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Total Workforce
12,027
Average Age
39.4
Estimated Job Growth
12%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$82,845
Average Male Salary
$85,597
Average Female Salary
$63,929

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 Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Atmospheric & space scientists are paid most in Bellevue City PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in Colorado Springs City (East) & Cimarron Hills PUMA, CO.

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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 40.1 and of female Atmospheric & space scientists is 34.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Atmospheric & space scientists is White.

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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 Natural Resources & Conservation.

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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 Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Atmospheric & space scientists need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Mathematics.

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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% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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