Office & Administrative Support Occupations

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Total Workforce

19.4M

Average Age

42

Estimated Job Growth

0.648%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$35,691

Average Male Salary

$40,087

Average Female Salary

$33,864

About

Office & Administrative Support Occupations are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Office & Administrative Support Occupations was $35,691 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Office & Administrative Support Occupations by wage are Production Occupations, Transportation Occupations, and Material Moving Occupations.

Office & Administrative Support Occupations are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Office & Administrative Support Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Office & Administrative Support Occupations are Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, Washington & Ozaukee Counties PUMA, WI, and Dale City, Lake Ridge & Woodbridge PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Office & Administrative Support Occupations are El Paso City (Southeast) PUMA, TX, Clayton County (North)Forest Park City PUMA, GA, and Carr 2 (Norte) PUMA, PR.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Office & Administrative Support Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Office & Administrative Support Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Office & Administrative Support Occupations, by average wage, is Software publishing. Office & Administrative Support Occupations are paid most in Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in El Paso City (Southeast) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,691

AVERAGE SALARY

± $184

In 2017, Office & Administrative Support Occupations earned an average of $35,691, $16,374 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Production Occupations make somewhat more than Office & Administrative Support Occupations while Material Moving Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Office & Administrative Support Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.385

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Office & Administrative Support Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.385, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Office & Administrative Support 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Office & Administrative Support Occupations

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Office & Administrative Support Occupations, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Banking & related activities, and Insurance carriers & related activities.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Office & Administrative Support Occupations, by average wage, are Software publishing, Pipeline transportation, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

19.4M

2017 Workforce

± 100,870

0.396%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 0.731%

The number of people employed as Office & Administrative Support Occupations has been growing at a rate of 0.396%, from 19,361,250 people in 2016 to 19,437,905 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Office & Administrative Support Occupations employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Office & Administrative Support Occupations at  4.69%, followed by Banking & related activities with 3.66% and Insurance carriers & related activities with 3.56%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Office & Administrative Support Occupations in the US. The average age of male Office & Administrative Support Occupations in the workforce is 38.8 and of female Office & Administrative Support Occupations is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Office & Administrative Support Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

5.71M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 57,509

13.7M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 86,643

70.6% of Office & Administrative Support Occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Office & Administrative Support Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Office & Administrative Support Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

73.4% of Office & Administrative Support Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% of Office & Administrative Support Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Office & Administrative Support Occupations.

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Age by Gender

38.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.154

43.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.0976

The median age of Office & Administrative Support Occupations is 42, and Male employees are generally 4.51 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Office & Administrative Support Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Office & Administrative Support Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Office & Administrative Support Occupations hold a major in Legal.

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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Office & Administrative Support Occupations need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Office & Administrative Support Occupations need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Writing, and Reading Comprehension.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Office & Administrative Support Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Office & Administrative Support Occupations are expected to see a growth of 0.648% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

0.648%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Office & Administrative Support Occupations. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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