National security & international affairs

Industry Group

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Workforce
984k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.6
Average Salary
$80,204
Average Male Salary
$82,780
Average Female Salary
$79,953

About

The top three occupations in the National security & international affairs Industry Group are Other managers, Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Transportation security screeners, and Police officers. On average, full-time employees in the National security & international affairs Industry Group work 43.4 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $82,152. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $33,218.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the National security & international affairs Industry Group are Houston & Pulaski Counties PUMA, GA, St. Mary's & Calvert Counties PUMA, MD, and George Washington Regional Commission (North) PUMA, VA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is National security & international affairs.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the National security & international affairs Industry Group. Other managers are the most common position, but the National security & international affairs Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Transportation security screeners, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in National security & international affairs goes to Dentists.

Monthly Employment

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Start Year
Y-Axis
1.33%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 22.5M people employed in the Government industry. This represents a 1.33% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

984k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 24.3k
−0.739%
1 Year Growth
± 3.51%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the National security & international affairs Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −0.739%, , from 992k people in 2019 to 984k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in National security & international affairs by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Other managers represent the largest share of positions held in National security & international affairs at 8.61%, followed by Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers with 4.04% and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers with 3.6%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the National security & international affairs Industry Group, by number of employees, are Other managers, Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Transportation security screeners, and Police officers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, National security & international affairs employs an unusually high number of Transportation security screeners, Operations research analysts, and Budget analysts.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in National security & international affairs, by average wage, are Dentists, Surgeons, and Economists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$80,204
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,181

On average, employees in the National security & international affairs Industry Group make $80,204 per year. This number makes National security & international affairs the 38 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 National security & international affairs Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.304
WAGE GINI

National security & international affairs has a wage GINI of 0.304, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in National security & international affairs (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 National security & international affairs Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the National security & international affairs Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the National security & international affairs Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the National security & international affairs Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $82,780 and $79,953. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

321k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±13.9k
663k
MALE WORKFORCE
±19.9k

67.4% of workers in the National security & international affairs Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the National security & international affairs Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$82,780
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,473
$79,953
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,423

On average, Male workers in the National security & international affairs Industry Group make 1.04 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the National security & international affairs Industry Group.

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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 National security & international affairs Industry Group earn 1.07 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 National security & international affairs Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the National security & international affairs 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 National security & international affairs Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the National security & international affairs Industry Group is Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing.

In this flow diagram, 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 National security & international affairs is from Public Administration.

The National security & international affairs 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

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

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