Data processing, hosting & related services

Industry Group

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Workforce
152k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.2
Average Salary
$92,264
Average Male Salary
$108,623
Average Female Salary
$103,497

About

The top three occupations in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group are Software developers, Data entry keyers, Computer & information systems managers, Customer service representatives, and Computer support specialists. On average, full-time employees in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group work 43.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $97,889. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,992.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group are Milwaukee County (Northeast) PUMA, WI, North Beach & Chinatown PUMA, CA, and Cumberland Valley Area Development District (North) PUMA, KY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Data processing, hosting & related services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group. Software developers are the most common position, but the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Data entry keyers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Data processing, hosting & related services goes to Architectural & engineering managers.

Monthly Employment

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Start Year
Y-Axis
3.88%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 2.73M people employed in the Information industry. This represents a 3.88% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

152k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 9.57k
−1.35%
1 Year Growth
± 8.99%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −1.35%, , from 154k people in 2019 to 152k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Data processing, hosting & related services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Software developers represent the largest share of positions held in Data processing, hosting & related services at 8.9%, followed by Data entry keyers with 8.27% and Computer & information systems managers with 5.81%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Software developers, Data entry keyers, Computer & information systems managers, Customer service representatives, and Computer support specialists.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Data processing, hosting & related services employs an unusually high number of Data entry keyers, Statistical assistants, and Database administrators and architects.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Data processing, hosting & related services, by average wage, are Architectural & engineering managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$92,264
AVERAGE WAGE
± $5,733

On average, employees in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group make $92,264 per year. This number makes Data processing, hosting & related services the 22 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 Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.438
WAGE GINI

Data processing, hosting & related services has a wage GINI of 0.438, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Data processing, hosting & related 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 Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $108,623 and $103,497. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

65.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±6.28k
86.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
±7.22k

57% of workers in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$108,623
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$8,522
$103,497
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$7,691

On average, Male workers in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group make 1.05 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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

On average, Asian employees in the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group earn 1.29 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 Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Data processing, hosting & related services 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 Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group is Information.

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 Data processing, hosting & related services is from Information.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Data processing, hosting & related services is from Information.

The Data processing, hosting & related services 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 Data processing, hosting & related services is from Information.

The Information Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Data processing, hosting & related services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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