Papermakers are back in the workforce.
For the first time in several years, papermakers are getting paid more than any other profession.
As of May, the median papermaker salary in the United States was $52,300.
That’s up 6 percent from 2016, according to an analysis by the Labor Department.
Papermakers also earn more than all other industries except accounting, finance and management, which average $51,300 annually.
The average papermaker earns about $1,500 more than the national median.
Papermaker salaries are also up about 2.5 percent from last year, and the median wage rose to $49,700.
Those are good news for many, but especially for papermakers who make less than $20,000 per year.
It’s an area where papermakers have struggled.
According to the Labor Dept.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, papermaking employment in the U.S. fell by 16 percent between 2014 and 2020.
That was due to the recession and slow economic growth, but it also reflects more workers being laid off, as well as higher demand for papermaking.
“Papermakers have been hit hard by the economic downturn, but they are still able to make a living,” said Paul Lippman, managing director at J.L.P. Papermaking was founded in 1887 by John H. and William Lippmann.
In recent years, it has become a high-paying, high-volume manufacturing industry, with about 30 percent of its workforce employed in 2017, according the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The business employs about 1 million people in the state of Ohio.
The papermakers employ more than 80,000 people across the country, according data from the National Association of Papermakers.
In 2017, the business reported an average annual profit of $8.1 million.
Paperworkers earn more money than other occupations Papermakers can be paid as much as $22 an hour, which is higher than other manufacturing jobs, according in a 2015 report by the Center for Labor Research and Education.
But the job pays only $7.75 an hour in most cases.
The National Association for Papermakers, an advocacy group, said it found that papermakers make about $6 an hour less than other jobs.
It also said papermakers pay $4 an hour more than other professions because they have higher minimum wage requirements and can’t get overtime.
Lippmans papermaking business is now operating on a shoestring budget and the average payroll is about $3,000 a year, according.
A recent study from the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute found that the median hourly wage for paperworkers is $10.50 in New York and $13.50 across the United Kingdom.
A study by the American Council of Learned Societies, which tracks the wages of the highest-paid Americans, found that median hourly wages in the papermaking industry were $13 an hour lower in 2016 than they were in 1990.
The study estimated that the average papermakers hourly wage would be $9.40 a hour in 2018.
The median papermakers salary is higher, but only if you factor in overtime.
Some papermakers can get overtime as a condition of employment.
That includes those who work on-site in their shops and who work off-site.
Those workers can get $20 an hour to make up for the overtime, according J.H. Littman, the company’s managing director.
But if they don’t have a day off, they can get paid overtime if they are working overtime.
A papermaker’s workday can range from a few hours to a few weeks, depending on the industry and the type of papermaking job.
“The average paper maker works 24-7,” Littmans son said.
But in the past few years, the number of people who want to be papermakers has risen.
The industry’s share of the workforce has also increased, which led to a decrease in the number working full-time.
A 2016 study by economists at the University of Minnesota found that fewer than 5 percent of workers in the industry worked full- or part-time for the majority of their careers.
“We’re seeing more people entering the paper manufacturing sector who are part-timers,” said Michael R. Shafroth, a papermaker industry expert and professor at the College of Arts and Sciences at the university.
He said that’s because the paper industry is experiencing a shift to more online manufacturing, which has lowered costs.
“When you’re making money on the internet, you’re not making as much,” he said.
Paper mills have been expanding over the past decade.
Lillies mills closed in 2015 and Paperworks opened in 2017.
Lettow Paperworks, based in San Diego, has had to expand its business in recent years.
It now employs about 700 people.
It opened its first shop in May 2018 in San Francisco.
Luttrell Paperworks in New Jersey opened in April.
In 2019, Luttrill