Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products

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Workforce
82.1k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43
Estimated Job Growth
5.97%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$50,972
Average Male Salary
$53,076
Average Female Salary
$52,528

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The top three occupations in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group are Other assemblers and fabricators, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers. On average, full-time employees in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group work 43.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $51,873. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $19,987.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group are Douglas County PUMA, OR, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, WV, and St. Joseph & Branch Counties PUMA, MI. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products .

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group. Other assemblers and fabricators are the most common position, but the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products goes to General & operations managers.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
6.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 8.7k people employed in the Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing industry. This represents a 6.1% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

82.1k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 50.2k
17.9%
1 Year Growth
± 13.7%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 82.1k people employed in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 17.9%, , from 42.6k people in 2018 to 50.2k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Other assemblers and fabricators represent the largest share of positions held in Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products at 9.55%, followed by Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers with 8.95% and Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing with 8.5%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products employs an unusually high number of Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, and Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products , by average wage, are General & operations managers, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, and Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood.

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Wages

Average Salary

$50,972
AVERAGE WAGE
± $5,559

On average, employees in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group make $50,972 per year. This number makes Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products the 157 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.346
WAGE GINI

Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products has a wage GINI of 0.346, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $53,076 and $52,528. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

7.72k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.16k
42.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
±5.06k

84.6% of workers in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,076
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$6,390
$52,528
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$6,583

On average, Male workers in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group make 1.01 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Black

On average, Asian employees in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group earn 1.21 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products is from Manufacturing.

The Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products is from Manufacturing.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Plywood and engineered wood product mfg. industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Plywood and engineered wood product mfg. industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 5.97%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (16.7%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Plywood and engineered wood product mfg..
5.97%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Plywood and engineered wood product mfg.. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Plywood and engineered wood product mfg..
16.7%
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10-year Projection

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