Plastics Engineer Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about plastics engineer demographics? We analyzed 218 plastics engineers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Plastics Engineer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as plastics engineers. Keep reading to find out what the results for plastics engineers were.

Plastics Engineer Gender Ratio

Among plastics engineers, 8.9% of them are women compared to 78.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 78.8%
  • Unknown, 12.3%
  • Female, 8.9%

Plastics Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among plastics engineers is White, which makes up 71.8% of all plastics engineers. Comparatively, there are 14.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 71.8%
  • Asian, 14.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.7%
  • Black or African American, 3.6%
  • Unknown, 1.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Plastics Engineers

The chart below shows that 28.6% of plastics engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 21.4% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 14.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 28.6%
  • German, 21.4%
  • Japanese, 14.3%
  • Cantonese, 14.3%
  • Mandarin, 14.3%
  • Other, 7.1%

Plastics Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among plastics engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Plastics Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the plastics engineer position over time.


Plastics Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of plastics engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of plastics engineers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Plastics Engineer

By looking over 218 plastics engineers resumes, we figured out that the average plastics engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Plastics Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of plastics engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of plastics engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Plastics Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, machine tool designer and senior electronics design engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Plastics Engineer79%9%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Plastics Engineer
Domestic Engineer

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Plastics Engineers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to plastics engineers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Plastics Engineer0.00%
Hardware Test Engineer3.53%
Senior Instrumentation And Control Engineer4.72%
Senior Design Engineering Specialist6.59%
Product Safety Consultant7.24%
Optomechanical Engineer7.40%
Aeronautical Design Engineer8.02%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Plastics Engineer?

Male Income
Female Income

Plastics Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Plastics Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$69,293
Master's Degree$73,718
Doctorate Degree$78,525

Plastics Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Plastics Engineer Heatmaps

Where Do Plastics Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where plastics engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Plastics Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ plastics engineers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most plastics engineers is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire plastics engineers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Plastics Engineer Work In

Employees with the plastics engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most plastics engineers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ plastics engineers. Those industries include manufacturing, automotive and retail.

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