U. S. Air Force

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Workforce

219k

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

29.2

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$48,276

Average Male Salary

$48,600

Average Female Salary

$46,847

About

The top three occupations in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group are Military, rank not specified, Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members, Firstline enlisted military supervisors, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers. On average, full-time employees in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group work 45.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $49,119. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,883.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group are Fountain City PUMA, CO, Wichita CountyWichita Falls City PUMA, TX, and Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is U. S. Air Force.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group. Military, rank not specified are the most common position, but the U. S. Air Force Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Firstline enlisted military supervisors, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in U. S. Air Force goes to Physicians & surgeons.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

219k

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 11.5k

4.96%

1 Year Growth

± 7.16%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 4.96%, , from 208k people in 2016 to 219k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in U. S. Air Force by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Military, rank not specified represent the largest share of positions held in U. S. Air Force at 18.6%, followed by Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members with 15% and Firstline enlisted military supervisors with 6.92%.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in U. S. Air Force, by average wage, are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Registered nurses.

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Wages

Average Salary

$48,276

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,921

On average, employees in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group make $48,276 per year. This number makes U. S. Air Force the 160 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 U. S. Air Force Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.362

WAGE GINI

U. S. Air Force has a wage GINI of 0.362, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in U. S. Air Force (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 U. S. Air Force Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the U. S. Air Force Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $48,600 and $46,847. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

40.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±4.94k

178k

MALE WORKFORCE

±10.4k

81.5% of workers in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the U. S. Air Force Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$48,600

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,110

$46,847

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$4,625

On average, Male workers in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group make 1.04 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the U. S. Air Force 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. American Indian

On average, Asian employees in the U. S. Air Force Industry Group earn 1.06 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 U. S. Air Force Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the U. S. Air Force 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 U. S. Air Force Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the U. S. Air Force Industry Group is Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing.

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 U. S. Air Force is from Active Duty Military.

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Intermediate Inputs

The U. S. Air Force 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 Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the U. S. Air Force Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the U. S. Air Force Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the U. S. Air Force 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 U. S. Air Force Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the U. S. Air Force Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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