Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
31.3k
Average Age
39.8
Average Salary
$64,741
Average Male Salary
$68,809
Average Female Salary
$54,923

About

Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are most often employed by the Scientific research & development services industry. The average yearly wage for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians was $64,741 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians by wage are Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers, Occupational therapists, and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, and Houston (Southeast), Pasadena (Southeast), La Porte (South) & Seabrook (East) Cities PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, Houston (Southeast), Pasadena (Southeast), La Porte (South) & Seabrook (East) Cities PUMA, TX, and Rural Nevada PUMA, NV.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Scientific research & development services is the industry that employs the most Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are paid most in Houston (Southeast), Pasadena (Southeast), La Porte (South) & Seabrook (East) Cities PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,741
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,694

In 2020, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians earned an average of $64,741, $8,787 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Occupational therapists make somewhat more than Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians while Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.313
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.313, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Pipeline transportation, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

31.3k
2020 Workforce
± 4,347
−15%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 22.2%

The number of people employed as Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians has been declining at a rate of −15%, from 36,879 people in 2019 to 31,349 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians employed by various industries. Scientific research & development services employs the largest share of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians at  9.97%, followed by Petroleum refining with 9.38% and Support activities for mining with 8.89%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians in the US. The average age of male Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians in the workforce is 40.6 and of female Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is 37.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

22.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,655
9.18k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,353

70.7% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

66.9% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.28% of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians.

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Age by Sex

40.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.36
37.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.51

The median age of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is 39.8, and Male employees are generally 2.84 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians hold a major in Physical Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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