Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers

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Workforce
163k
2018 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.8
Average Salary
$61,517
Average Male Salary
$64,416
Average Female Salary
$50,679

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The top three occupations in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group work 45.6 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $63,323. Part-time employees in the same industry work 24 hours and earn an average annual salary of $33,717.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Coweta County PUMA, GA, Chester County (South) PUMA, PA, and St. Croix & Dunn Counties PUMA, WI. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are the most common position, but the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Glaziers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

163k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 9.91k
-8.05%
1 Year Growth
± 9.16%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -8.05%, , from 177k people in 2017 to 163k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing represent the largest share of positions held in Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers at 20%, followed by Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 12.5% and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers with 11.7%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group, by number of employees, are Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Customer service representatives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers employs an unusually high number of Glaziers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Financial managers, and Other managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$61,517
AVERAGE WAGE
± $3,984

On average, employees in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group make $61,517 per year. This number makes Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers the 84 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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 Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.41
WAGE GINI

Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers has a wage GINI of 0.41, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (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 Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $64,416 and $50,679. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

34.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±4.55k
129k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.8k

78.9% of workers in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$64,416
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$4,757
$50,679
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$6,118

On average, Male workers in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group make 1.27 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Other

On average, Asian employees in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group earn 1.19 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 Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers 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. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers 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 Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.

The Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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