Individual & family services

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Workforce
2.61M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.4
Estimated Job Growth
40.3%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$37,050
Average Male Salary
$41,271
Average Female Salary
$35,898

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The top three occupations in the Individual & family services Industry Group are Personal care aides, Social workers, all other, Social & community service managers, Social & human service assistants, and Home health aides. On average, full-time employees in the Individual & family services Industry Group work 42.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $45,317. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21 hours and earn an average annual salary of $17,288.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Individual & family services Industry Group are Central Harlem PUMA, NY, Buffalo City (East) PUMA, NY, and Co-op City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Individual & family services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Individual & family services Industry Group. Personal care aides are the most common position, but the Individual & family services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Marriage and family therapists, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Individual & family services goes to Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers.

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 1.15M people employed in the Individual and Family Services industry. This represents a 5.86% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.61M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 1.68M
8.08%
1 Year Growth
± 2.52%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.61M people employed in the Individual & family services Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Individual & family services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 8.08%, , from 1.55M people in 2018 to 1.68M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Individual & family services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Personal care aides represent the largest share of positions held in Individual & family services at 23.2%, followed by Social workers, all other with 13.5% and Social & community service managers with 7.75%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Individual & family services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Personal care aides, Social workers, all other, Social & community service managers, Social & human service assistants, and Home health aides.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Individual & family services employs an unusually high number of Marriage and family therapists, Healthcare social workers, and Counselors, all other.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Individual & family services, by average wage, are Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Wages

Average Salary

$37,050
AVERAGE WAGE
± $717

On average, employees in the Individual & family services Industry Group make $37,050 per year. This number makes Individual & family services the 220 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 Individual & family services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.413
WAGE GINI

Individual & family services has a wage GINI of 0.413, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Individual & family services (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 Individual & family services Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Individual & family services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $41,271 and $35,898. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.32M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±28.1k
360k
MALE WORKFORCE
±14.7k

78.6% of workers in the Individual & family services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Individual & family services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$41,271
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,835
$35,898
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$762

On average, Male workers in the Individual & family services Industry Group make 1.15 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Individual & family services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Alaska Native
  2. White
  3. Black

On average, Alaska Native employees in the Individual & family services Industry Group earn 1.08 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 Individual & family services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

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

The closest comparable data for Individual & family services is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Individual and family services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Individual and family services industry has a higher projected workforce growth at 40.3%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (33.3%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Individual and family services.
40.3%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Individual and family services. This industry is expected to grow more than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Individual and family services.
33.3%
Estimate Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Individual and family services industry.

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