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Manufacturing Industry Sector Report

 

August 2017 — Labor Market Intelligence Center

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The manufacturing industry makes up the 6th largest sector by employment in the DFW, averaging about 22,000 new hires each quarter.

Did You Know?

From 2006 to 2016, Beverage and Tabaco Product Manufacturing (NAICS 312) experienced the strongest growth within the sector in the DFW.

Source: JobsEQ

Notable Manufacturing Employers in Dallas County

  • Dal-Tile Corp.
  • Frito-Lay
  • Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
  • Texas Instruments
  • Poly-America

Source: BusinessWise & Esri

Skills in Demand in Dallas County

  • Equipment Repair and Maintenance
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Machine Tools
  • Welding
  • Basic Electrical Systems

Source: Burning Glass

Visual graph illustrating the wage data below

Machinists

  • Entry wage: $25,295
  • Median wage: $36,712

Welders, Cutters, Solders and Brazers

  • Entry wage: $26,136
  • Median wage: $35,880

Engineering Technicians, Ex. Drafters and all other

  • Entry wage: $29,350
  • Median wage: $57,667

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

  • Entry wage: $37,755
  • Median wage: $58,261

Industrial Production Managers

  • Entry wage: $74,652
  • Median wage: $103,061

Source: Texas Workforce Commission

  • Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • CNC/CAD/CAM
  • Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician
  • Technical Platform
  • Welding
  • Machinist
Visual graph illustrating the graduate wage gain data below
  • High School Diploma: $34,838
  • DCCCD Award: $49,079
  • Incremental Gain: $4,241
Source: Chmura Economics Economic Impact Report 2014-2015

Healthcare & Social Assistance

  • 11.4% of the regional economy
  • 36% automation potential

Retail Trade

  • 10.5% of the regional economy
  • 53% automation potential

Accommodation & Food Services

  • 8.9% of the regional economy
  • 73% automation potential

Administrative/Support and Waste Management/Remediation Services

  • 8.0% of the regional economy
  • 39% automation potential

Educational Services

  • 7.8% of the regional economy
  • 27% automation potential

Manufacturing

  • 7.4% of the regional economy
  • 60% automation potential

Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

  • 7.3% of the regional economy
  • 35% automation potential

Construction

  • 6.2% of the regional economy
  • 47% automation potential

Finance & Insurance

  • 5.7% of the regional economy
  • 43% automation potential

Transportation & Warehousing

  • 5.7% of the regional economy
  • 57% automation potential

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; McKinsey Global Institute

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Aerospace Painter
  • CNC Machinist
  • Warehouse Associates
  • Customer Service
  • Production Worker
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Source: DCCCD LMIC Survey of Dallas County Manufacturers Association

Contact Ben Magill, executive director, Labor Market Intelligence Center.

Ben Magill
Executive Director