INTRODUCTION

The Occupation Data contains information about all of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) data in the Region. From the Regions screen, click the View Region Details button or click the name of the region. Note that all the data in Region Details is nominal; it is not adjusted for inflation.

OCCUPATION DATA DETAILS

The SOC categorizes occupations into several levels of detail, including 800+ detailed occupations which comprise 400+ broad groups, ~100 minor groups, and 23 major groups.  For example, in the 2019 data, SOC categorizes jobs into one of 804* detailed occupations which contains 454 broad groups, 97 minor groups, and 23 major groups. This article outlines descriptions of the terms and categories found within the tables. 

Occupation Data only includes Wage & Salary Employment. No Proprietor Employment is included. Wage & Salary income includes base salary and/or wages, employee paid social insurance tax, bonuses, stock options, severance pay, profit distributions, and reimbursements for meals and lodging. Employee Compensation (EC) includes all the above as well as the employer portion of social insurance tax, employer contributions to 401K, and reimbursements for special benefits, such as gym memberships. As EC includes all additional costs of employment, it is often described as the total cost of an employee (or of employees) to the employer or fully-loaded payroll. The difference between them is referred to as supplements to wage and salary income and includes the employer portion of social insurance tax, employer contributions to 401K, and reimbursements for special benefits

 
Level Name Records
Total All occupations 1
Major 2-digit 23
Minor 3-digit 97
Broad 4-digit 454
Detail 5-digit 804*
* While there are 804 occupations at the detailed level, IMPLAN data contains 802 occupations.
 

REGION OCCUPATION SUMMARY

This table lists by-occupation data for the region. By default, occupations are presented at the detail level. Use the filter option to select one of the detail levels presented in the table at the beginning of this article.

  • Occ Code = occupation code
  • Occupation = description of the occupation
  • Wage and Salary Employment = regional wage and salary employment for the occupation; excluding Proprietors which are not included in IMPLAN’s occupation data
  • Wage and Salary Income = regional wage and salary income for the occupation 
  • Supplements to Wages and Salaries = value of benefits and bonuses paid to wage and salary workers; the difference between Employee Compensation and Wage and Salary Income
  • Employee Compensation = regional employee compensation for the occupation
  • Hours Worked = hours worked by the occupation
  • Location Quotient = wage and salary employment based location quotient for the occupation, as compared to the U.S. as a whole

REGION OCCUPATIONAL AVERAGES

This table lists by-occupation average data for the region. By default, occupations are presented at the detail level. Use the filter option to select one of the detail levels presented in the table at the beginning of this article.

  • Occ Code = occupation code
  • Occupation = description of the occupation
  • Average Wage and Salary Income = average wage and salary income for the occupation
  • Average Supplements to Wages and Salaries = average value of benefits and bonuses paid to wage and salary workers; the difference between Employee Compensation and Wage and Salary Income
  • Average Employee Compensation = average employee compensation for the occupation
  • Average Hours per Year = average hours worked per year for the occupation
  • Average Wage and Salary Income per Hour = average per hour rate of wage & salary income for the occupation (W&S/hours worked)
  • Average Supplements to Wages and Salaries per Hour = average per hour rate of supplements to wage & salary income for the occupation (supplements to W&S/hours worked)
  • Average Employee Compensation per Hour = average per hour rate of employee compensation for the occupation (EC/hours worked)

INDUSTRY OCCUPATIONAL DETAIL

This table lists by-industry by-occupation data for the Region. By default, occupations are presented for IMPLAN Industry 1 - Oilseed Farming. Use the Filter option to select a different Industry. 

  • Occ Code = occupation code
  • Occupation = description of the occupation
  • Wage and Salary Employment = regional wage and salary employment for the occupation; excluding Proprietors which are not included in IMPLAN’s occupation data
  • Wage and Salary Income = regional wage and salary income for the occupation 
  • Supplements to Wages and Salaries = value of benefits and bonuses paid to wage and salary workers; the difference between Employee Compensation and Wage and Salary Income
  • Employee Compensation = regional Employee Compensation for the occupation
  • Hours Worked = hours worked by the occupation

INDUSTRY OCCUPATIONAL AVERAGES

This table lists by-industry by-occupation average data for the Region. By default, occupations are presented for IMPLAN Industry 1 - Oilseed Farming. Use the Filter option to select a different Industry. 

  • Industry Code = IMPLAN Industry Code
  • Description = description of the IMPLAN Industry
  • Occ Code = occupation code
  • Occupation = description of the occupation
  • Average Wage and Salary Income = average wage and salary income for the occupation
  • Average Supplements to Wages and Salaries = average value of benefits and bonuses paid to wage and salary workers; the difference between Employee Compensation and Wage and Salary Income
  • Average Employee Compensation = average employee compensation for the occupation
  • Average Hours per Year = average hours worked per year for the occupation
  • Average Wage and Salary Income per Hour = average per hour rate of wage & salary income for the occupation(W&S/hours worked)
  • Average Supplements to Wages and Salaries per Hour = average per hour rate of supplements to wage & salary income for the occupation(supplements to W&S/hours worked)
  • Average Employee Compensation per Hour = average per hour rate of employee compensation for the occupation (EC/hours worked)

CORE COMPETENCIES

REGION SUMMARY

These tables summarize the regional composition of each competency. 

Ability, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Competency Code = Unique competency identifier from O*Net competency codes
  • Description = Competency description from O*Net competency descriptions 
  • Ext Description = further details on the competency description
  • Competency Points = The sum of competency points are a measure of the human capital endowments in the Region given the current occupation mix of Employment in the Region. For more information on how competency points are calculated, see the article Occupation Data Details.
  • Competency Share of Total = A measure of the relative size of a competency when compared to the total sum of like competencies; how important this competency is compared to other like competencies. Example formula (Ability: Oral Comprehension Competency Points / Sum of Ability Comprehension Points). 
  • Location Quotient = Competency based location quotient as compared to the U.S. as a whole

Education Required, Work Experience Required, and On-the-Job Training

  • Competency Code = Unique competency identifier from O*Net competency codes 
  • Description = Competency description from O*Net competency descriptions
  • Employee Count = The sum of Wage and Salary employees estimated to exhibit the specified competency. For more information, see the article Occupation Data Details.
  • Employee Count Share of Total = A measure of the percent of total wage and salary employees that exhibit the given competency.
  • Location Quotient = Wage and Salary Employee count based location quotient as compared to the U.S. as a whole

INDUSTRY SUMMARY

These tables summarize the regional composition of each competency by industry. Use the filter to switch which industry’s information is displayed as Industry 1 - Oilseed farming will be displayed by default.

Ability, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Industry Code = IMPLAN Industry code
  • Description = IMPLAN Industry description
  • Competency Code = Unique competency identifier from O*Net competency codes 
  • Description = Competency description from O*Net competency descriptions
  • Ext Description = further details on the competency description
  • Competency Points = The sum of competency points are a measure of the human capital endowments in the Region given the current occupation mix of Employment in the Region. For more information on how competency points are calculated, see the article Occupation Data Details.
  • Competency Share of Total = A measure of the relative size of a competency when compared to the total sum of like competencies; how important this competency is compared to other like competencies. Example formula (Ability: Oral Comprehension Competency Points / Sum of Ability Comprehension Points). 

Education Required, Work Experience Required, and On-the-Job Training

  • Industry Code = IMPLAN Industry code
  • Description = IMPLAN Industry description
  • Competency Code = Unique competency identifier from O*Net competency codes
  • Description = Competency description from O*Net competency descriptions
  • Employee Count = The sum of Wage and Salary Employees estimated to exhibit the specified competency. For more see the article Occupation Data Details.
  • Employee Count Share of Total = A measure of the percent of total Wage and Salary Employees that exhibit the given competency.

OCCUPATION SUMMARY

These tables summarize the regional composition of each competency by occupation. Use the filter to switch which occupation’s information is displayed.

Ability, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Occ Code = occupation code
  • Occupation = description of the occupation
  • Competency Code = Unique competency identifier from O*Net competency codes 
  • Description = Competency description from O*Net competency descriptions
  • Ext Description = further details on the competency description
  • Competency Points = The sum of competency points are a measure of the human capital endowments in the Region given the current occupation mix of Employment in the region. For more information on how competency points are calculated, see the article Occupation Data Details.
  • Competency Share of Total = A measure of the relative size of a competency when compared to the total sum of like competencies; how important this competency is compared to other like competencies. Example formula (Ability: Oral Comprehension Competency Points / Sum of Ability Comprehension Points). 

Education Required, Work Experience Required, and On-the-Job Training

  • Occ Code = occupation code
  • Occupation = description of the occupation
  • Competency Code = Unique competency identifier from O*Net competency codes 
  • Description = Competency description from O*Net competency descriptions 
  • Employee Count = The sum of wage and salary employees estimated to exhibit the specified competency. For more information, see the article Occupation Data Details.
  • Employee Count Share of Total = A measure of the percent of total Wage and Salary Employees that exhibit the given competency

SORTING

The title bar displayed across the top of each Occupation table contains buttons that can change the viewing attributes of the table. Column titles act as sorting buttons. Initially most views are sorted by Industry or Commodity code in ascending value (first row is 1 last row is 546). To change the way all fields in the table are arranged, click on the title of the desired column. All data in the table will be sorted in descending order (highest values listed at the top of the table) relative to the column title. To change how the data is sorted, click on another field. When the view has been sorted by a column other than Industry Code, the selected column title will appear with an arrow to its right indicating that the table has been sorted by this column header.

DOWNLOADING

The download function allows data to be exported as a CSV or PDF by clicking on the Dashboard Actions icon in the upper right corner of the table. 

This will prompt a popup. Click download.

 

 

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Written August 30, 2023