Car washes

Industry Group

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Workforce
949k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
33.7
Estimated Job Growth
3.48%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$25,969
Average Male Salary
$26,998
Average Female Salary
$25,910

About

The top three occupations in the Car washes Industry Group are Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Cashiers, Other managers, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Car washes Industry Group work 43.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $33,876. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $11,421.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Car washes Industry Group are Hillsborough County (North Central) PUMA, FL, DeSoto & Lancaster Cities PUMA, TX, and Clay County (Northeast) PUMA, MO. 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.

Monthly Employment

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14.9%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 5.31M people employed in the Other Services industry. This represents a 14.9% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

949k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 158k
−1.08%
1 Year Growth
± 8.81%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 949k people employed in the Car washes Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Car washes Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −1.08%, , from 159k people in 2019 to 158k people in 2020.

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 62.2%, followed by Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers with 13.4% and Cashiers with 3.79%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Car washes Industry Group, by number of employees, are Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Cashiers, Other managers, and Customer service representatives.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Car washes, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Sales managers, and General & operations managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$25,969
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,081

On average, employees in the Car washes Industry Group make $25,969 per year. This number makes Car washes the 261 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

0.477
WAGE GINI

Car washes has a wage GINI of 0.477, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. 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 $26,998 and $25,910. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

26.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±4.03k
131k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.87k

82.9% of workers in the Car washes Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Car washes Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$26,998
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,396
$25,910
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$2,308

On average, Male workers in the Car washes Industry Group make 1.04 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-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
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Other

On average, Asian employees in the Car washes Industry Group earn 1.21 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. Professional and business services 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 flow diagram, 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 Professional and business services 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 7.66% in the next ten years. The Automotive repair and maintenance industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 3.48%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (12.1%) 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 Automotive repair and maintenance.
3.48%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Automotive repair and maintenance. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job 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.
12.1%
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10-year Projection

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