Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations

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Total Workforce

15.9M

Average Age

42.6

Estimated Job Growth

14.5%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$53,191

Average Male Salary

$68,882

Average Female Salary

$45,122

About

Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations was $53,191 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations by wage are Protective service occupations, Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, and Computer, engineering, & science occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are Upper East Side PUMA, NY, Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA, and Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, by average wage, is Recyclable material merchant wholesalers. Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are paid most in Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$53,191

AVERAGE SALARY

± $369

In 2017, Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations earned an average of $53,191, $1,126 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations make somewhat more than Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations while Protective service occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.447

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.447, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations (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 Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Legal services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, by average wage, are Recyclable material merchant wholesalers, Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

15.9M

2017 Workforce

± 92,584

2.03%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 0.809%

The number of people employed as Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations has been growing at a rate of 2.03%, from 15,624,749 people in 2016 to 15,941,227 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations at  38.7%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 12% and Legal services with 6.18%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations in the US. The average age of male Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations in the workforce is 43.4 and of female Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations is 42.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations is White.

Gender Composition

5.41M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 56,068

10.5M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 76,768

66% of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

78.7% of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.6% of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations.

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Age by Gender

43.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.155

42.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.103

The median age of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 1.2 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations is Education but a relatively high number of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are expected to see a growth of 14.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

14.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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