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Plastics Product Manufacturing
Employment Employment Change Average Annual Job Openings Wage
2020 2025 Numerical Percent New Jobs Replacement Jobs Total Median Hourly Median Annual
1,080 1,278 198 18.32% 40 149 189 $29.26 $60,861
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NAICS Occupation SOC 2020 2025 Numerical Percent New Jobs Replacement Jobs Total Median Hourly Median Annual Education and Training Level
3261 Accountants and Auditors 13-2011 12 14 2 16.67 % 0 1 2 $38.35 $79,769 Bachelor's degree
3261 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9191 3 3 1 0 % 0 0 1 $16.42 $34,163 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers 11-3011 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $47.20 $98,184 Bachelor's degree
3261 Architectural and Engineering Managers 11-9041 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $77.61 $161,424 Bachelor's degree
3261 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031 8 10 1 25 % 0 1 1 $22.35 $46,490 Some college
3261 Buyers and Purchasing Agents 13-1028 5 6 1 20 % 0 1 1 $29.41 $61,166 Bachelor's degree
3261 Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 17-3098 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $34.19 $71,111 Associate's degree
3261 Carpenters 47-2031 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $24.20 $50,333 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 51-9011 3 3 1 0 % 0 0 0 $30.93 $64,328 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Chemical Technicians 19-4031 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $23.53 $48,945 Associate's degree
3261 Chief Executives 11-1011 8 7 -1 -12.5 % 0 1 0 $57.05 $118,659 Bachelor's degree
3261 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9124 3 5 1 66.67 % 0 0 1 $19.98 $41,564 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Commercial and Industrial Designers 27-1021 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $25.96 $54,003 Bachelor's degree
3261 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 13-1141 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $36.19 $75,269 Bachelor's degree
3261 Computer and Information Systems Managers 11-3021 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 0 $65.51 $136,257 Bachelor's degree
3261 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators 51-9161 10 12 2 20 % 0 1 2 $22.84 $47,504 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Computer Occupations, All Other 15-1299 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $38.29 $79,635 Bachelor's degree
3261 Computer Systems Analysts 15-1211 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $49.75 $103,474 Bachelor's degree
3261 Computer User Support Specialists 15-1232 8 8 1 0 % 0 1 1 $42.35 $88,092 Some college
3261 Cost Estimators 13-1051 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $35.55 $73,950 Bachelor's degree
3261 Customer Service Representatives 43-4051 11 13 2 18.18 % 0 2 2 $18.55 $38,577 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 51-9031 7 7 0 0 % 0 1 1 $16.81 $34,967 No formal educational credential
3261 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9032 5 7 2 40 % 0 1 1 $17.03 $35,419 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4031 17 20 4 17.65 % 1 2 3 $19.67 $40,906 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Designers, All Other 27-1029 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $22.96 $47,759 Bachelor's degree
3261 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17-3023 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $34.02 $70,769 Associate's degree
3261 Electrical Engineers 17-2071 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $51.35 $106,802 Bachelor's degree
3261 Electricians 47-2111 2 2 1 0 % 0 0 0 $27.38 $56,943 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians 17-3024 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $30.94 $64,363 Associate's degree
3261 Engineers, All Other 17-2199 2 3 0 50 % 0 0 0 $51.72 $107,570 Bachelor's degree
3261 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4021 53 65 12 22.64 % 2 7 9 $18.03 $37,502 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 51-6091 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 1 $17.43 $36,258 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9041 7 10 3 42.86 % 1 1 2 $18.86 $39,233 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Financial Managers 11-3031 7 8 1 14.29 % 0 1 1 $53.48 $111,243 Bachelor's degree
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 49-1011 5 6 1 20 % 0 1 1 $36.19 $75,269 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 41-1012 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $23.90 $49,715 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43-1011 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $29.39 $61,140 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 51-1011 40 50 10 25 % 2 5 7 $30.20 $62,808 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 53-1047 5 6 1 20 % 0 1 1 $28.02 $58,288 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 General and Operations Managers 11-1021 17 21 4 23.53 % 1 2 3 $48.74 $101,389 Bachelor's degree
3261 Graphic Designers 27-1024 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $24.08 $50,086 Bachelor's degree
3261 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 51-9022 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $15.70 $32,656 No formal educational credential
3261 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033 7 8 1 14.29 % 0 1 1 $17.30 $35,989 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 53-3032 5 6 1 20 % 0 1 1 $24.90 $51,801 Postsecondary nondegree award
3261 Helpers--Production Workers 51-9198 10 13 2 30 % 0 2 2 $15.12 $31,442 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Human Resources Managers 11-3121 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $53.48 $111,241 Bachelor's degree
3261 Human Resources Specialists 13-1071 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $32.88 $68,381 Bachelor's degree
3261 Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17-3026 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $29.77 $61,930 Associate's degree
3261 Industrial Engineers 17-2112 8 12 3 50 % 1 1 1 $44.89 $93,366 Bachelor's degree
3261 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 49-9041 20 27 7 35 % 1 2 4 $28.91 $60,136 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Industrial Production Managers 11-3051 15 18 3 20 % 1 1 2 $47.95 $99,730 Bachelor's degree
3261 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 53-7051 19 22 4 15.79 % 1 3 3 $18.57 $38,624 No formal educational credential
3261 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 51-9061 37 42 5 13.51 % 1 6 7 $20.30 $42,216 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 49-9099 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $20.20 $42,025 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 37-2011 4 5 1 25 % 0 1 1 $16.65 $34,631 No formal educational credential
3261 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 53-7062 70 81 11 15.71 % 2 12 14 $16.67 $34,681 No formal educational credential
3261 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4034 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $21.94 $45,635 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Light Truck Drivers 53-3033 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $17.42 $36,224 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Logisticians 13-1081 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $41.59 $86,510 Bachelor's degree
3261 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 53-7063 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $15.57 $32,384 No formal educational credential
3261 Machinists 51-4041 10 11 2 10 % 0 1 2 $20.65 $42,948 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 49-9071 19 24 6 26.32 % 1 2 4 $21.44 $44,605 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 49-9043 4 5 1 25 % 0 1 1 $25.79 $53,649 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Management Analysts 13-1111 7 8 1 14.29 % 0 1 1 $37.56 $78,122 Bachelor's degree
3261 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 13-1161 5 6 1 20 % 0 1 1 $31.51 $65,539 Bachelor's degree
3261 Marketing Managers 11-2021 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $53.10 $110,443 Bachelor's degree
3261 Material Moving Workers, All Other 53-7199 2 3 0 50 % 0 0 0 $14.32 $29,779 No formal educational credential
3261 Materials Engineers 17-2131 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $55.58 $115,612 Bachelor's degree
3261 Materials Scientists 19-2032 2 3 0 50 % 0 0 0 $41.44 $86,187 Bachelor's degree
3261 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17-3027 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 0 $40.61 $84,458 Associate's degree
3261 Mechanical Engineers 17-2141 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 0 1 $47.07 $97,909 Bachelor's degree
3261 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 51-4199 6 6 1 0 % 0 1 1 $15.62 $32,488 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4035 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $19.72 $41,018 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 51-2098 113 124 11 9.73 % 2 15 18 $16.43 $34,169 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9023 4 5 1 25 % 0 1 1 $17.92 $37,272 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 51-9195 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $16.09 $33,474 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4072 104 127 24 22.12 % 5 14 19 $15.37 $31,970 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4081 18 22 5 22.22 % 1 2 3 $22.54 $46,885 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 15-1244 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $43.74 $90,981 Bachelor's degree
3261 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 19-5011 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $43.29 $90,041 Bachelor's degree
3261 Office Clerks, General 43-9061 10 12 2 20 % 0 2 2 $19.06 $39,641 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Order Clerks 43-4151 4 4 0 0 % 0 1 1 $19.74 $41,065 Some college
3261 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9111 14 19 4 35.71 % 1 2 3 $15.24 $31,700 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Packers and Packagers, Hand 53-7064 61 71 11 16.39 % 2 11 13 $13.61 $28,303 No formal educational credential
3261 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9196 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $16.55 $34,415 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 43-3051 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $24.93 $51,850 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other 11-9198 15 10 -4 -33.33 % -1 1 0 $31.32 $65,148 Bachelor's degree
3261 Plant and System Operators, All Other 51-8099 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $42.79 $89,005 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4193 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $15.24 $31,701 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Prepress Technicians and Workers 51-5111 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 1 1 $22.34 $46,459 Postsecondary nondegree award
3261 Printing Press Operators 51-5112 17 20 4 17.65 % 1 2 3 $17.06 $35,489 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Production Workers, All Other 51-9199 20 23 3 15 % 1 3 3 $14.50 $30,154 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 43-5061 10 12 3 20 % 1 1 2 $24.28 $50,493 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other 13-1198 4 5 1 25 % 0 0 1 $36.29 $75,493 Bachelor's degree
3261 Receptionists and Information Clerks 43-4171 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $16.15 $33,583 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Retail Salespersons 41-2031 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $14.50 $30,163 No formal educational credential
3261 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4023 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $17.23 $35,830 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Sales Engineers 41-9031 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $49.73 $103,446 Bachelor's degree
3261 Sales Managers 11-2022 7 8 1 14.29 % 0 1 1 $53.93 $112,167 Bachelor's degree
3261 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel 41-3091 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $26.83 $55,804 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 41-4012 24 27 3 12.5 % 1 3 4 $30.32 $63,073 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 41-4011 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $43.87 $91,250 Bachelor's degree
3261 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43-6014 7 7 0 0 % 0 1 1 $19.71 $40,991 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Sewing Machine Operators 51-6031 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $12.59 $26,183 No formal educational credential
3261 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks 43-5071 29 34 5 17.24 % 1 4 5 $17.10 $35,558 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers 15-1256 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 0 $55.67 $115,785 Bachelor's degree
3261 Stockers and Order Fillers 53-7065 10 12 2 20 % 0 2 3 $14.71 $30,597 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Tile and Stone Setters 47-2044 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $24.68 $51,341 No formal educational credential
3261 Tool and Die Makers 51-4111 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 0 $29.45 $61,257 Postsecondary nondegree award
3261 Training and Development Specialists 13-1151 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 0 $31.63 $65,790 Bachelor's degree
3261 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 11-3071 2 3 0 50 % 0 0 0 $41.13 $85,556 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 43-5111 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $16.15 $33,599 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 51-4121 2 2 1 0 % 0 0 0 $22.10 $45,970 High school diploma or equivalent