Information

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Workforce
2.86M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.2
Estimated Job Growth
−0.217%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$79,359
Average Male Salary
$89,656
Average Female Salary
$88,343

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The top three occupations in the Information Industry Group are Other managers, Software developers, Customer service representatives, Producers & directors, and Telecommunications line installers & repairers. On average, full-time employees in the Information Industry Sub-Sector work 43.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $90,185. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $20,394.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Information Industry Sub-Sector are Burbank City PUMA, CA, LA City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA, and West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Information.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Information Industry Sub-Sector. Other managers are the most common position, but the Information Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Information goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
3.88%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 2.73M people employed in the Information industry. This represents a 3.88% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.86M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 2.85M
−2.64%
1 Year Growth
± 2.08%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.86M people employed in the Information Industry Sub-Sector in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Information Industry Sub-Sector has been declining at a rate of −2.64%, , from 2.92M people in 2018 to 2.85M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Information by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Other managers represent the largest share of positions held in Information at 6.94%, followed by Software developers with 4.93% and Customer service representatives with 4.47%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Information Industry Sub-Sector, by number of employees, are Other managers, Software developers, Customer service representatives, Producers & directors, and Telecommunications line installers & repairers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Information employs an unusually high number of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, and Producers & directors.

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Wages

Average Salary

$79,359
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,266

On average, employees in the Information Industry Sub-Sector make $79,359 per year. This number makes Information the 3 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-Sectors.

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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 Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.472
WAGE GINI

Information has a wage GINI of 0.472, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Information (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 Information Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Information Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Information Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $89,656 and $88,343. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.16M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±26.4k
1.69M
MALE WORKFORCE
±31.7k

59.2% of workers in the Information Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$89,656
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,798
$88,343
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,770

On average, Male workers in the Information Industry Sub-Sector make 1.01 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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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 Information Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.5 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 Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Information Industry Sub-Sector. 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 Information Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Information Industry Sub-Sector is Information.

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

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Information is from Information.

The Information Industry Sub-Sector 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

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The Information Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Information Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Information Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Information 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 Information industry has a lower projected workforce growth at −0.217%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (30.1%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

−0.217%
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 Information. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

30.1%
Estimate Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Information industry.

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