Perceptions: Fiction vs. Fact

Manufacturing perceptions have changed over the years, but there are a few still floating around that simply aren’t true. Many of those ideas are significantly outdated – manufacturing has come a long way, especially in recent years.

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Fiction: Manufacturing workers are inadequately compensated for their hard work.
Fact: Entry-level manufacturing engineers are paid nearly $60K and the average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000.

Fiction: Manufacturing companies don’t provide for their employees.
Fact: 90 percent of workers have medical benefits and 78 percent get retirement contributions from their employers.

Fiction: The industry’s future is uncertain; jobs come and go.
Fact: Manufacturing workers have the highest job tenure in the private sector.