Petroleum refining

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Workforce

172k

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.1

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$98,338

Average Male Salary

$100,901

Average Female Salary

$86,528

About

The top three occupations in the Petroleum refining Industry Group are Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Miscellaneous managers, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, and Welding, soldering, & brazing workers. On average, full-time employees in the Petroleum refining Industry Group work 46.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $100,552. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $20,364.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Petroleum refining Industry Group are Orange & Hardin Counties PUMA, TX, Brazoria County (Southwest)Lake Jackson City PUMA, TX, and Beaumont City PUMA, TX. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Petroleum refining.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Petroleum refining Industry Group. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors are the most common position, but the Petroleum refining Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Miscellaneous plant & system operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Petroleum refining goes to Financial managers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

172k

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 10.2k

4.55%

1 Year Growth

± 8.08%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Petroleum refining Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 4.55%, , from 165k people in 2016 to 172k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Petroleum refining by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors represent the largest share of positions held in Petroleum refining at 8.92%, followed by Miscellaneous plant & system operators with 8.28% and Miscellaneous managers with 7.18%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Petroleum refining employs an unusually high number of Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Chemical engineers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Petroleum refining, by average wage, are Financial managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Marketing & sales managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$98,338

AVERAGE WAGE

± $4,868

On average, employees in the Petroleum refining Industry Group make $98,338 per year. This number makes Petroleum refining the 9 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 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 Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.386

WAGE GINI

Petroleum refining has a wage GINI of 0.386, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Petroleum refining (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 Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Petroleum refining Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $100,901 and $86,528. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

30.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±4.3k

142k

MALE WORKFORCE

±9.24k

82.2% of workers in the Petroleum refining Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$100,901

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$5,455

$86,528

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$10,505

On average, Male workers in the Petroleum refining Industry Group make 1.17 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. Two or More Races

  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Petroleum refining Industry Group earn 1.16 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 Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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Input/Output

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

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Petroleum refining Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Petroleum refining Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Petroleum refining Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Petroleum refining Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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