Community & Social Service Occupations

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2020 Workforce
2.68M
Average Age
43.7
Average Salary
$46,706
Average Male Salary
$49,181
Average Female Salary
$45,442

About

Community & Social Service Occupations are most often employed by the Religious organizations industry. The average yearly wage for Community & Social Service Occupations was $46,706 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Community & Social Service Occupations by wage are Transportation Occupations, Education, Training, & Library Occupations, and Production Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Community & Social Service Occupations are Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, Edgewater, Uptown & Rogers Park PUMA, IL, and Minneapolis City (Southwest) PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Community & Social Service Occupations are Philadelphia City (West) PUMA, PA, Springfield City PUMA, MA, and Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA, IL.

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 Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Community & Social Service Occupations are paid most in San Bernardino City (East) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (West) PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,706
AVERAGE SALARY
± $496

In 2020, Community & Social Service Occupations earned an average of $46,706, $9,248 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Transportation Occupations make somewhat more than Community & Social Service Occupations while Production 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

0.321
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Community & Social Service Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.321, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

2.68M
2020 Workforce
± 39,807
1.79%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.08%

The number of people employed as Community & Social Service Occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.79%, from 2,630,207 people in 2019 to 2,677,194 people in 2020.

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  21.1%, followed by Individual & family services with 17.9% and Elementary & secondary schools with 9.2%.

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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 46.2 and of female Community & Social Service Occupations is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Community & Social Service Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

905k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 23,281
1.77M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 32,490

66.2% of Community & Social Service Occupations are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Community & Social Service Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Community & Social Service Occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

61.3% of Community & Social Service Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.2% of Community & Social Service Occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

46.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.39
42.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.247

The median age of Community & Social Service Occupations is 43.7, and Male employees are generally 3.77 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 Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Community & Social Service Occupations need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, and Persuasion.

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