Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Pathways by Career Cluster: Manufacturing
Career Cluster and PathwaysMSHSHWHDEmployment
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  
Manufacturing Production Process Development   1,260      72           3.2%           $59,889  
Maintenance, Installation & Repair  8,060      541           6.2%           $52,553  
Quality Assurance    1,740      -120           -7.7%           $43,978  
Pathways by Geographic Region: Manufacturing
PathwayRegionEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
ProductionMid-Atlantic525,130     1,070         0.2%           $41,330  
ProductionUnited States6,046,690     -313,700         -4.0%           $40,708  
Manufacturing Production Process DevelopmentMid-Atlantic61,970     3,300         3.3%           $63,396  
Manufacturing Production Process DevelopmentUnited States510,320     2,800         0.3%           $61,238  
Maintenance, Installation & RepairMid-Atlantic342,760     24,480         7.0%           $50,651  
Maintenance, Installation & RepairUnited States2,973,240     206,700         6.7%           $48,537  
Quality AssuranceMid-Atlantic90,970     690         0.8%           $44,912  
Quality AssuranceUnited States973,490     -36,100         -3.9%           $44,356  

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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.