Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities

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Workforce

7.93M

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

44

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$53,821

Average Male Salary

$57,415

Average Female Salary

$43,351

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The top three occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Postal service mail carriers, and Miscellaneous managers. On average, full-time employees in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector work 45.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $58,346. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,794.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector are Clayton County (North)Forest Park City PUMA, GA, Memphis City (Southwest) PUMA, TN, and Memphis City (Southeast) PUMA, TN. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector employs a relatively high number of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities goes to Economists.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

7.93M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 67.2k

4.91%

1 Year Growth

± 1.16%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector has been growing at a rate of 4.91%, , from 7.56M people in 2016 to 7.93M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities at 19.8%, followed by Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 6.24% and Taxi drivers & chauffeurs with 4.39%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Postal service mail carriers, and Miscellaneous managers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sectors, Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities employs an unusually high number of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Postal service mail carriers, and Postal service clerks.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities, by average wage, are Economists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$53,821

AVERAGE WAGE

± $437

On average, employees in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector make $53,821 per year. This number makes Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities the 7 highest paying Industry Sector in the United States out of a total of 14 Industry Sectors.

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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 Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.4

WAGE GINI

Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities has a wage GINI of 0.4, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities (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 Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $57,415 and $43,351. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

2.03M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±34.7k

5.9M

MALE WORKFORCE

±58.4k

74.4% of workers in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$57,415

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$536

$43,351

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$667

On average, Male workers in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector make 1.32 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector earn 1.08 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 Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Transportation and warehousing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. 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.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Transportation and warehousing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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