Truck transportation

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Workforce
1.49M
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
45.6
Estimated Job Growth
0.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$50,766
Average Male Salary
$52,293
Average Female Salary
$41,011

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The top three occupations in the Truck transportation Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, and Other managers. On average, full-time employees in the Truck transportation Industry Group work 49.4 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $52,869. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $25,271.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Truck transportation Industry Group are Outer Green Bay City PUMA, WI, Henry County (North)Stockbridge City PUMA, GA, and Houston (East), Galena Park, Jacinto Cities & Cloverleaf PUMA, TX. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Truck transportation.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Truck transportation Industry Group. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Truck transportation Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, compared to other industries. 

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

Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.49M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 1.73M
3.59%
1 Year Growth
± 2.56%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.49M people employed in the Truck transportation Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Truck transportation Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 3.59%, , from 1.67M people in 2017 to 1.73M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Truck transportation by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Truck transportation at 67.2%, followed by Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 5.69% and Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance with 2.42%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Truck transportation employs an unusually high number of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, and Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Truck transportation, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Computer & information systems managers, and Facilities managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$50,766
AVERAGE WAGE
± $773

On average, employees in the Truck transportation Industry Group make $50,766 per year. This number makes Truck transportation the 156 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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 Truck transportation Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.339
WAGE GINI

Truck transportation has a wage GINI of 0.339, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Truck 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 Truck transportation Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Truck transportation Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $52,293 and $41,011. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

234k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±11.9k
1.49M
MALE WORKFORCE
±29.8k

86.5% of workers in the Truck transportation Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Truck transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$52,293
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$833
$41,011
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$2,002

On average, Male workers in the Truck transportation Industry Group make 1.28 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Truck transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
  2. White
  3. Black

On average, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races employees in the Truck transportation Industry Group earn 1.09 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 Truck transportation Industry Group.

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Input/Output

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

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

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

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the truck transportation industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The truck transportation industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.4%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.3%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

0.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the truck transportation industry.

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Output Growth

2.3%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the truck transportation industry.

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