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Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $39.13
Statewide median: $24.45


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Tapers *

Area Low Median High
$24.35 $30.98 $40.10
$24.69 $39.13 $39.63
Northwest Minnesota
$14.96 $18.61 $23.73
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$39.00 $39.36 $40.10

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 330 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Tapers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 471 new Tapers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Tapers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 19,800 19,900 100 0.5%
Minnesota 580 579 -1 -0.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 439 438 -1 -0.2%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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