Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges

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Workforce
4.31M
2018 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
40.2
Average Salary
$53,271
Average Male Salary
$61,881
Average Female Salary
$46,145

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The top three occupations in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group are Postsecondary teachers, Education administrators, Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, and Teaching assistants. On average, full-time employees in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group work 44 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $70,884. Part-time employees in the same industry work 17.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $14,627.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group are Ann Arbor City Area PUMA, MI, Tompkins County PUMA, NY, and Cambridge City PUMA, MA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group. Postsecondary teachers are the most common position, but the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Postsecondary teachers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges goes to Surgeons.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

4.31M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 50.3k
1.48%
1 Year Growth
± 1.63%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.48%, , from 4.25M people in 2017 to 4.31M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Postsecondary teachers represent the largest share of positions held in Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges at 31.2%, followed by Education administrators with 7.65% and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive with 3.35%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers, Education administrators, Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, and Teaching assistants.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs an unusually high number of Postsecondary teachers, Residential advisors, and Tutors.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, by average wage, are Surgeons, Physicians, and Compensation & benefits managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$53,271
AVERAGE WAGE
± $727

On average, employees in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group make $53,271 per year. This number makes Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges the 133 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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.499
WAGE GINI

Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges has a wage GINI of 0.499, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $61,881 and $46,145. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

2.36M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±37.4k
1.95M
MALE WORKFORCE
±34.1k

54.7% of workers in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$61,881
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,288
$46,145
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$774

On average, Male workers in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group make 1.34 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group.

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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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group earn 1.06 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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges 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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group is Educational services, health care, and social assistance.

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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

The Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges 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

The closest comparable data for Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

The Educational services, health care, and social assistance Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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