Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems

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Workforce

50.1k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

44.9

Estimated Job Growth

0.9%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$56,199

Average Male Salary

$58,051

Average Female Salary

$49,626

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The top three occupations in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group are Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous managers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors. On average, full-time employees in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group work 42.4 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $58,541. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19 hours and earn an average annual salary of $19,345.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group are Carr 2 (Sur) PUMA, PR, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, and Heart of Texas COG (Outside McLennan County) & Navarro County PUMA, TX. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group. Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators are the most common position, but the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems goes to Other Physical Scientists.

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Occupations by Share

50.1k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 251k

5.55%

1 Year Growth

± 6.65%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 50.1k people employed in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 5.55%, , from 238k people in 2016 to 251k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators represent the largest share of positions held in Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems at 15.8%, followed by Miscellaneous managers with 7.44% and Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters with 6.7%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems employs an unusually high number of Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Meter readers, utilities, and Environmental engineers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems, by average wage, are Other Physical Scientists, Architectural & engineering managers, and Human resources workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$56,199

AVERAGE WAGE

± $2,077

On average, employees in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group make $56,199 per year. This number makes Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems the 105 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.343

WAGE GINI

Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems has a wage GINI of 0.343, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $58,051 and $49,626. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

55.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±5.76k

196k

MALE WORKFORCE

±10.9k

78% of workers in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$58,051

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,467

$49,626

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$3,465

On average, Male workers in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group make 1.17 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. Two or More Races

  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group earn 1.26 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.9%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.5%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group.

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Output Growth

1.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems Industry Group.

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