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

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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 2020.

The 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 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.

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Employment and salary information for the Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters workforce. Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters workforce in 2020 was 22,128 people, of which 9.4% were women and 90.6% were men. Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters are paid most in Porter County PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Daviess & Hancock Counties PUMA, KY.

Employment Over Time

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20,048
Male Workforce
± 3.48k
2,080
Female Workforce
± 1.12k

The Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters workforce in 2020 was 22,128 people (9.4% women and 90.6% men). This implies an average annual growth of −1.82% between 2014 (22,539) and 2020 (22,128).

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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 Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters.

During 2020, the states that concentrated the best average annual wage were Mississippi ($92,759), Oklahoma ($74,988), and Indiana ($68,085).

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Yearly Wage Ranking

$50,346
AVERAGE WAGE
#258 in the ranking (2020)
$55,954
NATIONAL AVERAGE WAGE
For all occupations across the US

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

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Wage Distribution

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0.275
WAGE GINI

In 2020, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.275, which is lower 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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Information on the industries that employ Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters and on wages 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. ($84,707).

Occupations by Industries

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

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 46.8%, followed by Foundries with 35% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 18.1%.

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Demographic information on Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in the US. The workforce of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in 2020 was 22,128 people, with 9.4% woman, and 90.6% men. 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.

Gender and Age

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The workforce of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in 2020 was 22,128 people, with 9.4% woman, and 90.6% men.

The age ranges that concentrated the largest workforce were 30 to 34 years (3,644 people), 50 to 54 years (2,971  people), and 25 to 29 years (2,839 people). Among them they concentrated 43.5% of the total workforce.

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Ethnicity

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In 2020, 12.3% of Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters workers were Hispanic and 87.7% non-Hispanic.

The treemap shows the distribution of Hispanic workers according to their origin, highlighting Mexican (79.6%), Puerto Rican (14.6)%, and Salvadoran (5.88)%

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Races

In 2020, 75.9% of the Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters workforce were White, of which 7.51% were women and 92.5% men. Other races that concentrated a significant number of workers were Black (14.2%) and Other (3.88%).

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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 the most specialized major according to RCA in 2020 were Construction.

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The most common majors achieved by Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters in 2020 (counting all academic degrees) were Business (440 people), Engineering (167 people), and Education (115 people).

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Education Levels

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The main educational levels achieved by the Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters workers were High School or Equivalent (11,585 people), Some college (5,605 people), and Secondary Education (2,008 people).

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