In 2021, AWIN commissioned two research studies, one of policies and practices in member companies in Middle Tennessee and the second a repeat of its 2019 study on gender representation in managerial positions in the Nashville metro area. The first was conducted anonymously, and the aggregate results are available below. The latter report was produced by the Data Sciences Institute at Middle Tennessee State University and may be downloaded below. Questions about the report may be submitted to its author, Dr. Amy Harris, at email@example.com, or to AWIN Executive Director Eve Hutcherson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managerial occupations account for 6.5% of all jobs in the Nashville MSA (64,318 jobs). This is a slightly higher proportion of overall jobs than is observed for the state (5.6%) and nation (5.2%).
From 2013-2018, the number of managerial jobs in the Nashville MSA grew by 31%. This growth rate outpaced state (21%) and national (17%) growth in managerial occupations for the same time period. It also outpaced the growth rate across all occupations in the Nashville MSA (17%).
The projected growth rate for managerial occupations in the Nashville MSA (2018-2023) is 11%, compared to a 9% projected growth rate for Tennessee and 7% for the nation. The projected growth rate for managerial occupations is comparable to the projected growth rate for all occupations in the Nashville MSA (10%).
The median salary for managerial occupations in the Nashville MSA is $89,212. This is 135% higher than the median salary for the regional workforce as a whole ($37,970). It is also 8% higher than the median salary for managerial occupations statewide ($82,514); however, it falls 15% below the national median salary for managerial occupations ($104,963).
Local female representation in managerial occupations is comparable to that of the state and nation. Female workers occupy 41.8% of local managerial positions, compared to 41.5% statewide and 39.3% nationally.
Local female representation in managerial occupations (41.8%) is lower than that of the local workforce as a whole (49.3%), and also the local population (51.2%).
The managerial occupation with the largest number of jobs in the Nashville MSA is General and Operations Managers, comprising 23.4% of all managerial occupations. Women occupy 30.9% of jobs within this occupation.
The managerial occupation in the Nashville MSA with the lowest percentage of female representation is Architectural and Engineering Managers where only 9.7% of jobs are occupied by females. It is followed closely by Construction Managers where just 10.0% of jobs are held by women. The latter occupation also has the least racial diversity with 92.9% of positions held by white workers.
The managerial occupation with the highest percentage of female representation is Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program where 79.6% of jobs are occupied by females. This is also the occupation with the lowest median salary at $47,435.
The managerial occupation with the highest median compensation in the Nashville MSA is Chief Executives at $130,311. Women hold 25.4% of managerial jobs, which places this occupation in the bottom five of the 31 occupations studied for female representation. It ranks next-to-last in racial diversity with 91.0% of jobs held by white workers.
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