Atmospheric & space scientists

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Total Workforce
9.39k
Average Age
37.9
Average Salary
$71,153
Average Male Salary
$75,338
Average Female Salary
$57,798

About

Atmospheric & space scientists are most often employed by the Broadcasting (except internet) industry. The average yearly wage for Atmospheric & space scientists was $71,153 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Atmospheric & space scientists by wage are Business operations specialists, all other, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, and Facilities managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Atmospheric & space scientists are Pueblo City & Pueblo West PUMA, CO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Atmospheric & space scientists are Pueblo City & Pueblo West PUMA, CO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Atmospheric & space scientists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most Atmospheric & space scientists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Atmospheric & space scientists, by average wage, is Administration of economic programs & space research. Atmospheric & space scientists are paid most in Pueblo City & Pueblo West PUMA, CO but are relatively concentrated in Pueblo City & Pueblo West PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$71,153
AVERAGE SALARY
± $14,162

In 2018, Atmospheric & space scientists earned an average of $71,153, $17,264 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists make somewhat more than Atmospheric & space scientists while Business operations specialists, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Atmospheric & space scientists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.239
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Atmospheric & space scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.239, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Atmospheric & space scientists (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 Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Atmospheric & space scientists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Atmospheric & space scientists, by number of employees, are Broadcasting (except internet), Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, and Other professional, scientific & technical services .

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Industries by Share

9.39k
2018 Workforce
± 2,379
-30.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 47.6%

The number of people employed as Atmospheric & space scientists has been declining at a rate of -30.7%, from 13,554 people in 2017 to 9,387 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Atmospheric & space scientists employed by various industries. Broadcasting (except internet) employs the largest share of Atmospheric & space scientists at  18.5%, followed by Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 14.1% and Other professional, scientific & technical services  with 10.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Atmospheric & space scientists in the US. The average age of male Atmospheric & space scientists in the workforce is 39 and of female Atmospheric & space scientists is 34.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Atmospheric & space scientists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

7.15k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,076
2.24k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,162

76.1% of Atmospheric & space scientists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Race & Ethnicity

White (Non-Hispanic)
Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Atmospheric & space scientists

100% of Atmospheric & space scientists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing N/A% of Atmospheric & space scientists, false is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Age by Gender

39
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.77
34.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.8

The median age of Atmospheric & space scientists is 37.9, and Male employees are generally 4.41 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Atmospheric & space scientists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Atmospheric & space scientists is Physical Sciences but a relatively high number of Atmospheric & space scientists hold a major in Physical Sciences.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Atmospheric & space scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Atmospheric & space scientists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Science, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Atmospheric & space scientists need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Programming.

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