Military specific occupations

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Total Workforce

531k

Average Age

29

Estimated Job Growth

1.18%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$45,188

Average Male Salary

$45,823

Average Female Salary

$40,812

About

Military specific occupations are most often employed by the U. S. Army industry. The average yearly wage for Military specific occupations was $45,188 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Military specific occupations by wage are Construction & Extraction Occupations, Education, Training, & Library Occupations, and Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Military specific occupations are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Fountain City PUMA, CO, and Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Military specific occupations are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Fountain City PUMA, CO, and Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Military specific occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. U. S. Army is the industry that employs the most Military specific occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Military specific occupations, by average wage, is U. S Coast Guard. Military specific occupations are paid most in Vienna Town, Oakton & Fair Oaks (East) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Jacksonville City PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,188

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,212

In 2017, Military specific occupations earned an average of $45,188, $6,877 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations make somewhat more than Military specific occupations while Construction & Extraction Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Military specific occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.384

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Military specific occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.384, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Military specific 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 Military specific occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Military specific occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Military specific occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Military specific occupations, by number of employees, are U. S. Army, U. S. Navy, and U. S. Air Force.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Military specific occupations, by average wage, are U. S Coast Guard, U. S. Navy, and U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified.

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Industries by Share

531k

2017 Workforce

± 17,864

1.93%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.69%

The number of people employed as Military specific occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.93%, from 521,261 people in 2016 to 531,334 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Military specific occupations employed by various industries. U. S. Army employs the largest share of Military specific occupations at  37.1%, followed by U. S. Navy with 19.7% and U. S. Air Force with 17.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Military specific occupations in the US. The average age of male Military specific occupations in the workforce is 29.1 and of female Military specific occupations is 28.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Military specific occupations is White.

Gender Composition

464k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 16,697

67.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,371

87.3% of Military specific occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Military specific occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Military specific occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

74.3% of Military specific occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.4% of Military specific occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Military specific occupations.

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Age by Gender

29.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.32

28.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.807

The median age of Military specific occupations is 29, and Male employees are generally 0.827 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Military specific occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Military specific occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Military specific occupations hold a major in Transportation.

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 Military specific occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Military specific occupations need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Military specific occupations need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Military specific occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Military specific occupations are expected to see a growth of 1.18% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

1.18%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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