Occupational Employment Statistics

Chart Book, May 2010

Manufacturing

Figure 34

The 10 largest occupations in manufacturing made up about 26 percent of the total employment in the industry.

Employment and annual mean wages for the 10 largest occupations in manufacturing, May 2010


Figure 35

Overall, the highest paying production occupations in manufacturing were mostly intermediary occupations, not those occupations handling raw materials or final products.

Highest paying production occupations in manufacturing, May 2010


Figure 36

States with higher employment concentrations of team assemblers were in the Midwest and South along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Location quotient of team assemblers, by state, May 2010


Figure 37

Team assemblers earned an annual mean wage of $29,220 nationally, but state average wages ranged from $23,900 in Alaska to $36,120 in Alabama.

Annual mean wage of team assemblers, by state, May 2010


Figure 38

With over 30 percent of its employment in production occupations, Elkhart-Goshen, IN, was the area with the highest share of its employment in production occupations.

Occupations with the largest location quotients in
Elkhart-Goshen, IN, May 2010


Figure 39

The largest occupation in the textile mills industry was textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders, which accounted for 15 percent of employment in the industry.

Employment and hourly mean wages for the largest
occupations in textile mills, May 2010


Figure 40

The largest occupations in the chemical manufacturing industry were a mix of higher and lower paying production occupations and chemists and chemical technicians.

Employment and hourly mean wages for the largest occupations in chemical manufacturing, May 2010


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