Car washes

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Workforce
938k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
33.2
Estimated Job Growth
0.3%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$24,925
Average Male Salary
$25,766
Average Female Salary
$20,259

About

The top three occupations in the Car washes Industry Group are Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Cashiers, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, and General & operations managers. On average, full-time employees in the Car washes Industry Group work 43.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $32,635. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $10,462.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Car washes Industry Group are Spokane City (North) PUMA, WA, Concord (West), Martinez & Pleasant Hill Cities PUMA, CA, and Elizabeth City PUMA, NJ. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Car washes.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Car washes Industry Group. Cleaners of vehicles & equipment are the most common position, but the Car washes Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Car washes goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

938k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 156k
-4.46%
1 Year Growth
± 9.1%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 938k people employed in the Car washes Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Car washes Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -4.46%, , from 163k people in 2017 to 156k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Car washes by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Cleaners of vehicles & equipment represent the largest share of positions held in Car washes at 62.9%, followed by Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers with 12.6% and Cashiers with 5.51%.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Car washes, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Other Sales Workers, and Maintenance & repair workers, general.

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Wages

Average Salary

$24,925
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,832

On average, employees in the Car washes Industry Group make $24,925 per year. This number makes Car washes the 262 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 Car washes Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.448
WAGE GINI

Car washes has a wage GINI of 0.448, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Car washes (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 Car washes Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Car washes Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $25,766 and $20,259. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

23.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±3.78k
132k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.91k

84.7% of workers in the Car washes Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Car washes Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$25,766
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,090
$20,259
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$2,962

On average, Male workers in the Car washes Industry Group make 1.27 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Car washes Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
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On average, N/A employees in the Car washes Industry Group earn NaNk 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 Car washes Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Car washes 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. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Car washes Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Car washes Industry Group is Professional and business services.

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 Car washes is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Car washes is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Car washes Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing 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 Car washes is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the automotive repair and maintenance 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 automotive repair and maintenance industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.3%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (0.7%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is automotive repair and maintenance.
0.3%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is automotive repair and maintenance.
0.7%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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