Military specific occupations

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Total Workforce
520k
Average Age
28.8
Average Salary
$47,320
Average Male Salary
$47,725
Average Female Salary
$44,439

About

Military specific occupations are most often employed by the U. S. Army industry. The average yearly wage for Military specific occupations was $47,320 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Military specific occupations by wage are Construction & Extraction Occupations, Education, Training, & Library Occupations, and Sales & related occupations.

Military specific occupations are part of the Military specific occupations, along with Military specific occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Military specific occupations are Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC, Fountain City PUMA, CO, and Jacksonville City PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Military specific occupations are Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC, Fountain City PUMA, CO, and Pennyrile Area Development District (South) PUMA, KY.

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. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified. 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

$47,320
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,299

In 2018, Military specific occupations earned an average of $47,320, $6,569 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Sales & related occupations make somewhat more than Military specific occupations while Construction & Extraction 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

0.397
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Military specific occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.397, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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, and U. S. Air Force.

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

520k
2018 Workforce
± 17,668
-2.19%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.89%

The number of people employed as Military specific occupations has been declining at a rate of -2.19%, from 531,334 people in 2017 to 519,710 people in 2018.

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  35%, followed by U. S. Navy with 21.2% and U. S. Air Force with 18.9%.

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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 28.8 and of female Military specific occupations is 28.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Military specific occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

456k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 16,547
64.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,214

87.7% 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)

62.7% of Military specific occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.1% 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

28.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.324
28.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.844

The median age of Military specific occupations is 28.8, and Male employees are generally 0.32 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 Transportation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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