Transportation & Warehousing

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Workforce

6.91M

2018 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.9

Average Salary

$50,690

Average Male Salary

$54,305

Average Female Salary

$40,504

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The top three occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Postal service mail carriers, Taxi drivers, and Other managers. On average, full-time employees in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector work 45.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $55,250. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $24,745.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector are Memphis City (Southeast) PUMA, TN, Memphis City (Southwest) PUMA, TN, and Fontana City (West) PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Transportation & Warehousing.

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Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-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 goes to Personal financial advisors.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

6.91M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 63k

4.07%

1 Year Growth

± 1.25%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector has been growing at a rate of 4.07%, , from 6.64M people in 2017 to 6.91M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Transportation & Warehousing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Transportation & Warehousing at 23.3%, followed by Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 7.58% and Postal service mail carriers with 4.77%.

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Most Common

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

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Most Specialized

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

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Transportation & Warehousing, by average wage, are Personal financial advisors, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$50,690

AVERAGE WAGE

± $455

On average, employees in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector make $50,690 per year. This number makes Transportation & Warehousing the 13 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-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 Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.401

WAGE GINI

Transportation & Warehousing has a wage GINI of 0.401, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Transportation & Warehousing (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 Industry Sub-Sector.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $54,305 and $40,504. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.81M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±32.8k

5.1M

MALE WORKFORCE

±54.5k

73.8% of workers in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$54,305

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$562

$40,504

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$679

On average, Male workers in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector make 1.34 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-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 Industry Sub-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 Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-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 Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-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.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Transportation & Warehousing is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Transportation & Warehousing is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

The Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-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 closest comparable data for Transportation & Warehousing is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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

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