Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians

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Total Workforce

20.1k

Average Age

43.1

Average Salary

$75,649

Average Male Salary

$78,494

Average Female Salary

$61,865

About

Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are most often employed by the Support activities for mining industry. The average yearly wage for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians was $75,649 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians by wage are Network & computer systems administrators, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Other Computer Occupations.

Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are part of the Life, physical, & social science occupations, along with Agricultural & food scientists, Biological scientists, Conservation scientists & foresters, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, Astronomers & physicists, Atmospheric & space scientists, Chemists & materials scientists, Environmental scientists & geoscientists, Other Physical Scientists, Economists, Psychologists, Urban & regional planners, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, Agricultural & food science technicians, Biological technicians, Chemical technicians, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants

The top 3 locations that employ the most Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Support activities for mining is the industry that employs the most Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are paid most in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$75,649

AVERAGE SALARY

± $9,761

In 2017, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians earned an average of $75,649, $23,584 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Real estate brokers & sales agents make somewhat more than Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians while Network & computer systems administrators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.261

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.261, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians (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 Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, by number of employees, are Support activities for mining, Petroleum refining, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Oil & gas extraction, and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

20.1k

2017 Workforce

± 3,477

17.1%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.8%

The number of people employed as Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians has been growing at a rate of 17.1%, from 17,126 people in 2016 to 20,060 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians employed by various industries. Support activities for mining employs the largest share of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians at  17.1%, followed by Petroleum refining with 16.3% and Oil & gas extraction with 13.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians in the US. The average age of male Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians in the workforce is 43.8 and of female Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is White.

Gender Composition

16.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,166

3.43k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,438

82.9% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

85.4% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.56% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Age by Gender

43.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.76

39.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.91

The median age of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 4.24 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is Physical Sciences but a relatively high number of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians hold a major in Physical Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians need more than the average amount of Repairing, Science, and Equipment Maintenance.

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