Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Workforce
6.31M
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.7
Estimated Job Growth
0.3%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$81,989
Average Male Salary
$106,075
Average Female Salary
$61,296

About

The top three occupations in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Group are Financial managers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Insurance sales agents, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector work 43.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $87,899. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $30,636.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector are Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY, and Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector. Financial managers are the most common position, but the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector employs a relatively high number of Tellers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing goes to Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

6.31M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 9.6M
-0.681%
1 Year Growth
± 1.09%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 6.31M people employed in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector has been declining at a rate of -0.681%, , from 9.66M people in 2017 to 9.6M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Financial managers represent the largest share of positions held in Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing at 7.96%, followed by Real estate brokers & sales agents with 6.35% and Property, real estate, & community association managers with 5.32%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector, by number of employees, are Financial managers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Insurance sales agents, and Customer service representatives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sectors, Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing employs an unusually high number of Tellers, New accounts clerks, and Insurance sales agents.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, by average wage, are Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, Physicians, and Economists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$81,989
AVERAGE WAGE
± $778

On average, employees in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector make $81,989 per year. This number makes Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing the 3 highest paying Industry Sector in the United States out of a total of 14 Industry Sectors.

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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 Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.479
WAGE GINI

Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing has a wage GINI of 0.479, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing (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 Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $106,075 and $61,296. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

5.16M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±54.8k
4.43M
MALE WORKFORCE
±50.9k

53.8% of workers in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$106,075
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,419
$61,296
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$705

On average, Male workers in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector make 1.73 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector earn 1.21 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 Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector is Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing.

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.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Industry Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the finance and insurance industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The finance and insurance industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.3%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is finance and insurance.
0.3%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the finance and insurance industry.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is finance and insurance.
2.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the finance and insurance industry.

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