Community & Social Service Occupations

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Total Workforce

2.62M

Average Age

43.6

Average Salary

$45,679

Average Male Salary

$48,922

Average Female Salary

$43,983

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Community & Social Service Occupations are most often employed by the Religious organizations industry. The average yearly wage for Community & Social Service Occupations was $45,679 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Community & Social Service Occupations by wage are Education, Training, & Library Occupations, Transportation Occupations, and Construction & Extraction Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Community & Social Service Occupations are Monroeville Municipality, Plum & Wilkinsburg Boroughs PUMA, PA, Richmond City PUMA, VA, and Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville & Lanham PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Community & Social Service Occupations are Sumter (North) & Lake (North) Counties PUMA, FL, Novato & San Rafael (North) Cities PUMA, CA, and Monroeville Municipality, Plum & Wilkinsburg Boroughs PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Community & Social Service Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Religious organizations is the industry that employs the most Community & Social Service Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Community & Social Service Occupations, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Community & Social Service Occupations are paid most in East of TX-6 & West of Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804636) but are relatively concentrated in Sumter (North) & Lake (North) Counties PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,679

AVERAGE SALARY

± $516

In 2018, Community & Social Service Occupations earned an average of $45,679, $8,209 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Education, Training, & Library Occupations make somewhat more than Community & Social Service Occupations while Transportation Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Community & Social Service Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.326

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Community & Social Service Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.326, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Community & Social Service 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 Community & Social Service Occupations.

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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 Community & Social Service Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Community & Social Service Occupations, by number of employees, are Religious organizations, Individual & family services, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Industries by Share

2.62M

2018 Workforce

± 39,358

-1.19%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.15%

The number of people employed as Community & Social Service Occupations has been declining at a rate of -1.19%, from 2,647,257 people in 2017 to 2,615,676 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Community & Social Service Occupations employed by various industries. Religious organizations employs the largest share of Community & Social Service Occupations at  21.2%, followed by Individual & family services with 17.4% and Elementary & secondary schools with 8.82%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Community & Social Service Occupations in the US. The average age of male Community & Social Service Occupations in the workforce is 45.9 and of female Community & Social Service Occupations is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Community & Social Service Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

898k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,199

1.72M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 31,989

65.7% of Community & Social Service Occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Community & Social Service Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Community & Social Service Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

70.9% of Community & Social Service Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.7% of Community & Social Service Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Community & Social Service Occupations.

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Age by Gender

45.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.39

42.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.252

The median age of Community & Social Service Occupations is 43.6, and Male employees are generally 3.59 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Community & Social Service Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Community & Social Service Occupations is Psychology but a relatively high number of Community & Social Service Occupations hold a major in Public Administration and Social Service.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Community & Social Service Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Community & Social Service Occupations need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Community & Social Service Occupations need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Science, and Management of Financial Resources.

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