Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying

Industry Group

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Workforce
97.7k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.6
Estimated Job Growth
4.09%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$63,443
Average Male Salary
$65,216
Average Female Salary
$63,356

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The top three occupations in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Construction equipment operators, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers. On average, full-time employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group work 47.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $65,169. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,712.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group are Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY, LaSalle County PUMA, IL, and Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (West & Outside Richmond & Columbia) PUMA, GA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Mining machine operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

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4.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 7.99M people employed in the Mining, Logging, and Construction industry. This represents a 4.73% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

97.7k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 95.6k
−0.527%
1 Year Growth
± 11.3%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 97.7k people employed in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −0.527%, , from 96.1k people in 2019 to 95.6k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying at 10.7%, followed by Construction equipment operators with 8.64% and Mining machine operators with 8.43%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying employs an unusually high number of Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, and Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Purchasing managers, and Human resources managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$63,443
AVERAGE WAGE
± $4,222

On average, employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group make $63,443 per year. This number makes Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying the 88 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.337
WAGE GINI

Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying has a wage GINI of 0.337, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying (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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $65,216 and $63,356. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

11.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.61k
84.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
±7.13k

88.2% of workers in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$65,216
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$4,651
$63,356
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$4,532

On average, Male workers in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group make 1.03 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group earn 1.67 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group is Manufacturing.

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

The closest comparable data for Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying 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 closest comparable data for Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 4.09%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (17.9%) is lower 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying.
4.09%
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 Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying. This industry is expected to grow less 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 Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying.
17.9%
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10-year Projection

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