Bus service & urban transit

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Workforce

478k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

49.3

Estimated Job Growth

0.2%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$41,907

Average Male Salary

$47,433

Average Female Salary

$33,080

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The top three occupations in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group are Bus drivers, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, and Childcare workers. On average, full-time employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group work 42.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $50,492. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,697.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group are East New York & Starrett City PUMA, NY, Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, and Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Bus service & urban transit.

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Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group. Bus drivers are the most common position, but the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Bus drivers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Bus service & urban transit goes to Computer & information systems managers.

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Occupations by Share

478k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 537k

-2.03%

1 Year Growth

± 4.8%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 478k people employed in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -2.03%, , from 548k people in 2016 to 537k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Bus service & urban transit by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Bus drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Bus service & urban transit at 55%, followed by Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists with 4.33% and Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers with 2.7%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Bus service & urban transit employs an unusually high number of Bus drivers, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, and Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Bus service & urban transit, by average wage, are Computer & information systems managers, Architectural & engineering managers, and Production, planning, & expediting clerks.

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Wages

Average Salary

$41,907

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,253

On average, employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group make $41,907 per year. This number makes Bus service & urban transit the 187 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 Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.397

WAGE GINI

Bus service & urban transit has a wage GINI of 0.397, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Bus service & urban transit (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 Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $47,433 and $33,080. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

207k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±11.2k

330k

MALE WORKFORCE

±14.1k

61.5% of workers in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$47,433

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,639

$33,080

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,834

On average, Male workers in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group make 1.43 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. Two or More Races

  3. Black

On average, Asian employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group earn 1.44 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 Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Bus service & urban transit 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 Bus service & urban transit Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Bus service & urban transit 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 Bus service & urban transit is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Bus service & urban transit 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 Bus service & urban transit Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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