Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges

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Workforce
4.49M
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
40.1
Average Salary
$53,343
Average Male Salary
$61,930
Average Female Salary
$61,881

About

The top three occupations in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group are Postsecondary teachers, Education administrators, Teaching assistants, Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, and Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors. On average, full-time employees in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group work 43.6 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $71,343. Part-time employees in the same industry work 17.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $15,338.

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.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
5.86%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 23.6M people employed in the Education and Health Services industry. This represents a 5.86% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Education and Health Services over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

4.49M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 51.3k
4.13%
1 Year Growth
± 1.57%

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 4.13%, , from 4.31M people in 2018 to 4.49M people in 2019.

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 31.3%, followed by Education administrators with 7.16% and Teaching assistants with 3.29%.

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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, Teaching assistants, Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, and Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors.

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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 Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors.

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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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$53,343
AVERAGE WAGE
± $710

On average, employees in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group make $53,343 per year. This number makes Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges the 144 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

0.495
WAGE GINI

Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges has a wage GINI of 0.495, which is more than than the national average of 0.478. 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 $61,930 and $61,881. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

2.51M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±38.6k
1.98M
MALE WORKFORCE
±34.4k

55.8% 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

$61,930
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,271
$61,881
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,288

On average, Male workers in the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges Industry Group make 1 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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