Petroleum refining

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Workforce
172k
2018 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.2
Average Salary
$104,475
Average Male Salary
$105,655
Average Female Salary
$98,492

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The top three occupations in the Petroleum refining Industry Group are Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Chemical engineers, Other managers, and Miscellaneous plant & system operators. On average, full-time employees in the Petroleum refining Industry Group work 47.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $106,251. Part-time employees in the same industry work 18.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $36,307.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Petroleum refining Industry Group are Washington, Osage (North & West), Pawnee & Creek (Northwest) Counties PUMA, OK, Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK, and Port Arthur City PUMA, TX. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Petroleum refining.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Petroleum refining Industry Group. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors are the most common position, but the Petroleum refining Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Miscellaneous plant & system operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Petroleum refining goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

172k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 10.2k
-0.18%
1 Year Growth
± 8.37%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Petroleum refining Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -0.18%, , from 172k people in 2017 to 172k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Petroleum refining by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors represent the largest share of positions held in Petroleum refining at 9.12%, followed by Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers with 6.54% and Chemical engineers with 5.25%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Petroleum refining employs an unusually high number of Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Chemical engineers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$104,475
AVERAGE WAGE
± $5,045

On average, employees in the Petroleum refining Industry Group make $104,475 per year. This number makes Petroleum refining the 9 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 Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.378
WAGE GINI

Petroleum refining has a wage GINI of 0.378, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Petroleum refining (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 Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Petroleum refining Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $105,655 and $98,492. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

28.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±4.13k
144k
MALE WORKFORCE
±9.31k

83.5% of workers in the Petroleum refining Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$105,655
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$5,442
$98,492
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$13,248

On average, Male workers in the Petroleum refining Industry Group make 1.07 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Petroleum refining 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. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Petroleum refining Industry Group earn 1.05 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 Petroleum refining Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Petroleum refining 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 Petroleum refining Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Petroleum refining 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 Petroleum refining is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Petroleum refining is from Manufacturing.

The Petroleum refining 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 Petroleum refining is from Manufacturing.

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

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