Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations

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2019 Workforce
16.9M
Average Age
42.7
Average Salary
$55,080
Average Male Salary
$70,647
Average Female Salary
$47,191

About

Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations was $55,080 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations by wage are Protective service occupations, Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, and Computer, engineering, & science occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, and LA (Southwest/Marina del Rey & Westchester) & Culver City Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY, District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, and Ann Arbor City Area PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are paid most in Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$55,080
AVERAGE SALARY
± $374

In 2019, Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations earned an average of $55,080, $444 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations make somewhat more than Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations while Protective service occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.45
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.45, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media 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 Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Legal services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

16.9M
2019 Workforce
± 95,019
5.12%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 0.769%

The number of people employed as Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations has been growing at a rate of 5.12%, from 16,028,706 people in 2018 to 16,850,017 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations at  38.1%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 12.1% and Legal services with 6.24%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations in the US. The average age of male Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations in the workforce is 43.5 and of female Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

5.67M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 57,347
11.2M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 79,016

66.4% of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.4% of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.6% of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations.

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Age by Gender

43.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.154
42.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.101

The median age of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations is 42.7, and Male employees are generally 1.15 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations is Education but a relatively high number of Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations hold a major in Education.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Education, legal, community service, arts, & media occupations need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Social Perceptiveness, and Persuasion.

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