Ordnance

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Workforce
282k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.2
Estimated Job Growth
−15.7%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$58,904
Average Male Salary
$63,742
Average Female Salary
$45,155

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The top three occupations in the Ordnance Industry Group are Other assemblers and fabricators, Machinists, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. On average, full-time employees in the Ordnance Industry Group work 43.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $60,429. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $22,473.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Ordnance Industry Group are Southeast Oklahoma PUMA, OK, Chicopee City PUMA, MA, and Central Nebraska PUMA, NE. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Ordnance.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Ordnance Industry Group. Other assemblers and fabricators are the most common position, but the Ordnance Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Ordnance goes to Industrial production managers.

Monthly Employment

Showing data for the Manufacturing industry sector.
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−5.17%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 12.2M people employed in the Manufacturing industry. This represents a −5.17% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Manufacturing over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

282k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 45.9k
12.5%
1 Year Growth
± 14.8%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 282k people employed in the Ordnance Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Ordnance Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 12.5%, , from 40.8k people in 2018 to 45.9k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Ordnance by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Other assemblers and fabricators represent the largest share of positions held in Ordnance at 12.1%, followed by Machinists with 8.85% and Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters with 6.62%.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Ordnance, by average wage, are Industrial production managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Mechanical engineers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$58,904
AVERAGE WAGE
± $5,648

On average, employees in the Ordnance Industry Group make $58,904 per year. This number makes Ordnance the 108 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 Ordnance Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.364
WAGE GINI

Ordnance has a wage GINI of 0.364, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ordnance (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 Ordnance Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Ordnance Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $63,742 and $45,155. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

12k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.68k
34k
MALE WORKFORCE
±4.52k

74% of workers in the Ordnance Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Ordnance Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,742
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$6,908
$45,155
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$8,517

On average, Male workers in the Ordnance Industry Group make 1.41 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Ordnance Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Two or More Races
  2. White
  3. Asian

On average, Two or More Races employees in the Ordnance Industry Group earn 1.49 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 Ordnance Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Ordnance 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 Ordnance Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Ordnance 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 Ordnance is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Ordnance is from Manufacturing.

The Ordnance 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 Ordnance is from Manufacturing.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Other fabricated metal product manufacturing 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 Other fabricated metal product manufacturing industry has a lower projected workforce growth at −15.7%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (14.1%) 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 Other fabricated metal product manufacturing.
−15.7%
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 Other fabricated metal product manufacturing. 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 Other fabricated metal product manufacturing.
14.1%
Estimate Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Other fabricated metal product manufacturing industry.

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