Elementary & secondary schools

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Workforce
1.08M
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.4
Estimated Job Growth
1.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$44,658
Average Male Salary
$51,786
Average Female Salary
$42,290

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The top three occupations in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group are Elementary & middle school teachers, Teaching assistants, Secondary school teachers, Education administrators, and Janitors & building cleaners. On average, full-time employees in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group work 42.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $51,124. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,940.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group are Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY, Islip Town (South) PUMA, NY, and Borough Park, Kensington & Ocean Parkway PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Elementary & secondary schools.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group. Elementary & middle school teachers are the most common position, but the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Elementary & middle school teachers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Elementary & secondary schools goes to Physicians.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.08M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 9.17M
1.39%
1 Year Growth
± 1.1%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.08M people employed in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.39%, , from 9.04M people in 2017 to 9.17M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Elementary & secondary schools by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Elementary & middle school teachers represent the largest share of positions held in Elementary & secondary schools at 41.1%, followed by Teaching assistants with 10.6% and Secondary school teachers with 8.06%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Teaching assistants, Secondary school teachers, Education administrators, and Janitors & building cleaners.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Elementary & secondary schools employs an unusually high number of Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Special education teachers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Elementary & secondary schools, by average wage, are Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Training & development managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$44,658
AVERAGE WAGE
± $264

On average, employees in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group make $44,658 per year. This number makes Elementary & secondary schools the 188 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 Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.363
WAGE GINI

Elementary & secondary schools has a wage GINI of 0.363, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Elementary & secondary schools (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 Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $51,786 and $42,290. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

6.88M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±62.9k
2.29M
MALE WORKFORCE
±36.8k

75.1% of workers in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$51,786
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$578
$42,290
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$292

On average, Male workers in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group make 1.22 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Elementary & secondary schools 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. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group earn 1.02 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 Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Elementary & secondary schools 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 Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Elementary & secondary schools 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 Elementary & secondary schools is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Elementary & secondary schools is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

The Elementary & secondary schools 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 Elementary & secondary schools 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 Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Elementary & secondary schools Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the elementary and secondary schools 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 elementary and secondary schools industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (0.4%) 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 elementary and secondary schools.
1.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is elementary and secondary schools.
0.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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