Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying

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Workforce

91.5k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

45.3

Estimated Job Growth

-0.8%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$62,004

Average Male Salary

$63,860

Average Female Salary

$48,793

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The top three occupations in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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 Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics. On average, full-time employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group work 47.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $63,391. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $21,629.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group are Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY, LaSalle County PUMA, IL, and Concho Valley COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (East) PUMA, TX. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying.

Workforce

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

The highest average salary in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying goes to Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

91.5k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 90.2k

-4.19%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 91.5k people employed in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -4.19%, , from 94.2k people in 2016 to 90.2k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Mining machine operators represent the largest share of positions held in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying at 11.4%, followed by Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 10.5% and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers with 8.46%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying employs an unusually high number of Mining machine operators, Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators, and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, and Human resources managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$62,004

AVERAGE WAGE

± $4,776

On average, employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group make $62,004 per year. This number makes Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying the 79 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.344

WAGE GINI

Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying has a wage GINI of 0.344, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying (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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $63,860 and $48,793. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

11.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±2.59k

79.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

±6.9k

87.7% of workers in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,860

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$5,314

$48,793

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$7,856

On average, Male workers in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group make 1.31 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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. Asian

On average, White employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.8%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

-0.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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Output Growth

1.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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