Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations

Add Comparison

Total Workforce

12.4M

Average Age

40.9

Estimated Job Growth

-0.321%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$44,699

Average Male Salary

$45,376

Average Female Salary

$32,538

About

Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations was $44,699 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations by wage are Military specific occupations, Sales & Office Occupations, and Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations are Delano, Wasco & Shafter Cities PUMA, CA, Oxnard & Port Hueneme Cities PUMA, CA, and Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations are Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804608), Selma, Kerman & Coalinga Cities PUMA, CA, and Tulare County (Outside Visalia, Tulare & Porterville Cities) PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations are paid most in Co-op City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804608).

Wages

Yearly Wage

$44,699

AVERAGE SALARY

± $242

In 2017, Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations earned an average of $44,699, $7,366 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

0.356

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.356, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, by number of employees, are Construction, Automotive repair & maintenance, and Farming.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products, and Oil & gas extraction.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries by Share

12.4M

2017 Workforce

± 82,684

1.7%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 0.933%

The number of people employed as Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.7%, from 12,172,741 people in 2016 to 12,379,722 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations at  49.2%, followed by Automotive repair & maintenance with 5.35% and Farming with 4.29%.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Demographic information on Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations in the US. The average age of male Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations in the workforce is 41 and of female Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations is White.

Gender Composition

11.7M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 80,669

653k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 19,791

94.7% of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

77.9% of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.94% of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Age by Gender

41

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.0946

40.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.414

The median age of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 0.79 years older than than their Female counterparts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

Data on higher education choices for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations hold a major in Mechanical Technologies.

Majors

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Quality Control Analysis, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Bar Chart

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations are expected to see a growth of -0.321% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-0.321%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart