Metal ore mining

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Workforce

39.1k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.8

Estimated Job Growth

-0.6%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$80,743

Average Male Salary

$82,199

Average Female Salary

$69,508

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The top three occupations in the Metal ore mining Industry Group are Mining machine operators, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, and Miscellaneous managers. On average, full-time employees in the Metal ore mining Industry Group work 46.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $81,345. Part-time employees in the same industry work 18.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $60,895.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Metal ore mining Industry Group are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Gila, Graham, Greenlee & Pinal (East) Counties PUMA, AZ, and Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Metal ore mining.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Metal ore mining Industry Group. Mining machine operators are the most common position, but the Metal ore mining Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Mining machine operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Metal ore mining goes to Accountants & auditors.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

39.1k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 45.1k

-3.62%

1 Year Growth

± 16.8%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 39.1k people employed in the Metal ore mining Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Metal ore mining Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -3.62%, , from 46.8k people in 2016 to 45.1k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Metal ore mining by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Mining machine operators represent the largest share of positions held in Metal ore mining at 14.5%, followed by Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 6.89% and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers with 6.66%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Metal ore mining employs an unusually high number of Mining machine operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, and Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Metal ore mining, by average wage, are Accountants & auditors, Environmental scientists & geoscientists, and Miscellaneous managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$80,743

AVERAGE WAGE

± $7,082

On average, employees in the Metal ore mining Industry Group make $80,743 per year. This number makes Metal ore mining the 32 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Metal ore mining Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.321

WAGE GINI

Metal ore mining has a wage GINI of 0.321, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Metal ore mining (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Metal ore mining Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Metal ore mining Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Metal ore mining Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Metal ore mining Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $82,199 and $69,508. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

5.18k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±1.77k

39.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

±4.91k

88.5% of workers in the Metal ore mining Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Metal ore mining Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$82,199

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$7,802

$69,508

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$13,046

On average, Male workers in the Metal ore mining Industry Group make 1.18 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Metal ore mining Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. White

  2. Two or More Races

  3. American Indian

On average, White employees in the Metal ore mining Industry Group earn 1.02 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Metal ore mining Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Metal ore mining Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Mining has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Metal ore mining Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Metal ore mining Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Metal ore mining is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Metal ore mining Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Mining Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Metal ore mining Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Metal ore mining Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Metal ore mining Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Metal ore mining Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.6%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

-0.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Metal ore mining Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Metal ore mining Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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