Personal Care & Service Occupations

Minor Occupation Group

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2020 Workforce
3.36M
Average Age
37.7
Average Salary
$23,339
Average Male Salary
$28,355
Average Female Salary
$21,502

About

Personal Care & Service Occupations are most often employed by the Beauty salons industry. The average yearly wage for Personal Care & Service Occupations was $23,339 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Personal Care & Service Occupations by wage are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations, Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, and Healthcare Support Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Personal Care & Service Occupations are Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY, and Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Personal Care & Service Occupations are Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, Atlantic City & Ventnor City PUMA, NJ, and Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Personal Care & Service Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Beauty salons is the industry that employs the most Personal Care & Service Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Personal Care & Service Occupations, by average wage, is Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals. Personal Care & Service Occupations are paid most in Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$23,339
AVERAGE SALARY
± $372

In 2020, Personal Care & Service Occupations earned an average of $23,339, $32,615 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations make somewhat more than Personal Care & Service Occupations while Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Personal Care & Service Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.446
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Personal Care & Service Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.446, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Personal Care & Service 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 Personal Care & Service Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Personal Care & Service Occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Personal Care & Service Occupations.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Personal Care & Service Occupations, by average wage, are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals, Public finance activities, and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

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Industries by Share

3.36M
2020 Workforce
± 44,485
−2.34%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.91%

The number of people employed as Personal Care & Service Occupations has been declining at a rate of −2.34%, from 3,439,640 people in 2019 to 3,359,126 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Personal Care & Service Occupations employed by various industries. Beauty salons employs the largest share of Personal Care & Service Occupations at  18.6%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 17.2% and Child day care services with 13.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Personal Care & Service Occupations in the US. The average age of male Personal Care & Service Occupations in the workforce is 37.4 and of female Personal Care & Service Occupations is 37.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Personal Care & Service Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

900k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 23,226
2.46M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 38,177

73.2% of Personal Care & Service Occupations are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Personal Care & Service Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Personal Care & Service Occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

57.3% of Personal Care & Service Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.2% of Personal Care & Service Occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Personal Care & Service Occupations.

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Age by Sex

37.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.426
37.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.24

The median age of Personal Care & Service Occupations is 37.7, and Male employees are generally 0.351 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Personal Care & Service Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Personal Care & Service Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Personal Care & Service Occupations hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Personal Care & Service Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Personal Care & Service Occupations need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Personal Care & Service Occupations need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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