Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
22.1k
Average Age
41.5
Average Salary
$50,346
Average Male Salary
$51,393
Average Female Salary
$40,261

About

Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are most often employed by the Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters was $50,346 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters by wage are Agricultural inspectors, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, and Dietitians & nutritionists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are Muskegon County PUMA, MI, Daviess & Hancock Counties PUMA, KY, and Porter County PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are Daviess & Hancock Counties PUMA, KY, Muskegon County PUMA, MI, and Blount County PUMA, TN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, by average wage, is Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. . Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are paid most in Butler County PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Daviess & Hancock Counties PUMA, KY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,346
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,550

In 2020, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters earned an average of $50,346, $5,608 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Dietitians & nutritionists make somewhat more than Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters while Agricultural inspectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.278
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.278, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters (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 Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

22.1k
2020 Workforce
± 3,652
−4.18%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 24.1%

The number of people employed as Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters has been declining at a rate of −4.18%, from 23,094 people in 2019 to 22,128 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters employed by various industries. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing employs the largest share of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters at  21%, followed by Foundries with 15.7% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 8.12%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in the US. The average age of male Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in the workforce is 41 and of female Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is 46.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

20k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,476
2.08k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,120

90.6% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.6% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.2% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

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Age by Sex

41
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.24
46.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.61

The median age of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 5.53 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters is Business but a relatively high number of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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