Justice, public order, & safety activities

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Workforce

2.82M

2018 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

42.5

Average Salary

$64,799

Average Male Salary

$70,507

Average Female Salary

$54,131

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The top three occupations in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group are Police officers, Correctional officers and jailers, Firefighters, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Firstline supervisors of police & detectives. On average, full-time employees in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group work 44.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $66,981. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $24,953.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group are Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL, Vineland & Millville Cities PUMA, NJ, and Oyster Bay Town (South) PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Justice, public order, & safety activities .

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group. Police officers are the most common position, but the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Correctional officers and jailers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Justice, public order, & safety activities goes to Physicians.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.82M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 40.8k

0.986%

1 Year Growth

± 2.03%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 0.986%, , from 2.79M people in 2017 to 2.82M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Justice, public order, & safety activities by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Police officers represent the largest share of positions held in Justice, public order, & safety activities at 24.2%, followed by Correctional officers and jailers with 12.9% and Firefighters with 9.89%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group, by number of employees, are Police officers, Correctional officers and jailers, Firefighters, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Justice, public order, & safety activities employs an unusually high number of Correctional officers and jailers, Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, and Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Justice, public order, & safety activities , by average wage, are Physicians, Dentists, and Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Wages

Average Salary

$64,799

AVERAGE WAGE

± $628

On average, employees in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group make $64,799 per year. This number makes Justice, public order, & safety activities the 74 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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 Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.319

WAGE GINI

Justice, public order, & safety activities has a wage GINI of 0.319, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Justice, public order, & safety activities (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 Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $70,507 and $54,131. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

982k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±24.3k

1.84M

MALE WORKFORCE

±33.1k

65.1% of workers in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$70,507

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$792

$54,131

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$976

On average, Male workers in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group make 1.3 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, Asian employees in the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group earn 1.16 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 Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Justice, public order, & safety activities 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. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group 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.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Justice, public order, & safety activities is from Public Administration.

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Justice, public order, & safety activities is from Public Administration.

The Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing 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 Justice, public order, & safety activities is from Public Administration.

The Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Justice, public order, & safety activities Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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