Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying

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Workforce
98.9k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.6
Estimated Job Growth
0.3%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$58,895
Average Male Salary
$60,471
Average Female Salary
$46,099

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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, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, and Mining machine operators. On average, full-time employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group work 47.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $60,687. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $20,033.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group are Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY, Chenango, Delaware & Broome (East) Counties PUMA, NY, and Concho Valley COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (East) PUMA, TX. 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 Human resources managers.

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Occupations by Share

98.9k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 99.8k
10.6%
1 Year Growth
± 10.2%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 98.9k people employed in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 10.6%, , from 90.2k people in 2017 to 99.8k people in 2018.

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 12.4%, followed by Construction equipment operators with 9.95% and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers with 7.82%.

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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 Human resources managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Financial managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$58,895
AVERAGE WAGE
± $3,118

On average, employees in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group make $58,895 per year. This number makes Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying the 95 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

0.312
WAGE GINI

Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying has a wage GINI of 0.312, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. 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 $60,471 and $46,099. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

10.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.57k
88.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
±7.32k

89% of workers in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$60,471
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,331
$46,099
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$8,165

On average, Male workers in the Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying Industry Group make 1.31 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-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 1.17 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 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 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 6.89% in the next ten years. The nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.3%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying.
0.3%
ESTIMATED 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.
1.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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