Administrative, support & waste management services

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Workforce
9.33M
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.2
Estimated Job Growth
0.5%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$39,850
Average Male Salary
$43,369
Average Female Salary
$34,567

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The top three occupations in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Group are Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, Janitors & building cleaners, Security guards & gaming surveillance officers, Customer service representatives, and Maids & housekeeping cleaners. On average, full-time employees in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector work 43.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $45,546. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $15,749.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector are Waukegan, Zion, Benton & Newport Townships PUMA, IL, Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL, and Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Administrative, support & waste management services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are the most common position, but the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Pest control workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Administrative, support & waste management services goes to Physicians.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

9.33M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 5.93M
2.48%
1 Year Growth
± 1.37%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 9.33M people employed in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector has been growing at a rate of 2.48%, , from 5.79M people in 2017 to 5.93M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Administrative, support & waste management services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers represent the largest share of positions held in Administrative, support & waste management services at 11.2%, followed by Janitors & building cleaners with 11% and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers with 8.44%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector, by number of employees, are Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, Janitors & building cleaners, Security guards & gaming surveillance officers, Customer service representatives, and Maids & housekeeping cleaners.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Administrative, support & waste management services employs an unusually high number of Pest control workers, Travel agents, and Tree trimmers and pruners.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Administrative, support & waste management services, by average wage, are Physicians, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, and Other financial specialists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$39,850
AVERAGE WAGE
± $488

On average, employees in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector make $39,850 per year. This number makes Administrative, support & waste management services the 16 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 Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.463
WAGE GINI

Administrative, support & waste management services has a wage GINI of 0.463, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Administrative, support & waste management 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 Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $43,369 and $34,567. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

2.37M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±37.5k
3.56M
MALE WORKFORCE
±45.8k

60% of workers in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$43,369
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$679
$34,567
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$662

On average, Male workers in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector 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 Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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

On average, Asian employees in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.34 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 Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Administrative, support & waste management services 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. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector 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 Administrative, support & waste management services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Administrative, support & waste management services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector 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 Administrative, support & waste management services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the administrative and waste services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The administrative and waste services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.5%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is administrative and waste services.
0.5%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is administrative and waste services.
2.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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