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Total Workforce
6.65M
Average Age
40.5
Estimated Job Growth
11%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$43,301
Average Male Salary
$43,513
Average Female Salary
$36,539

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Construction & Extraction Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Construction & Extraction Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Construction & Extraction Occupations, by average wage, is Car Dealers. Construction & Extraction Occupations are paid most in Montgomery County (South)--The Woodlands (North) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Houston City (North) & Aldine, Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Construction & Extraction Occupations in the US. The average age of male Construction & Extraction Occupations in the workforce is 40.5 and of female Construction & Extraction Occupations is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction & Extraction Occupations is White.

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Education

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

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Construction & Extraction Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction & Extraction Occupations need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Construction & Extraction Occupations need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Construction & Extraction Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Construction & Extraction Occupations are expected to see a growth of 11% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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