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What is 3D Printing?



What is 3D Printing?

What is 3D Printing?

The 3D printing industry is no longer just interesting. It has become downright essential for business, and this is a prospect that investors should be aware of.

The statistics are becoming very straightforward. Roughly 75% of all large manufacturing companies and even 59% of small manufacturers have adopted it in some way. The number of jobs posted requiring workers with 3D printing skills has jumped 1,834% in four years, and still 103% year-over-year from 2013 to 2014.

It’s being used in virtually every sector, with five sectors all making up significant spending: automotive (17.3%), aerospace (12.3%), industrial machines (18.5%), consumer products (18.0%), and medical/dental (13.7%).

There’s been no shortage of success stories either. For example, as pointed out in the infographic, Ducati was able to reduce its development time by 20 months for its Desmosedici race bike engine, good for about an 80% increase in efficiency. Genesis Systems created robotic grippers for an 83% lower cost and in much less time.

While these exceptional stories are fairly anecdotal for now, we expect their size and scope to jump significantly as large-scale manufacturers adopt and integrate 3D printing systems into their production cycles.

Original graphic by: Stratasys

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What is the Median Pay of Magnificent Seven Companies?

The Magnificent Seven companies are fueling stock market gains. In this graphic, we show the median pay of each company in 2023.



This circle graphic shows the median pay of employees at the Magnificent Seven companies.

What is the Median Pay of Magnificent Seven Companies?

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The Magnificent Seven are lifting the stock market to new highs, led by Nvidia, Microsoft, Apple, and Alphabet in particular.

In May alone, these tech giants added $1.4 trillion in market capitalization to the S&P 500—surpassing the combined gains of 296 other stocks during the same period. Notably, Nvidia contributed to more than half of this rise. As tech stocks boom, many are offering robust salaries with substantial stock option plans.

This graphic shows the median pay of the Magnificent Seven companies in 2023, based on analysis from The Wall Street Journal and MyLogIQ.

The Highest Paying Companies in the Magnificent Seven

Below, we show the median employee pay of the Magnificent Seven companies in 2023:

CompanyMedian Employee Pay
CEO Total Pay

Data for Microsoft is from SEC filings. Total CEO pay includes equity awards and cash pay.

Meta ranks as the highest overall, with a median pay of $379,050, which is more than six times the national median salary.

Not only is it the leading company in the Magnificent Seven, it has one of the highest median pay across S&P 500 companies. Between 2022 and 2023, employee pay increased 28%, following four rounds of layoffs that slashed thousands of employees in its “year of efficiency”.

Following Meta is Google’s parent company, Alphabet, with a median pay of $315,531. The company operates a hybrid work policy, requiring employees to be in the office about three days a week. This mirrors a trend seen across Amazon and Salesforce to encourage in-person collaboration.

At Nvidia, employees received a median pay of $266,939, fueled by its soaring share price. Last year, over $300 million in value was delivered to its staff under its employee stock purchase plan. Along with a competitive pay package, the company offers an unlimited vacation policy along with 22-weeks of paid parental leave.

Falling near the bottom of the pack is Tesla, where the median salary for employees is $45,811. The automotive sector is notorious for steep wage gaps between CEOs and workers, with CEOs often earning 300 times more than the median employee.

In 2023, Tesla CEO Elon Musk earned no compensation, and is instead paid through incentive-based stock options. Recently, a judge invalidated a staggering $56 billion pay package for the executive, deeming it unfair to the company’s shareholders. This pay package was awarded in 2018, with stipulations that Tesla meet certain performance requirements over a 10-year timeframe.

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