National security & international affairs

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Workforce
915k
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.8
Average Salary
$81,471
Average Male Salary
$84,987
Average Female Salary
$74,637

About

The top three occupations in the National security & international affairs Industry Group are Other managers, Transportation security screeners, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Operations research analysts, and Police officers. On average, full-time employees in the National security & international affairs Industry Group work 42.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $83,817. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $33,706.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the National security & international affairs Industry Group are Houston & Pulaski Counties PUMA, GA, Arlington County (South) PUMA, VA, and Alexandria City 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 Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

Monthly Employment

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-4.68%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 22.6M people employed in the Government industry. This represents a -4.68% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

915k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 23.4k
-10.3%
1 Year Growth
± 3.93%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the National security & international affairs Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -10.3%, , from 1.02M people in 2018 to 915k people in 2019.

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 9.09%, followed by Transportation security screeners with 4.16% and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers with 3.67%.

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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, Transportation security screeners, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Operations research analysts, 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 Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants, Economists, and Architectural & engineering managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$81,471
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,250

On average, employees in the National security & international affairs Industry Group make $81,471 per year. This number makes National security & international affairs the 35 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

0.302
WAGE GINI

National security & international affairs has a wage GINI of 0.302, 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 $84,987 and $74,637. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

311k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±13.7k
604k
MALE WORKFORCE
±19k

66% of workers in the National security & international affairs Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the National security & international affairs Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$84,987
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,596
$74,637
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,946

On average, Male workers in the National security & international affairs Industry Group make 1.14 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-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 1.1 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 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 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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