Military specific occupations

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2019 Workforce
593k
Average Age
29.6
Average Salary
$49,661
Average Male Salary
$50,246
Average Female Salary
$45,804

About

Military specific occupations are most often employed by the U. S. Army industry. The average yearly wage for Military specific occupations was $49,661 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Military specific occupations by wage are Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, Sales & Office Occupations, and Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Military specific occupations are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA, and Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Military specific occupations are Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Twentynine Palms & Barstow Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Military specific occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. U. S. Army is the industry that employs the most Military specific occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Military specific occupations, by average wage, is U. S Coast Guard. Military specific occupations are paid most in Vienna Town, Oakton & Fair Oaks (East) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,661
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,166

In 2019, Military specific occupations earned an average of $49,661, $5,863 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Management, business, science, & arts occupations make somewhat more than Military specific occupations while Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Military specific occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.374
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Military specific occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.374, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Military specific 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 Military specific occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Military specific occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Military specific occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Military specific occupations, by number of employees, are U. S. Army, U. S. Navy, U. S. Air Force, U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified, U. S. Marines, U. S Coast Guard, and Military Reserves or National Guard.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Military specific occupations, by average wage, are U. S Coast Guard, U. S. Navy, and U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified.

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Industries by Share

593k
2019 Workforce
± 18,876
14.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.08%

The number of people employed as Military specific occupations has been growing at a rate of 14.2%, from 519,710 people in 2018 to 593,453 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Military specific occupations employed by various industries. U. S. Army employs the largest share of Military specific occupations at  36.3%, followed by U. S. Navy with 20% and U. S. Air Force with 19.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Military specific occupations in the US. The average age of male Military specific occupations in the workforce is 29.7 and of female Military specific occupations is 28.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Military specific occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

515k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 17,595
78.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,860

86.8% of Military specific occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Military specific occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Military specific occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

59.9% of Military specific occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.3% of Military specific occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Military specific occupations.

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Age by Gender

29.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.308
28.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.76

The median age of Military specific occupations is 29.6, and Male employees are generally 0.903 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Military specific occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Military specific occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Military specific occupations hold a major in MILITARY SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL ART.

Majors

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