Justice, public order, & safety activities

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Workforce

2.79M

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

42.5

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$62,559

Average Male Salary

$68,319

Average Female Salary

$51,866

About

The top three occupations in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group are Police officers, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Firefighters, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Firstline supervisors of police & detectives. On average, full-time employees in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group work 44.6 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $64,742. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,054.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group are Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas & Siskiyou Counties PUMA, CA, Vineland & Millville Cities PUMA, NJ, and Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Justice, public order, & safety activities .

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group. Police officers are the most common position, but the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Justice, public order, & safety activities goes to Physicians & surgeons.

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Occupations by Share

2.79M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 40.6k

1.88%

1 Year Growth

± 2.03%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.88%, , from 2.74M people in 2016 to 2.79M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Justice, public order, & safety activities by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Police officers represent the largest share of positions held in Justice, public order, & safety activities at 24%, followed by Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers with 13.9% and Firefighters with 9.78%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group, by number of employees, are Police officers, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Firefighters, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Justice, public order, & safety activities employs an unusually high number of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Justice, public order, & safety activities , by average wage, are Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, and Information security analysts.

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Wages

Average Salary

$62,559

AVERAGE WAGE

± $591

On average, employees in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group make $62,559 per year. This number makes Justice, public order, & safety activities the 76 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 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 Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.319

WAGE GINI

Justice, public order, & safety activities has a wage GINI of 0.319, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Justice, public order, & safety activities (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 Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $68,319 and $51,866. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

977k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±24.2k

1.81M

MALE WORKFORCE

±32.9k

65% of workers in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,319

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$756

$51,866

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$879

On average, Male workers in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group make 1.32 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

  2. Asian

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races employees in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group earn 1.13 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 Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Justice, public order, & safety activities 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. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group is Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing.

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 Justice, public order, & safety activities is from Public Administration.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

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