Water transportation

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Workforce

65.5k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.6

Estimated Job Growth

1%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$72,103

Average Male Salary

$81,248

Average Female Salary

$47,482

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The top three occupations in the Water transportation Industry Group are Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Ship & boat captains & operators, Miscellaneous managers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Sales representatives, services, all other. On average, full-time employees in the Water transportation Industry Group work 50.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $77,711. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $25,526.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Water transportation Industry Group are Doral, Sweetwater Cities & Fontainebleau PUMA, FL, Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, and Miami City (East) & Key Biscayne Village PUMA, FL. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Water transportation.

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Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Water transportation Industry Group. Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are the most common position, but the Water transportation Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Water transportation goes to Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

65.5k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 72.9k

1.77%

1 Year Growth

± 12.7%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 65.5k people employed in the Water transportation Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Water transportation Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.77%, , from 71.6k people in 2016 to 72.9k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Water transportation by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers represent the largest share of positions held in Water transportation at 16.1%, followed by Ship & boat captains & operators with 14.4% and Miscellaneous managers with 4.08%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Water transportation employs an unusually high number of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Ship & boat captains & operators, and Marine engineers & naval architects.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Water transportation, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, General & operations managers, and Accountants & auditors.

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Wages

Average Salary

$72,103

AVERAGE WAGE

± $6,793

On average, employees in the Water transportation Industry Group make $72,103 per year. This number makes Water transportation the 48 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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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 Water transportation Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.454

WAGE GINI

Water transportation has a wage GINI of 0.454, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Water transportation (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 Water transportation Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Water transportation Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Water transportation Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Water transportation Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $81,248 and $47,482. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

19.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±3.45k

53.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

±5.66k

72.9% of workers in the Water transportation Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Water transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$81,248

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$8,818

$47,482

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$6,334

On average, Male workers in the Water transportation Industry Group make 1.71 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Water transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Water transportation Industry Group earn 1.29 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 Water transportation Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Water transportation Industry Group. 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 Water transportation Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Water transportation Industry Group 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 Water transportation is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Water transportation Industry Group 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 Water transportation Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Water transportation Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Water transportation Industry Group, 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 Water transportation Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 1%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.7%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Water transportation Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

1.7%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Water transportation Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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