City (East) PUMA, SC, Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, and Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln & Moore Counties PUMA, TN. The locations with a relatively high concentration of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, Carr 14-Carr 173 PUMA, PR, and Ashtabula County PUMA, OH.

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Employment and salary information for the Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics workforce. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics workforce in 2020 was 379,563 people, of which 3.6% were women and 96.4% were men. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics are paid most in El Paso City (Northwest) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC.

Employment Over Time

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365,887
Male Workforce
± 14.8k
13,676
Female Workforce
± 2.87k

The Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics workforce in 2020 was 379,563 people (3.6% women and 96.4% men). This implies an average annual growth of 2.86% between 2014 (369,008) and 2020 (379,563).

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Employment by Location

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This map shows the states in the United States shaded by average wage for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

During 2020, the states that concentrated the best average annual wage were Wyoming ($66,449), New Jersey ($66,085), and Alaska ($65,780).

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Yearly Wage Ranking

$56,381
AVERAGE WAGE
#215 in the ranking (2020)
$55,954
NATIONAL AVERAGE WAGE
For all occupations across the US

In 2020, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics earned an average of $56,381, $427 more than the average national salary of $55,954

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Wage Distribution

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0.269
WAGE GINI

In 2020, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.269, which is lower than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Information on the industries that employ Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics and on wages for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, by average wage, is Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers ($186,949).

Occupations by Industries

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Value
380k
2020 Workforce
± 15,106
−0.0916%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.63%

This graphic shows the share of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics at 42.2%, followed by Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance with 30.3% and Plastics product manufacturing with 27.5%.

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Demographic information on Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in the US. The workforce of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in 2020 was 379,563 people, with 3.6% woman, and 96.4% men. The average age of male Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in the workforce is 45.4 and of female Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is White.

Gender and Age

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The workforce of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in 2020 was 379,563 people, with 3.6% woman, and 96.4% men.

The age ranges that concentrated the largest workforce were 55 to 59 years (54,580 people), 50 to 54 years (49,708  people), and 45 to 49 years (43,153 people). Among them they concentrated 38.9% of the total workforce.

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Ethnicity

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In 2020, 16.5% of Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics workers were Hispanic and 83.5% non-Hispanic.

The treemap shows the distribution of Hispanic workers according to their origin, highlighting Mexican (83.1%), Puerto Rican (11.4)%, and Salvadoran (5.49)%

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Races

In 2020, 80% of the Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics workforce were White, of which 3.19% were women and 96.8% men. Other races that concentrated a significant number of workers were Black (7.56%) and Other (5.06%).

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Data on higher education choices for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics is Engineering but the most specialized major according to RCA in 2020 were Mechanical Technologies.

Among the necessary skills for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Equipment Maintenance stands, but the revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics need more than the average amount of Installation.

Majors

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The most common majors achieved by Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics in 2020 (counting all academic degrees) were Engineering (7,508 people), Business (5,072 people), and Engineering Technologies (2,324 people).

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Education Levels

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The main educational levels achieved by the Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics workers were High School or Equivalent (158,269 people), Some college (104,891 people), and Associates Degree (55,033 people).

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Skills

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics need many skills, but most especially Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, Operation Monitoring.

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