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According to the SPI (Society of the Plastics Industry - www.plasticsindustry.org):

 

 

  • The plastics industry the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States, providing significantly to the nation's economy.

 

  • The U.S. plastics industry employs more than 1.1 million workers.

 

  • The U.S. plastics industry creates $379 billion in annual shipments.

 

  • There are nearly 18,500 plastics facilities in the United States.

 

  • The U.S. plastics industry had a $10.9-billion trade surplus in 2007.

 

  • The plastics industry has a presence in every state.

 

  • Since 1980, U.S. plastics industry shipments have grown 3.4 percent per year.

 

  • Over the past 26 years, productivity in plastics manufacturing has grown 2.3 percent per year, which is faster than productivity growth for manufacturuing as a whole.

 

 

 

 

In Rhode Island:

Rhode Island is home to plastics manufacturers and establishments engaged in plastics processing activities that employ nearly 5,900 hundred people.

 

 

The average wage of a plastics industry employee in Rhode Island is $39,900.

 

 

 

 

In Connecticut:

Connecticut is home to plastics manufacturers and establishements engaged in plastics processing activities that employ nearly 13,400 people. Nationally, Connecticut is ranked 25th in plastics industry employment.

 

 

The average wage of a plastics industry employee in Connecticut is $42,900.

 

 

 

 

In Massachusetts:

Massachusetts is home to plastics manufacturers and establishments engaged in plastics processing activities that employ nearly 26,200 people. Nationally, Massachusetts is ranked 14th in plastics industry employment.

 

 

The average wage of a plastics industry employee in Massachusetts is $41,800.