Natural gas distribution

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Workforce
110k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.8
Estimated Job Growth
-1.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$78,550
Average Male Salary
$81,493
Average Female Salary
$66,381

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The top three occupations in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group are Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters, Other managers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, and Miscellaneous plant & system operators. On average, full-time employees in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group work 45 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $78,903. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $56,707.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group are Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS, Warrick, Gibson & Posey Counties PUMA, IN, and Ohio, Marshall, Hancock & Brooke Counties PUMA, WV. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Natural gas distribution.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are the most common position, but the Natural gas distribution Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Control & valve installers & repairers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Natural gas distribution goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Occupations by Share

110k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 116k
-6.92%
1 Year Growth
± 10.8%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 110k people employed in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -6.92%, , from 125k people in 2017 to 116k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Natural gas distribution by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters represent the largest share of positions held in Natural gas distribution at 6.83%, followed by Other managers with 6.04% and Maintenance & repair workers, general with 5.45%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Natural gas distribution employs an unusually high number of Control & valve installers & repairers, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, and Meter readers, utilities.

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Wages

Average Salary

$78,550
AVERAGE WAGE
± $4,167

On average, employees in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group make $78,550 per year. This number makes Natural gas distribution the 39 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 Natural gas distribution Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.324
WAGE GINI

Natural gas distribution has a wage GINI of 0.324, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Natural gas distribution (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 Natural gas distribution Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Natural gas distribution Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Natural gas distribution Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $81,493 and $66,381. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

22.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±3.69k
93.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
±7.5k

80.5% of workers in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Natural gas distribution Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$81,493
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$4,672
$66,381
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$8,931

On average, Male workers in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group make 1.23 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Natural gas distribution 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. American Indian

On average, Asian employees in the Natural gas distribution Industry Group earn 1.11 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 Natural gas distribution Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Natural gas distribution 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 Natural gas distribution Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Natural gas distribution 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 Natural gas distribution is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Natural gas distribution is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

The Natural gas distribution 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 closest comparable data for Natural gas distribution is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Natural gas distribution Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Natural gas distribution Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the natural gas distribution 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 natural gas distribution industry has a lower projected workforce growth at -1.4%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (0.5%) 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 natural gas distribution.
-1.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is natural gas distribution.
0.5%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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