Administrative, support & waste management services

Industry Sub-Sector

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Workforce
9.34M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.3
Estimated Job Growth
3.78%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$41,221
Average Male Salary
$44,949
Average Female Salary
$43,378

About

The top three occupations in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Group are Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, Janitors & building cleaners, Security guards & gaming surveillance officers, Customer service representatives, and Maids & housekeeping cleaners. On average, full-time employees in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector work 43 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $47,171. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,680.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector are Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL, Tucson City (South) PUMA, AZ, and Santa Ana City (East) PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Administrative, support & waste management services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are the most common position, but the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Pest control workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Administrative, support & waste management services goes to Physicians.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
10.8%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 8.82M people employed in the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services industry. This represents a 10.8% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

9.34M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 5.77M
−1.17%
1 Year Growth
± 1.43%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 9.34M people employed in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector has been declining at a rate of −1.17%, , from 5.84M people in 2019 to 5.77M people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Administrative, support & waste management services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers represent the largest share of positions held in Administrative, support & waste management services at 11%, followed by Janitors & building cleaners with 10.5% and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers with 8.82%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector, by number of employees, are Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, Janitors & building cleaners, Security guards & gaming surveillance officers, Customer service representatives, and Maids & housekeeping cleaners.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Administrative, support & waste management services employs an unusually high number of Pest control workers, Travel agents, and Firstline supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, & groundskeeping workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Administrative, support & waste management services, by average wage, are Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$41,221
AVERAGE WAGE
± $506

On average, employees in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector make $41,221 per year. This number makes Administrative, support & waste management services the 16 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 Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.462
WAGE GINI

Administrative, support & waste management services has a wage GINI of 0.462, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Administrative, support & waste management services (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 Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $44,949 and $43,378. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

2.3M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±37k
3.46M
MALE WORKFORCE
±45.2k

60.1% of workers in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$44,949
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$710
$43,378
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$688

On average, Male workers in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector make 1.04 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Administrative, support & waste management services 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. White
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, Asian employees in the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.32 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 Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Administrative, support & waste management services 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. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector is Professional and business services.

In this flow diagram, 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 Administrative, support & waste management services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Administrative, support & waste management services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector 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 Administrative, support & waste management services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Administrative, support & waste management services Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Administrative and Waste Services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Administrative and Waste Services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 3.78%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (24.5%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Administrative and Waste Services.
3.78%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Administrative and Waste Services. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Administrative and Waste Services.
24.5%
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10-year Projection

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