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Workforce

2.83M

2018 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

41.2

Average Salary

$76,830

Average Male Salary

$88,343

Average Female Salary

$59,973

About

The top three occupations in the Information Industry Group are Other managers, Customer service representatives, Software developers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, and Producers & directors. On average, full-time employees in the Information Industry Sub-Sector work 43.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $87,171. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $18,430.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Information Industry Sub-Sector are West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, Burbank City PUMA, CA, and LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Information.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Information Industry Sub-Sector. Other managers are the most common position, but the Information Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of News analysts, reporters, and journalists, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Information goes to Architectural & engineering managers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.83M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 2.92M

-2.63%

1 Year Growth

± 2.05%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.83M people employed in the Information Industry Sub-Sector in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Information Industry Sub-Sector has been declining at a rate of -2.63%, , from 3M people in 2017 to 2.92M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Information by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Other managers represent the largest share of positions held in Information at 5.44%, followed by Customer service representatives with 5.16% and Software developers with 4.08%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Information Industry Sub-Sector, by number of employees, are Other managers, Customer service representatives, Software developers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, and Producers & directors.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Information employs an unusually high number of News analysts, reporters, and journalists, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, and Producers & directors.

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Wages

Average Salary

$76,830

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,239

On average, employees in the Information Industry Sub-Sector make $76,830 per year. This number makes Information the 3 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-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 Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.475

WAGE GINI

Information has a wage GINI of 0.475, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Information (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 Information Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Information Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Information Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $88,343 and $59,973. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.19M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±26.6k

1.74M

MALE WORKFORCE

±32.2k

59.4% of workers in the Information Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$88,343

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,770

$59,973

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,536

On average, Male workers in the Information Industry Sub-Sector make 1.47 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Information Industry Sub-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. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

On average, Asian employees in the Information Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.43 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 Information Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Information Industry Sub-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. Information has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Information Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Information Industry Sub-Sector is Information.

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 Information is from Information.

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Information is from Information.

The Information Industry Sub-Sector gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Information Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Information is from Information.

The Information Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Information Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Information Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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