Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction

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Workforce

683k

2018 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

42.1

Estimated Job Growth

0.6%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$85,347

Average Male Salary

$86,970

Average Female Salary

$75,505

About

The top three occupations in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Group are Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Mining machine operators, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining. On average, full-time employees in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector work 52.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $86,807. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $45,099.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector are Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM, and Rio Grande COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (West) PUMA, TX. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector. Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers are the most common position, but the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Mining machine operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

683k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 765k

7.22%

1 Year Growth

± 3.76%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 683k people employed in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector has been growing at a rate of 7.22%, , from 713k people in 2017 to 765k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers represent the largest share of positions held in Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction at 10.5%, followed by Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers with 8.15% and Mining machine operators with 5.95%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction employs an unusually high number of Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction, by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Public relations specialists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$85,347

AVERAGE WAGE

± $2,160

On average, employees in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector make $85,347 per year. This number makes Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction 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 Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.388

WAGE GINI

Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction has a wage GINI of 0.388, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (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 Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $86,970 and $75,505. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

108k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±8.07k

656k

MALE WORKFORCE

±19.8k

85.8% of workers in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$86,970

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,358

$75,505

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$5,277

On average, Male workers in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector make 1.15 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction 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. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, Asian employees in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.5 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 Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction 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. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector 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 Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Sub-Sector 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 Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 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 mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.6%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (3.4%) 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 mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction.

0.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction.

3.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry.

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