A new study finds that U.S. lead battery manufacturers and recyclers provided more than $6 billion in labor income and more than $28 billion in economic output in 2016.
The study, Economic Contribution of the U.S. Lead Battery Industry, shows how battery manufacturers and recyclers directly support their local economies with employee revenue, as well as multiplier effects.
A new study finds that the U.S. lead battery manufacturing and recycling industry employs 20,550 workers, spends $1.4 billion annually on payroll, and generates $11.6 billion in business sales. The average, per-worker salary among lead mining and recycling companies is $83,606; the average, per-worker salary among lead battery manufacturers is $62,343. Compared to many other private industry sectors, salaries in the lead battery industry are 59 percent higher for mining and recycling workers, and 19 percent higher for manufacturing workers.
In addition to direct employees, the industry supports 35,860 supplier jobs in a variety of industries, and an additional 38,320 jobs from worker spending.
Together the impact is nearly 95,000 jobs. Beyond job impact, the lead battery industry annually supports nearly:
- $6 billion in labor income;
- $11.2 billion in gross domestic product (GDP);
- $28.5 billion in output or overall economic impact in 2016; and
- $2.5 billion in government revenue.
These impacts represent the lead battery industry’s contribution to the U.S. economy.
For more information, please click here to download Economic Contribution of the U.S. Lead Battery Industry.