Employment services

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Workforce

3.57M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

40.6

Estimated Job Growth

0.5%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$45,081

Average Male Salary

$50,551

Average Female Salary

$40,565

About

The top three occupations in the Employment services Industry Group are Human resources workers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Miscellaneous managers, Registered nurses, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors. On average, full-time employees in the Employment services Industry Group work 42.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $51,695. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,771.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Employment services Industry Group are Milwaukee City (Central) PUMA, WI, St. Louis County (Northeast) PUMA, MO, and Akron City (East) PUMA, OH. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Employment services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Employment services Industry Group. Human resources workers are the most common position, but the Employment services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Human resources workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Employment services goes to Physicians & surgeons.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

3.57M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 935k

-0.52%

1 Year Growth

± 3.59%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 3.57M people employed in the Employment services Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Employment services Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -0.52%, , from 940k people in 2016 to 935k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Employment services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Human resources workers represent the largest share of positions held in Employment services at 13.6%, followed by Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 7.1% and Miscellaneous managers with 5.35%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Employment services employs an unusually high number of Human resources workers, Packers & packagers, hand, and Engine & other machine assemblers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Employment services, by average wage, are Physicians & surgeons, Medical & health services managers, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$45,081

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,508

On average, employees in the Employment services Industry Group make $45,081 per year. This number makes Employment services the 173 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 Employment services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.512

WAGE GINI

Employment services has a wage GINI of 0.512, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Employment services (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 Employment services Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Employment services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $50,551 and $40,565. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

512k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±17.5k

423k

MALE WORKFORCE

±15.9k

54.8% of workers in the Employment services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Employment services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,551

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,685

$40,565

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,618

On average, Male workers in the Employment services Industry Group make 1.25 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Employment services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, White employees in the Employment services Industry Group earn 1.17 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 Employment services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Employment services 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 Employment services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Employment services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

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 Employment services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Employment services 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 Employment services Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.5%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.6%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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Output Growth

2.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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