Employment of production occupations is projected to decline 4 percent, with a loss of about 406,900 jobs from 2016 to 2026. Technological advancements are expected to continue to replace many of the manufacturing workers that make up a large share of the production occupations. Fewer workers are expected to be needed in the manufacturing sector as many processes have become computer-controlled.
The median annual wage for production occupations was $33,990 in May 2017, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Protective Service Occupations, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/home.htm