Business & financial operations occupations

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2019 Workforce
8.26M
Average Age
43
Average Salary
$82,390
Average Male Salary
$98,085
Average Female Salary
$69,341

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Business & financial operations occupations are most often employed by the Management, scientific & technical consulting services industry. The average yearly wage for Business & financial operations occupations was $82,390 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Business & financial operations occupations by wage are Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, Life, physical, & social science occupations, and Architecture & engineering occupations.

Business & financial operations occupations are part of the Management, business, & financial occupations, along with Management occupations and Business & financial operations occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Business & financial operations occupations are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY, and Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Business & financial operations occupations are Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY, North of I-30 PUMA, TX (79500US4802313), and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Business & financial operations occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Management, scientific & technical consulting services is the industry that employs the most Business & financial operations occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Business & financial operations occupations, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Business & financial operations occupations are paid most in Westchester County (Southeast) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$82,390
AVERAGE SALARY
± $682

In 2019, Business & financial operations occupations earned an average of $82,390, $26,866 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations make somewhat more than Business & financial operations occupations while Life, physical, & social science occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Business & financial operations occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.409
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Business & financial operations occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.409, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Business & financial operations occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Business & financial operations occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Business & financial operations occupations, by number of employees, are Management, scientific & technical consulting services, Insurance carriers, and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services.

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Industries by Share

8.26M
2019 Workforce
± 68,609
0.148%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.17%

The number of people employed as Business & financial operations occupations has been growing at a rate of 0.148%, from 8,246,778 people in 2018 to 8,258,989 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Business & financial operations occupations employed by various industries. Management, scientific & technical consulting services employs the largest share of Business & financial operations occupations at  7.31%, followed by Insurance carriers with 6.52% and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services with 6.51%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Business & financial operations occupations in the US. The average age of male Business & financial operations occupations in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Business & financial operations occupations is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Business & financial operations occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

3.75M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 46,949
4.51M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 51,355

54.6% of Business & financial operations occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Business & financial operations occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Business & financial operations occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

68.6% of Business & financial operations occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.9% of Business & financial operations occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Business & financial operations occupations.

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Age by Gender

43.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.175
43
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.148

The median age of Business & financial operations occupations is 43, and Male employees are generally 0.165 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Business & financial operations occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Business & financial operations occupations need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Business & financial operations occupations need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Management of Financial Resources, and Programming.

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