Community & Social Service Occupations

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Total Workforce

2.65M

Average Age

43.8

Estimated Job Growth

14.5%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$43,865

Average Male Salary

$46,591

Average Female Salary

$42,457

About

Community & Social Service Occupations are most often employed by the Religious organizations industry. The average yearly wage for Community & Social Service Occupations was $43,865 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Community & Social Service Occupations by wage are Transportation Occupations, Education, Training, & Library Occupations, and Construction & Extraction Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Community & Social Service Occupations are Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale PUMA, NY, Central Harlem PUMA, NY, and Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Community & Social Service Occupations are Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, Columbia & Greene Counties PUMA, NY, and Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Community & Social Service Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Religious organizations is the industry that employs the most Community & Social Service Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Community & Social Service Occupations, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Community & Social Service Occupations are paid most in Arlington County (South) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,865

AVERAGE SALARY

± $460

In 2017, Community & Social Service Occupations earned an average of $43,865, $8,200 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Education, Training, & Library Occupations make somewhat more than Community & Social Service Occupations while Transportation Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Community & Social Service Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.323

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Community & Social Service Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.323, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Community & Social Service 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 Community & Social Service Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Community & Social Service Occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Community & Social Service Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Community & Social Service Occupations, by number of employees, are Religious organizations, Individual & family services, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Community & Social Service Occupations, by average wage, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

2.65M

2017 Workforce

± 39,586

2.66%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.07%

The number of people employed as Community & Social Service Occupations has been growing at a rate of 2.66%, from 2,578,567 people in 2016 to 2,647,257 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Community & Social Service Occupations employed by various industries. Religious organizations employs the largest share of Community & Social Service Occupations at  21.2%, followed by Individual & family services with 18.6% and Elementary & secondary schools with 8.72%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Community & Social Service Occupations in the US. The average age of male Community & Social Service Occupations in the workforce is 46.3 and of female Community & Social Service Occupations is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Community & Social Service Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

902k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,242

1.75M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 32,245

65.9% of Community & Social Service Occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Community & Social Service Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Community & Social Service Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

71.2% of Community & Social Service Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.2% of Community & Social Service Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Community & Social Service Occupations.

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Age by Gender

46.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.389

42.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.249

The median age of Community & Social Service Occupations is 43.8, and Male employees are generally 3.74 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Community & Social Service Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Community & Social Service Occupations is Psychology but a relatively high number of Community & Social Service Occupations hold a major in Public Administration and Social Service.

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 Community & Social Service Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Community & Social Service Occupations need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Community & Social Service Occupations need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Community & Social Service Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Community & Social Service 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 Community & Social Service Occupations. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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