CareerGPS

Plastics Product Manufacturing
Employment Employment Change Average Annual Job Openings Wage
2020 2025 Numerical Percent New Jobs Replacement Jobs Total Median Hourly Median Annual
1,103 1,293 190 17.27% 38 117 155 $28.84 $59,989
/ Page
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 1 $35.53 $73,910 Bachelor's degree
3261 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9191 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 0 $16.43 $34,184 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers 11-3011 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $46.92 $97,590 Bachelor's degree
3261 Architectural and Engineering Managers 11-9041 5 6 1 20 % 0 0 1 $77.67 $161,543 Bachelor's degree
3261 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031 10 12 1 20 % 0 1 2 $21.06 $43,802 Some college
3261 Buyers and Purchasing Agents 13-1028 5 5 1 0 % 0 0 1 $28.64 $59,572 Bachelor's degree
3261 Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 17-3098 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $33.50 $69,683 Associate's degree
3261 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 51-9011 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $30.79 $64,049 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Chemical Technicians 19-4031 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $23.53 $48,948 Associate's degree
3261 Chief Executives 11-1011 16 19 4 18.75 % 1 1 2 $55.18 $114,771 Bachelor's degree
3261 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9124 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $19.65 $40,863 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 13-1141 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $36.13 $75,155 Bachelor's degree
3261 Computer and Information Systems Managers 11-3021 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $65.02 $135,238 Bachelor's degree
3261 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators 51-9161 11 13 2 18.18 % 0 1 2 $22.87 $47,565 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Computer Occupations, All Other 15-1299 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $37.90 $78,829 Bachelor's degree
3261 Computer Systems Analysts 15-1211 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $49.11 $102,158 Bachelor's degree
3261 Computer User Support Specialists 15-1232 8 10 1 25 % 0 1 1 $42.38 $88,143 Some college
3261 Cost Estimators 13-1051 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $35.32 $73,462 Bachelor's degree
3261 Customer Service Representatives 43-4051 10 12 2 20 % 0 1 2 $18.51 $38,503 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 51-9031 6 7 0 16.67 % 0 1 1 $16.81 $34,961 No formal educational credential
3261 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9032 5 6 1 20 % 0 1 1 $17.18 $35,736 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4031 15 18 3 20 % 1 2 2 $19.56 $40,685 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Designers, All Other 27-1029 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 0 $23.36 $48,584 Bachelor's degree
3261 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17-3023 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $34.07 $70,859 Associate's degree
3261 Electrical Engineers 17-2071 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $51.30 $106,713 Bachelor's degree
3261 Electricians 47-2111 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $27.45 $57,089 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians 17-3024 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $30.57 $63,586 Associate's degree
3261 Engineers, All Other 17-2199 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $51.72 $107,579 Bachelor's degree
3261 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4021 50 59 9 18 % 2 6 8 $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 0 50 % 0 0 0 $17.55 $36,505 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9041 7 9 2 28.57 % 0 1 1 $18.75 $38,999 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 51-2051 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $21.66 $45,053 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Financial Managers 11-3031 6 8 2 33.33 % 0 0 1 $51.82 $107,775 Bachelor's degree
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 49-1011 4 5 1 25 % 0 0 1 $36.13 $75,150 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 41-1012 4 5 1 25 % 0 0 1 $21.59 $44,911 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43-1011 6 6 1 0 % 0 1 1 $29.41 $61,166 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 51-1011 39 47 8 20.51 % 2 4 5 $29.96 $62,312 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 53-1047 5 5 1 0 % 0 0 1 $28.02 $58,284 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 General and Operations Managers 11-1021 16 19 3 18.75 % 1 1 2 $48.62 $101,135 Bachelor's degree
3261 Graphic Designers 27-1024 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $23.46 $48,786 Bachelor's degree
3261 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 51-9022 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $15.72 $32,701 No formal educational credential
3261 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $17.30 $35,987 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 53-3032 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $23.99 $49,908 Postsecondary nondegree award
3261 Helpers--Production Workers 51-9198 10 12 2 20 % 0 1 2 $15.00 $31,206 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Human Resources Managers 11-3121 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $51.18 $106,455 Bachelor's degree
3261 Human Resources Specialists 13-1071 5 7 1 40 % 0 1 1 $32.93 $68,487 Bachelor's degree
3261 Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17-3026 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 0 $30.68 $63,809 Associate's degree
3261 Industrial Engineers 17-2112 8 10 2 25 % 0 1 1 $45.22 $94,049 Bachelor's degree
3261 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 49-9041 19 26 7 36.84 % 1 2 3 $29.58 $61,528 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Industrial Production Managers 11-3051 16 19 3 18.75 % 1 1 2 $46.21 $96,116 Bachelor's degree
3261 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 53-7051 21 26 5 23.81 % 1 2 3 $18.64 $38,780 No formal educational credential
3261 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 51-9061 36 41 4 13.89 % 1 4 5 $20.50 $42,650 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 49-9099 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $20.13 $41,861 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 37-2011 4 5 1 25 % 0 1 1 $16.78 $34,892 No formal educational credential
3261 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 53-7062 75 87 12 16 % 2 10 12 $16.68 $34,696 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 $21.92 $45,602 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Light Truck Drivers 53-3033 3 3 1 0 % 0 0 0 $17.14 $35,657 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Logisticians 13-1081 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 0 $41.50 $86,313 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 11 14 2 27.27 % 0 1 2 $20.98 $43,637 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 49-9071 17 21 4 23.53 % 1 2 3 $21.45 $44,609 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 49-9043 4 5 1 25 % 0 0 1 $26.40 $54,918 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Management Analysts 13-1111 7 8 1 14.29 % 0 1 1 $37.27 $77,519 Bachelor's degree
3261 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 13-1161 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $31.48 $65,479 Bachelor's degree
3261 Marketing Managers 11-2021 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $52.09 $108,353 Bachelor's degree
3261 Material Moving Workers, All Other 53-7199 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $14.32 $29,790 No formal educational credential
3261 Materials Scientists 19-2032 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $41.44 $86,199 Bachelor's degree
3261 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17-3027 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $39.83 $82,846 Associate's degree
3261 Mechanical Engineers 17-2141 6 8 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $47.21 $98,191 Bachelor's degree
3261 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 51-4199 5 6 1 20 % 0 1 1 $15.65 $32,552 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4035 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $19.72 $41,018 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 51-2098 111 120 9 8.11 % 2 11 13 $16.46 $34,229 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9023 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $17.94 $37,316 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 51-9195 4 5 1 25 % 0 0 1 $15.57 $32,380 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4072 95 113 18 18.95 % 4 9 13 $15.37 $31,970 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4081 16 20 4 25 % 1 2 3 $22.94 $47,706 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 15-1244 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $43.55 $90,588 Bachelor's degree
3261 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 19-5011 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $44.11 $91,741 Bachelor's degree
3261 Office Clerks, General 43-9061 10 11 2 10 % 0 1 1 $19.03 $39,576 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Order Clerks 43-4151 4 4 0 0 % 0 0 1 $19.83 $41,255 Some college
3261 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9111 14 17 4 21.43 % 1 2 2 $15.28 $31,781 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Packers and Packagers, Hand 53-7064 55 64 9 16.36 % 2 8 10 $13.59 $28,275 No formal educational credential
3261 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9196 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $16.54 $34,400 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 43-3051 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $24.89 $51,765 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other 11-9198 29 32 3 10.34 % 1 2 3 $30.48 $63,390 Bachelor's degree
3261 Plant and System Operators, All Other 51-8099 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $42.77 $88,971 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4193 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $15.28 $31,790 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Prepress Technicians and Workers 51-5111 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 0 $22.31 $46,398 Postsecondary nondegree award
3261 Printing Press Operators 51-5112 15 18 3 20 % 1 2 2 $17.11 $35,588 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Production Workers, All Other 51-9199 28 33 5 17.86 % 1 3 4 $14.65 $30,480 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 43-5061 9 11 2 22.22 % 0 1 1 $24.05 $50,014 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 $75,487 Bachelor's degree
3261 Receptionists and Information Clerks 43-4171 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $16.21 $33,718 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Retail Salespersons 41-2031 3 3 1 0 % 0 0 1 $14.60 $30,360 No formal educational credential
3261 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4023 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $17.23 $35,830 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Sales Engineers 41-9031 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $50.02 $104,039 Bachelor's degree
3261 Sales Managers 11-2022 7 8 1 14.29 % 0 1 1 $53.03 $110,295 Bachelor's degree
3261 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel 41-3091 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $26.59 $55,313 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 41-4012 30 34 4 13.33 % 1 3 4 $29.87 $62,130 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 41-4011 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $43.35 $90,171 Bachelor's degree
3261 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43-6014 10 12 2 20 % 0 1 2 $19.70 $40,966 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Sewing Machine Operators 51-6031 5 6 1 20 % 0 1 1 $12.40 $25,785 No formal educational credential
3261 Sheet Metal Workers 47-2211 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $28.54 $59,370 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks 43-5071 31 35 4 12.9 % 1 3 4 $17.00 $35,352 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 $55.35 $115,124 Bachelor's degree
3261 Stockers and Order Fillers 53-7065 10 11 2 10 % 0 1 2 $14.71 $30,598 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Tile and Stone Setters 47-2044 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $24.59 $51,150 No formal educational credential
3261 Tool and Die Makers 51-4111 2 2 1 0 % 0 0 0 $30.40 $63,229 Postsecondary nondegree award
3261 Training and Development Specialists 13-1151 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $31.55 $65,628 Bachelor's degree
3261 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 11-3071 3 3 1 0 % 0 0 0 $41.16 $85,606 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 43-5111 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $16.12 $33,536 High school diploma or equivalent
3261 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 51-4121 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $22.09 $45,952 High school diploma or equivalent