Active Duty Military

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Workforce
1.01M
2018 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
28.9
Average Salary
$48,204
Average Male Salary
$48,813
Average Female Salary
$44,496

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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 pilots & flight engineers. On average, full-time employees in the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector work 50.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $49,254. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $22,403.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-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 Sub-Sector. Military, rank not specified are the most common position, but the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-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.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.01M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 24.6k
-1.73%
1 Year Growth
± 3.48%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector has been declining at a rate of -1.73%, , from 1.03M people in 2017 to 1.01M people in 2018.

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%, followed by Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members with 17.1% and Firstline enlisted military supervisors with 7.17%.

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Most Specialized

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

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Active Duty Military, by average wage, are Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$48,204
AVERAGE WAGE
± $918

On average, employees in the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector make $48,204 per year. This number makes Active Duty Military the 11 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-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 Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.38
WAGE GINI

Active Duty Military has a wage GINI of 0.38, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. 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 Sub-Sector.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $48,813 and $44,496. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

143k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±9.27k
870k
MALE WORKFORCE
±22.8k

85.9% of workers in the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$48,813
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,011
$44,496
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$2,084

On average, Male workers in the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector make 1.1 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-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 Sub-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 Sub-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 Sub-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 Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector 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

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Intermediate Inputs

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The Active Duty Military Industry Sub-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

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The Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Active Duty Military Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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