Military specific occupations

Major Occupation Group

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2020 Workforce
566k
Average Age
29.3
Average Salary
$50,074
Average Male Salary
$50,788
Average Female Salary
$45,340

About

Military specific occupations are most often employed by the U. S. Army industry. The average yearly wage for Military specific occupations was $50,074 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, Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, and Fountain City PUMA, CO. 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 Jacksonville City PUMA, NC.

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 Cattaraugus & Allegany Counties PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,074
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,271

In 2020, Military specific occupations earned an average of $50,074, $5,880 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

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. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified, and U. S. Navy.

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Industries by Share

566k
2020 Workforce
± 18,438
4.78%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.45%

The number of people employed as Military specific occupations has been growing at a rate of 4.78%, from 540,313 people in 2019 to 566,159 people in 2020.

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  36.7%, followed by U. S. Navy with 20.1% and U. S. Air Force with 17.7%.

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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 29.4 and of female Military specific occupations is 28.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Military specific occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

492k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 17,192
74.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,685

86.9% of Military specific occupations are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

61.8% of Military specific occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.3% 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 Sex

29.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.312
28.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.773

The median age of Military specific occupations is 29.3, and Male employees are generally 0.795 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

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