Management occupations

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2019 Workforce
16M
Average Age
45.4
Average Salary
$99,872
Average Male Salary
$115,366
Average Female Salary
$79,132

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Management occupations are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Management occupations was $99,872 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Management occupations by wage are Computer & mathematical occupations, Architecture & engineering occupations, and Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Management occupations are Upper East Side PUMA, NY, District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, and Near North Side, Loop & Near South Side PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Management occupations are San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY, and Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Management occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Management occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Management occupations, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Management occupations are paid most in Westchester County (Southeast) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$99,872
AVERAGE SALARY
± $603

In 2019, Management occupations earned an average of $99,872, $44,348 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Legal Occupations make somewhat more than Management occupations while Computer & mathematical occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Management occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.428
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Management occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.428, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Management occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Management occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Management occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Management occupations, by number of employees, are Construction, Restaurants & Food Services, and Computer Systems Design.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Management occupations, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Software publishing, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

16M
2019 Workforce
± 92,774
7.02%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 0.783%

The number of people employed as Management occupations has been growing at a rate of 7.02%, from 14,910,291 people in 2018 to 15,957,608 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Management occupations employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Management occupations at  8.93%, followed by Restaurants & Food Services with 7.09% and Computer Systems Design with 4.13%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Management occupations in the US. The average age of male Management occupations in the workforce is 46.3 and of female Management occupations is 44.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Management occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

9.13M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 71,932
6.82M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 62,674

57.2% of Management occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Management occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Management occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

72.1% of Management occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.08% of Management occupations, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Management occupations.

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Age by Gender

46.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.103
44.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.118

The median age of Management occupations is 45.4, and Male employees are generally 2.01 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Management occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Management occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Management occupations hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Management occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Management occupations need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Management occupations need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Personnel Resources.

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