Nonfarm animal caretakers

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Total Workforce

210k

Average Age

33.4

Estimated Job Growth

24.2%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$20,142

Average Male Salary

$22,445

Average Female Salary

$19,448

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nonfarm animal caretakers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other personal services is the industry that employs the most Nonfarm animal caretakers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Nonfarm animal caretakers, by average wage, is Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions. Nonfarm animal caretakers are paid most in Bellevue City PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$20,142

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,145

In 2017, Nonfarm animal caretakers earned an average of $20,142, $31,923 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Personal care aides make somewhat more than Nonfarm animal caretakers while Maids & housekeeping cleaners make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Nonfarm animal caretakers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.42

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Nonfarm animal caretakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.42, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Nonfarm animal caretakers (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 Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Nonfarm animal caretakers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Nonfarm animal caretakers, by number of employees, are Other personal services, Veterinary services, and Miscellaneous retail stores.

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Industries by Share

210k

2017 Workforce

± 11,233

1.22%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.51%

The number of people employed as Nonfarm animal caretakers has been growing at a rate of 1.22%, from 207,117 people in 2016 to 209,640 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Nonfarm animal caretakers employed by various industries. Other personal services employs the largest share of Nonfarm animal caretakers at  52.6%, followed by Veterinary services with 15% and Miscellaneous retail stores with 10.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nonfarm animal caretakers in the US. The average age of male Nonfarm animal caretakers in the workforce is 33.8 and of female Nonfarm animal caretakers is 33.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nonfarm animal caretakers is White.

Gender Composition

48.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,409

161k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,849

76.8% of Nonfarm animal caretakers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nonfarm animal caretakers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

87.3% of Nonfarm animal caretakers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.38% of Nonfarm animal caretakers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Age by Gender

33.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.59

33.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.852

The median age of Nonfarm animal caretakers is 33.4, and Male employees are generally 0.524 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Nonfarm animal caretakers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Nonfarm animal caretakers is Biology but a relatively high number of Nonfarm animal caretakers hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Nonfarm animal caretakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonfarm animal caretakers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Active Listening, and Service Orientation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nonfarm animal caretakers need more than the average amount of Installation, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Nonfarm animal caretakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Nonfarm animal caretakers are expected to see a growth of 24.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

24.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Nonfarm animal caretakers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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