Building material & supplies dealers

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Workforce
1.04M
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42
Average Salary
$39,644
Average Male Salary
$43,035
Average Female Salary
$32,467

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The top three occupations in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group are Retail salespersons, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Customer service representatives, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. On average, full-time employees in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group work 43.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $48,036. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $15,265.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group are Eau Claire & Chippewa (South) Counties PUMA, WI, Bristol (Outside New Bedford City) & Plymouth (South) Counties PUMA, MA, and Cape Coral City PUMA, FL. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Building material & supplies dealers.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group. Retail salespersons are the most common position, but the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Glaziers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Building material & supplies dealers goes to Sales engineers.

Monthly Employment

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9.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 27.4M people employed in the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry. This represents a 9.62% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.04M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 24.9k
−2.2%
1 Year Growth
± 3.46%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −2.2%, , from 1.06M people in 2018 to 1.04M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Building material & supplies dealers by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Retail salespersons represent the largest share of positions held in Building material & supplies dealers at 25.8%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 13% and Cashiers with 8.39%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Customer service representatives, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Building material & supplies dealers employs an unusually high number of Glaziers, Merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and Retail salespersons.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Building material & supplies dealers, by average wage, are Sales engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Computer programmers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$39,644
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,122

On average, employees in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group make $39,644 per year. This number makes Building material & supplies dealers the 211 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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 Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.445
WAGE GINI

Building material & supplies dealers has a wage GINI of 0.445, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Building material & supplies dealers (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 Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $43,035 and $32,467. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

332k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±14.1k
703k
MALE WORKFORCE
±20.5k

67.9% of workers in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$43,035
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,471
$32,467
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,545

On average, Male workers in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group make 1.33 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Other

On average, White employees in the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group earn 1.05 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 Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Building material & supplies dealers 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. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group is Construction.

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

The closest comparable data for Building material & supplies dealers is from Retail Trade.

The Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group 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

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LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

The Construction Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Building material & supplies dealers Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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