Atmospheric & space scientists

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Total Workforce

13.6k

Average Age

38.7

Estimated Job Growth

12.5%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$85,721

Average Male Salary

$94,856

Average Female Salary

$57,584

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Atmospheric & space scientists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs is the industry that employs the most Atmospheric & space scientists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Atmospheric & space scientists, by average wage, is Broadcasting (except internet). Atmospheric & space scientists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$85,721

AVERAGE SALARY

± $16,341

In 2017, Atmospheric & space scientists earned an average of $85,721, $33,656 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Other Physical Scientists make somewhat more than Atmospheric & space scientists while Advertising & promotions managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Atmospheric & space scientists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.344

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Atmospheric & space scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.344, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Atmospheric & space scientists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Atmospheric & space scientists, by number of employees, are Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, Broadcasting (except internet), and Scientific research & development services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Atmospheric & space scientists, by average wage, are Broadcasting (except internet), Scientific research & development services, and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs.

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Industries by Share

13.6k

2017 Workforce

± 2,858

12.7%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 27.3%

The number of people employed as Atmospheric & space scientists has been growing at a rate of 12.7%, from 12,027 people in 2016 to 13,554 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Atmospheric & space scientists employed by various industries. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs employs the largest share of Atmospheric & space scientists at  28.2%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 15.1% and Scientific research & development services with 9.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Atmospheric & space scientists in the US. The average age of male Atmospheric & space scientists in the workforce is 40.4 and of female Atmospheric & space scientists is 33.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Atmospheric & space scientists is White.

Gender Composition

10.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,483

3.32k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,415

75.5% of Atmospheric & space scientists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Race & Ethnicity

White

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Atmospheric & space scientists

100% of Atmospheric & space scientists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing N/A% of Atmospheric & space scientists, false is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Age by Gender

40.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.2

33.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.12

The median age of Atmospheric & space scientists is 38.7, and Male employees are generally 6.91 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Atmospheric & space scientists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Atmospheric & space scientists is Physical Sciences but a relatively high number of Atmospheric & space scientists hold a major in Physical Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Atmospheric & space scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Atmospheric & space scientists need many skills, but most especially Science, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Atmospheric & space scientists need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Active Learning.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Atmospheric & space scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Atmospheric & space scientists are expected to see a growth of 12.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Atmospheric & space scientists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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