Sectoral Share, Arizona Less the National Average
Note: Sectors are listed in order of the earnings per employee in the United States
A diverse industrial composition, but with disproportionately large shares in high-paying sectors and relatively small shares in highly cyclical sectors, could be considered to be the ideal composition. The industrial composition in Arizona is moderately different than the national average based on employment, with a larger variance from the national average based on gross domestic product (GDP).
In general, sectoral shares in Arizona are smaller than the national average in high-paying sectors — particularly manufacturing; information; and professional, scientific and technical services — and larger in sectors paying average and below-average wages, including real estate and rental, administrative support, and retail trade. The result is an overall industrial mix that is tilted toward lower-wage jobs.