Sewage treatment facilities

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Workforce
52k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
46.8
Estimated Job Growth
0.6%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$58,014
Average Male Salary
$59,187
Average Female Salary
$51,684

About

The top three occupations in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group are Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Other managers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, and Janitors & building cleaners. On average, full-time employees in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group work 41.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $59,954. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20 hours and earn an average annual salary of $21,813.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group are Bonner, Latah, Shoshone, Boundary, Benewah & Kootenai (Southeast) Counties PUMA, ID, Salisbury City PUMA, MD, and New Orleans City (Central) PUMA, LA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Sewage treatment facilities.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group. Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators are the most common position, but the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Sewage treatment facilities goes to Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

52k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 104k
-2.15%
1 Year Growth
± 10.9%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 52k people employed in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -2.15%, , from 106k people in 2017 to 104k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Sewage treatment facilities by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators represent the largest share of positions held in Sewage treatment facilities at 26.6%, followed by Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers with 6.95% and Other managers with 6.52%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Sewage treatment facilities employs an unusually high number of Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Chemical technicians, and Meter readers, utilities.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Sewage treatment facilities, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Project management specialists, and Accountants & auditors.

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Wages

Average Salary

$58,014
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,917

On average, employees in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group make $58,014 per year. This number makes Sewage treatment facilities the 100 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 Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.295
WAGE GINI

Sewage treatment facilities has a wage GINI of 0.295, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Sewage treatment facilities (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 Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $59,187 and $51,684. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

16.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±3.13k
87.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
±7.27k

84.4% of workers in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,187
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,296
$51,684
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$5,475

On average, Male workers in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group 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 Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. Two or More Races
  3. Black

On average, Asian employees in the Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group earn 1.35 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 Sewage treatment facilities Industry Group.

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Input/Output

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

The closest comparable data for Sewage treatment facilities is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

The Sewage treatment facilities 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 Sewage treatment facilities is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the water, sewage and other systems 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 water, sewage and other systems industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.6%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.2%) 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 water, sewage and other systems.
0.6%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is water, sewage and other systems.
1.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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