Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Workforce

2.23M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

33.9

Estimated Job Growth

0.9%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$25,130

Average Male Salary

$29,400

Average Female Salary

$21,117

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The top three occupations in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Group are Waiters & waitresses, Cooks, Cashiers, Food service managers, and Food preparation workers. On average, full-time employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector work 42.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $36,151. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $11,080.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector are Eagle, Summit, Grand & Jackson Counties PUMA, CO, Paradise (Northwest) & Winchester PUMA, NV, and Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector. Waiters & waitresses are the most common position, but the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector employs a relatively high number of Gaming cage workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services goes to Computer hardware engineers.

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Occupations by Share

2.23M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 14.5M

0.245%

1 Year Growth

± 0.863%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.23M people employed in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector has been growing at a rate of 0.245%, , from 14.5M people in 2016 to 14.5M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Waiters & waitresses represent the largest share of positions held in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services at 15%, followed by Cooks with 12.6% and Cashiers with 6.33%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector, by number of employees, are Waiters & waitresses, Cooks, Cashiers, Food service managers, and Food preparation workers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sectors, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services employs an unusually high number of Gaming cage workers, Firstline supervisors of gaming workers, and Waiters & waitresses.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services, by average wage, are Computer hardware engineers, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Physicians & surgeons.

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Wages

Average Salary

$25,130

AVERAGE WAGE

± $227

On average, employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector make $25,130 per year. This number makes Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services the 12 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 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.504

WAGE GINI

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services has a wage GINI of 0.504, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food 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 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $29,400 and $21,117. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

7.5M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±65.5k

7.04M

MALE WORKFORCE

±63.6k

51.6% of workers in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$29,400

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$387

$21,117

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$244

On average, Male workers in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector make 1.39 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, Asian employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector earn 1.19 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 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services 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. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry 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.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry 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 Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector, 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 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.9%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

2.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services Industry Sector, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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