Active Duty Military

Industry Sector

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Workforce
1.13M
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
29.3
Average Salary
$50,712
Average Male Salary
$51,305
Average Female Salary
$49,611

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The top three occupations in the Active Duty Military Industry Group are Military, rank not specified, Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members, Firstline enlisted military supervisors, Military officer special & tactical operations leaders, and Aircraft mechanics & service technicians. On average, full-time employees in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector work 50.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $51,926. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $24,539.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC, and Fountain City PUMA, CO. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Active Duty Military.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector. Military, rank not specified are the most common position, but the Active Duty Military Industry Sector employs a relatively high number of Military, rank not specified, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Active Duty Military goes to Surgeons.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
1.33%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 22.5M people employed in the Government industry. This represents a 1.33% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.13M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 26k
5.67%
1 Year Growth
± 3.12%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector has been growing at a rate of 5.67%, , from 1.07M people in 2019 to 1.13M people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Active Duty Military by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Military, rank not specified represent the largest share of positions held in Active Duty Military at 23.9%, followed by Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members with 14.8% and Firstline enlisted military supervisors with 6.52%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sectors, Active Duty Military employs an unusually high number of Military, rank not specified, Military officer special & tactical operations leaders, and Firstline enlisted military supervisors.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Active Duty Military, by average wage, are Surgeons, Nurse anesthetists, and Optometrists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$50,712
AVERAGE WAGE
± $888

On average, employees in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector make $50,712 per year. This number makes Active Duty Military the 11 highest paying Industry Sector in the United States out of a total of 14 Industry Sectors.

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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 Active Duty Military Industry Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.367
WAGE GINI

Active Duty Military has a wage GINI of 0.367, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Active Duty Military (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 Active Duty Military Industry Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Active Duty Military Industry Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Active Duty Military Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $51,305 and $49,611. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

164k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±9.95k
970k
MALE WORKFORCE
±24.1k

85.5% of workers in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Active Duty Military Industry Sector.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$51,305
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$972
$49,611
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$957

On average, Male workers in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector make 1.03 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector earn 1.04 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 Active Duty Military Industry Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Active Duty Military Industry Sector. 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 Active Duty Military Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Active Duty Military Industry Sector is Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing.

In this flow diagram, 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.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Active Duty Military Industry Sector 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 Active Duty Military Industry Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Active Duty Military Industry Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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