Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers

Industry Group

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Workforce
56.3k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
45.8
Average Salary
$70,937
Average Male Salary
$82,324
Average Female Salary
$77,088

About

The top three occupations in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Customer service representatives, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. On average, full-time employees in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group work 43.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $75,857. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $25,204.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Oakdale, Forest Lake, Stillwater & Hugo Cities PUMA, MN, Wheeling Township (North & East) PUMA, IL, and Fulton County (North)Sandy Springs City PUMA, GA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are the most common position, but the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
2.42%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 12.7k people employed in the Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers industry. This represents a 2.42% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

56.3k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 5.82k
−4.2%
1 Year Growth
± 15.1%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −4.2%, , from 58.7k people in 2019 to 56.3k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing represent the largest share of positions held in Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers at 20.1%, followed by Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers with 10.4% and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 7.46%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers employs an unusually high number of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, and Cutting workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Computer & information systems managers, and Sales managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$70,937
AVERAGE WAGE
± $8,648

On average, employees in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group make $70,937 per year. This number makes Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers the 62 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 Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.465
WAGE GINI

Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers has a wage GINI of 0.465, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers (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 Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $82,324 and $77,088. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

21k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±3.56k
35.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
±4.61k

62.7% of workers in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$82,324
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$12,730
$77,088
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$11,220

On average, Male workers in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group make 1.07 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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

On average, White employees in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group earn 1.09 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 Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers 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. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers 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 Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers is from Wholesale Trade.

The Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

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LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

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

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