What you don't know about today's
manufacturing industry may surprise you.
If U.S. manufacturing was a country by itself, it would be the eighth largest economy in the world.
More than one in six U.S. private sector jobs depends on the U.S. manufacturing base.
Manufacturing employs 12 million workers in the United States and another 6 million in related industries.
The average, that’s AVERAGE full-time manufacturing employee in the US earns over $57,000 a year in wages and benefits. That’s a higher average of pay than in any other domestic industry in the U.S. workforce.
According to Texas Industry Profiles, over 928,000 people in the state of Texas are making it work in the manufacturing industry. Of that total, over 110,000 of those careers are in computer and electronic product manufacturing.
The average, that’s AVERAGE full-time manufacturing employee in the US earns over $57,000 a year in wages and benefits.
In Northeast Texas, manufacturing is the second largest employer of any single industry.
• The United States is the world's #1 manufacturer, accounting for about a quarter of global manufacturing output.
• The US out-produces No. 2 China by more than 40 percent.
• A production worker in the state of Texas earns $14.50 an hour.
• A welder in Texas can earn over $20 per hour.
• An electrical engineer in Texas can earn over $50 dollars an hour.
• An experienced chemist in the state of Texas can earn nearly $90,000 a year.