Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Manufacturing  26,160  -38           -0.1%           $45,034  
Production   15,100  -531           -4.1%           $39,903  
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Occupations by Career Pathway: Production
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2018
Employment
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2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  N/AN/A           0           -3.3%           $35,850** MNM  OOH
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers N/AN/A             $55,530** MNM  OOH
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other  N/A           -90           -17.8%           $34,270   MNM  OOH
Butchers and Meat Cutters   160           -10           -2.2%           $39,140   MNM  OOH
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters  170           -10           -3.4%           $45,300   MNM  OOH
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders  830           -160           -19.2%           $60,990   MNM  OOH
Chemical Plant and System Operators  N/A           0           0.0%           $62,910   MNM  OOH
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders    N/A           0           -1.2%           $33,090** MNM  OOH
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  N/A60           -10           -6.4%           $43,380   MNM  OOH
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic   90           0           -1.4%           $35,700   MNM  OOH
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders N/A50           0           -8.2%           $41,640   MNM  OOH
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand   N/AN/A             $31,600** MNM  OOH
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders    90           -20           -16.9%           $38,890   MNM  OOH
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic   200           -30           -10.8%           $33,990   MNM  OOH
Dental Laboratory Technicians N/AN/A             $43,180** MNM  OOH
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers   N/A           -50           -13.9%           $35,880   MNM  OOH
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers  N/AN/A           -10           -25.0%           $35,880   MNM  OOH
Etchers and Engravers N/AN/A             $34,550** MNM  OOH
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic   220           -50           -23.9%           $38,540   MNM  OOH
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers  N/AN/A             $35,500** MNM  OOH
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  N/A           -30           -18.7%           $43,100   MNM  OOH
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  1,360           -40           -2.8%           $70,950   MNM  OOH
Food Batchmakers  N/A220             $32,090** MNM  OOH
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders  N/AN/A             $31,690** MNM  OOH
Food Processing Workers, All Other    340           0           0.4%           $28,960   MNM  OOH
Furniture Finishers  N/AN/A             $33,850** MNM  OOH
Gas Plant Operators N/AN/A           -10           -8.1%           $71,470** MNM  OOH
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic   40           0           -4.5%           $28,230   MNM  OOH
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  N/AN/A             $39,050** MNM  OOH
Helpers--Production Workers    410           -20           -4.4%           $29,380   MNM  OOH
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers N/AN/A           0           6.5%           $46,690   MNM  OOH
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  N/AN/A           -10           -19.2%           $41,090** MNM  OOH
Machine Feeders and Offbearers   200           50           11.8%           $29,090   MNM  OOH
Machinists 340           20           3.9%           $55,210   MNM  OOH
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers   5,540           -60           -1.8%           $26,430   MNM  OOH
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  N/AN/A             $44,490** MNM  OOH
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  280           0           1.7%           $46,750   MNM  OOH
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic   90           0           4.3%           $34,770   MNM  OOH
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic   120           -20           -21.2%           $40,300   MNM  OOH
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians  N/AN/A           0           10.3%           $34,490** MNM  OOH
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders   850           -20           -3.3%           $33,000   MNM  OOH
Painters, Transportation Equipment   120           10           4.5%           $39,960   MNM  OOH
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  N/AN/A             $40,320** MNM  OOH
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers N/AN/A             $70,630** MNM  OOH
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators   N/A40           -20           -40.0%           $33,410   MNM  OOH
Plant and System Operators, All Other N/AN/A             $58,300** MNM  OOH
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  N/A40             $34,430   MNM  OOH
Power Distributors and Dispatchers  N/A           -10           -2.6%           $85,340** MNM  OOH
Power Plant Operators N/AN/A             $78,030** MNM  OOH
Production Workers, All Other   N/A           -10           -4.2%           $34,490** MNM  OOH
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic N/AN/A             $40,790** MNM  OOH
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood   N/AN/A             $31,200** MNM  OOH
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders   70           10           3.5%           $40,560   MNM  OOH
Sewers, Hand  N/AN/AN/A             $29,510** MNM  OOH
Sewing Machine Operators   N/A170           0           3.0%           $28,530   MNM  OOH
Slaughterers and Meat Packers    390           0           -0.4%           $28,280   MNM  OOH
Team Assemblers  N/AN/A             $34,270   MNM  OOH
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other  N/AN/A             $41,610   MNM  OOH
Tire Builders  N/AN/A             $45,530** MNM  OOH
Tool and Die Makers N/AN/A             $53,650** MNM  OOH
Upholsterers N/AN/A             $35,920** MNM  OOH
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  700           30           6.6%           $52,180   MNM  OOH
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  N/AN/A             $39,160** MNM  OOH
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing   N/A           0           2.4%           $31,110** MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Production
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and TendersN/A           -50  -2.0%           N/A  
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems AssemblersN/A            N/A           N/A  
Assemblers and Fabricators, All OtherN/A           -590  -4.7%           N/A  
Butchers and Meat Cutters11,890      990  7.0%           $37,165  
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters9,830      660  4.7%           $39,835  
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders10,960      -320  -2.8%           $48,084  
Chemical Plant and System OperatorsN/A           -80  N/A           N/A  
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and TendersN/A           60  2.9%           N/A  
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders7,290      390  4.9%           $37,319  
Coil Winders, Tapers, and FinishersN/A           -90  N/A           N/A  
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and PlasticN/A           390  N/A           N/A  
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic17,450      840  5.0%           $41,036  
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and TendersN/A           10  N/A           N/A  
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders3,050      -70  -2.4%           $37,701  
Cutters and Trimmers, HandN/A           -30  N/A           N/A  
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A           50  N/A           N/A  
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic15,220      -620  -3.9%           $36,674  
Dental Laboratory TechniciansN/A           470  13.2%           N/A  
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A           -200  N/A           N/A  
Electrical and Electronic Equipment AssemblersN/A           -2,310  N/A           N/A  
Electromechanical Equipment AssemblersN/A           -690  N/A           N/A  
Engine and Other Machine AssemblersN/A           -340  N/A           N/A  
Etchers and EngraversN/A           30  N/A           N/A  
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic8,610      -450  N/A           $37,708  
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass FibersN/A           -40  N/A           N/A  
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A           -90  -1.0%           N/A  
Fabric and Apparel PatternmakersN/A            N/A           N/A  
Fiberglass Laminators and FabricatorsN/A           100  N/A           N/A  
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers61,510      1,460  2.4%           $65,014  
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and TendersN/A           50  N/A           N/A  
Food BatchmakersN/A           430  N/A           N/A  
Food Cooking Machine Operators and TendersN/A           180  N/A           N/A  
Food Processing Workers, All Other4,060      320  6.6%           $26,264  
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A           -190  N/A           N/A  
Foundry Mold and CoremakersN/A           -60  N/A           N/A  
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and TendersN/A           -30  N/A           N/A  
Furniture FinishersN/A           100  N/A           N/A  
Gas Plant OperatorsN/A           70  N/A           N/A  
Grinding and Polishing Workers, HandN/A           -260  N/A           N/A  
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic5,770      -330  -5.1%           $37,294  
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A           -160  N/A           N/A  
Helpers--Production Workers28,820      4,100  11.0%           $29,531  
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal WorkersN/A           -210  N/A           N/A  
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A           -140  -5.1%           N/A  
Layout Workers, Metal and PlasticN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Machine Feeders and OffbearersN/A           410  3.5%           N/A  
Machinists24,670      1,480  4.4%           $46,603  
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers14,670      300  2.3%           $27,810  
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All OtherN/A           20  N/A           N/A  
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and TendersN/A           -40  N/A           N/A  
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A           -280  N/A           N/A  
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A           -40  -0.3%           N/A  
Model Makers, Metal and PlasticN/A           -30  N/A           N/A  
Model Makers, WoodN/A            N/A           N/A  
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic4,880      60  1.3%           $36,374  
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic12,430      -850  -7.6%           $35,526  
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A           60  N/A           N/A  
Nuclear Power Reactor OperatorsN/A           -50  N/A           N/A  
Ophthalmic Laboratory TechniciansN/A           270  N/A           N/A  
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders39,550      2,100  4.6%           $32,902  
Painters, Transportation Equipment5,620      540  8.4%           $50,462  
Painting, Coating, and Decorating WorkersN/A           110  N/A           N/A  
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A           -640  N/A           N/A  
Patternmakers, Metal and PlasticN/A           -10  N/A           N/A  
Patternmakers, WoodN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and GaugersN/A           -50  N/A           N/A  
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators1,900      -690  -18.2%           $30,088  
Plant and System Operators, All OtherN/A           30  N/A           N/A  
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic3,290      -200  N/A           $37,399  
Pourers and Casters, MetalN/A           -140  N/A           N/A  
Power Distributors and DispatchersN/A           -60  -3.8%           N/A  
Power Plant OperatorsN/A           30  N/A           N/A  
Production Workers, All Other16,160      1,110  6.6%           $34,476  
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A           -270  N/A           N/A  
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, WoodN/A           230  N/A           N/A  
Semiconductor ProcessorsN/A           50  N/A           N/A  
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders5,960      140  N/A           $44,721  
Sewers, HandN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Sewing Machine Operators11,760      -1,400  -12.7%           $25,862  
Shoe and Leather Workers and RepairersN/A           -70  N/A           N/A  
Shoe Machine Operators and TendersN/A            N/A           N/A  
Slaughterers and Meat PackersN/A           370  N/A           N/A  
Team AssemblersN/A           -6,330  N/A           N/A  
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and TendersN/A           -100  N/A           N/A  
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A           -130  N/A           N/A  
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A           -280  N/A           N/A  
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A           -330  N/A           N/A  
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All OtherN/A           10  N/A           N/A  
Timing Device Assemblers and AdjustersN/A            N/A           N/A  
Tire BuildersN/A           20  N/A           N/A  
Tool and Die MakersN/A           -200  N/A           N/A  
Tool Grinders, Filers, and SharpenersN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
UpholsterersN/A           60  N/A           N/A  
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers31,800      2,240  7.0%           $45,562  
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A           -310  N/A           N/A  
Woodworkers, All OtherN/A           30  N/A           N/A  
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except SawingN/A           550  7.5%           N/A  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.