Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers

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Workforce
5.85M
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.2
Estimated Job Growth
-0.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$87,869
Average Male Salary
$98,468
Average Female Salary
$76,684

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The top three occupations in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Customer service representatives, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. On average, full-time employees in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group work 44.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $92,104. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23 hours and earn an average annual salary of $30,723.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Montgomery County (South)The Woodlands (North) PUMA, TX, Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers .

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are the most common position, but the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Occupations by Share

5.85M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 232k
1.81%
1 Year Growth
± 7.11%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 5.85M people employed in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.81%, , from 228k people in 2017 to 232k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing represent the largest share of positions held in Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers at 26%, followed by Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers with 13% and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 3.79%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group, by number of employees, are Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Customer service representatives, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers employs an unusually high number of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chemists & materials scientists.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers , by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Other financial clerks.

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Wages

Average Salary

$87,869
AVERAGE WAGE
± $4,499

On average, employees in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group make $87,869 per year. This number makes Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers the 22 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 Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.445
WAGE GINI

Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers has a wage GINI of 0.445, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers (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 Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $98,468 and $76,684. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

113k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±8.24k
119k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.47k

51.3% of workers in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$98,468
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$6,520
$76,684
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$6,070

On average, Male workers in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group make 1.28 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  2. Two or More Races
  3. Asian

On average, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander employees in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group earn 1.85 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 Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers 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 Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group is Manufacturing.

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 Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.

The Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers 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 Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the wholesale trade 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 wholesale trade industry has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.7%) 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 wholesale trade.
-0.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is wholesale trade.
2.7%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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