Personal Care & Service Occupations

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Total Workforce

3.59M

Average Age

37.6

Average Salary

$22,672

Average Male Salary

$27,458

Average Female Salary

$20,977

About

Personal Care & Service Occupations are most often employed by the Beauty salons industry. The average yearly wage for Personal Care & Service Occupations was $22,672 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Personal Care & Service Occupations by wage are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations, Healthcare Support Occupations, and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations.

Personal Care & Service Occupations are part of the Personal Care & Service Occupations, along with Personal Care & Service Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Personal Care & Service Occupations are Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY, and Paradise (Northwest) & Winchester PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Personal Care & Service Occupations are Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, Belmont, Crotona Park East & East Tremont PUMA, NY, and Philadelphia City (Near Northeast-East) PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Personal Care & Service Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Beauty salons is the industry that employs the most Personal Care & Service Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Personal Care & Service Occupations, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Personal Care & Service Occupations are paid most in Hollywood (South) & Pembroke Pines (East) Cities PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,672

AVERAGE SALARY

± $347

In 2018, Personal Care & Service Occupations earned an average of $22,672, $31,217 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Healthcare Support Occupations make somewhat more than Personal Care & Service Occupations while Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Personal Care & Service Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.465

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Personal Care & Service Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.465, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Personal Care & 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 Personal Care & Service Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Personal Care & Service Occupations

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Personal Care & Service Occupations, by number of employees, are Beauty salons, Amusement & Recreation, and Child day care services.

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Industries by Share

3.59M

2018 Workforce

± 45,941

-25.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.27%

The number of people employed as Personal Care & Service Occupations has been declining at a rate of -25.6%, from 4,824,661 people in 2017 to 3,587,516 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Personal Care & Service Occupations employed by various industries. Beauty salons employs the largest share of Personal Care & Service Occupations at  18.1%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 17% and Child day care services with 14.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Personal Care & Service Occupations in the US. The average age of male Personal Care & Service Occupations in the workforce is 37.1 and of female Personal Care & Service Occupations is 37.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Personal Care & Service Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

938k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,705

2.65M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 39,606

73.8% of Personal Care & Service Occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Personal Care & Service Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Personal Care & Service Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

68.3% of Personal Care & Service Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.9% of Personal Care & Service Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Personal Care & Service Occupations.

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Age by Gender

37.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.413

37.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.231

The median age of Personal Care & Service Occupations is 37.6, and Male employees are generally 0.639 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Personal Care & Service Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Personal Care & Service Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Personal Care & Service Occupations hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Personal Care & Service Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Personal Care & Service Occupations need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Personal Care & Service Occupations need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Coordination, and Social Perceptiveness.

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