Bus service & urban transit

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Workforce
499k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
50
Estimated Job Growth
5.29%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$44,058
Average Male Salary
$50,387
Average Female Salary
$33,866

About

The top three occupations in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group are Bus drivers, transit and intercity, Bus drivers, school, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, School bus monitors, and Transportation attendants, except flight attendants. On average, full-time employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group work 42.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $53,214. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $18,608.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group are East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby PUMA, NY, Co-op City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville PUMA, NY, and Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen Beach & Homecrest PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Bus service & urban transit.

Workforce

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

The highest average salary in Bus service & urban transit goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

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9.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 27.4M people employed in the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry. This represents a 9.62% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

499k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 574k
6.27%
1 Year Growth
± 4.37%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 499k people employed in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 6.27%, , from 540k people in 2018 to 574k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Bus service & urban transit by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Bus drivers, transit and intercity represent the largest share of positions held in Bus service & urban transit at 35.5%, followed by Bus drivers, school with 18.2% and Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists with 5.13%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Bus service & urban transit employs an unusually high number of Bus drivers, transit and intercity, School bus monitors, and Transportation attendants, except flight attendants.

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Wages

Average Salary

$44,058
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,171

On average, employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group make $44,058 per year. This number makes Bus service & urban transit the 191 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 Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.392
WAGE GINI

Bus service & urban transit has a wage GINI of 0.392, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. 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 $50,387 and $33,866. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

220k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±11.5k
354k
MALE WORKFORCE
±14.6k

61.7% 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

$50,387
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,474
$33,866
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,801

On average, Male workers in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group make 1.49 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group earn 1.42 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 closest comparable data for Bus service & urban transit is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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 closest comparable data for Bus service & urban transit is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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 Transit and ground passenger transportation industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Transit and ground passenger transportation industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 5.29%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (21.6%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Transit and ground passenger transportation.
5.29%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Transit and ground passenger transportation.
21.6%
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10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Transit and ground passenger transportation industry.

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