Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians

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Total Workforce
22.4k
Average Age
39.7
Average Salary
$67,700
Average Male Salary
$68,815
Average Female Salary
$63,671

About

Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are most often employed by the Petroleum refining industry. The average yearly wage for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians was $67,700 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians by wage are Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians, Training & development specialists, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Petroleum refining is the industry that employs the most Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are paid most in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$67,700
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,087

In 2018, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians earned an average of $67,700, $13,811 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining make somewhat more than Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians while Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.242
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.242, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians (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 Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, by number of employees, are Petroleum refining, Architectural, engineering & related services, and Metal ore mining.

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Industries by Share

22.4k
2018 Workforce
± 3,677
11.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 21.3%

The number of people employed as Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians has been growing at a rate of 11.8%, from 20,060 people in 2017 to 22,433 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians employed by various industries. Petroleum refining employs the largest share of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians at  16.1%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 11.5% and Metal ore mining with 6.08%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians in the US. The average age of male Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians in the workforce is 39.1 and of female Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

17.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,254
4.86k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,712

78.3% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

67.6% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.6% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Age by Gender

39.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.5
42
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.6

The median age of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is 39.7, and Male employees are generally 2.89 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is Business but a relatively high number of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians need more than the average amount of Programming, Science, and Quality Control Analysis.

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