Transportation & Warehousing

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Workforce
7.15M
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.8
Average Salary
$51,943
Average Male Salary
$56,216
Average Female Salary
$39,936

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The top three occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Postal service mail carriers, Taxi drivers, and Couriers & messengers. On average, full-time employees in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector work 45.6 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $56,805. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $26,560.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector are Fontana City (East) PUMA, CA, Memphis City (Southeast) PUMA, TN, and DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Transportation & Warehousing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Transportation & Warehousing goes to Physicians.

Monthly Employment

Showing data for the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry sector.
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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.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Trade, Transportation, and Utilities over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

7.15M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 64.1k
3.45%
1 Year Growth
± 1.24%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector has been growing at a rate of 3.45%, , from 6.91M people in 2018 to 7.15M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Transportation & Warehousing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Transportation & Warehousing at 23%, followed by Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 7.26% and Postal service mail carriers with 4.67%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Postal service mail carriers, Taxi drivers, and Couriers & messengers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Transportation & Warehousing employs an unusually high number of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Postal service mail carriers, and Postal service clerks.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Transportation & Warehousing, by average wage, are Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$51,943
AVERAGE WAGE
± $470

On average, employees in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector make $51,943 per year. This number makes Transportation & Warehousing the 13 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-Sectors.

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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 Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.408
WAGE GINI

Transportation & Warehousing has a wage GINI of 0.408, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Transportation & Warehousing (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 Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $56,216 and $39,936. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.88M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±33.4k
5.27M
MALE WORKFORCE
±55.4k

73.8% of workers in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$56,216
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$591
$39,936
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$624

On average, Male workers in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector make 1.41 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector.

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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. Asian

On average, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races employees in the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.1 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 Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

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

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

The Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector 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 Transportation & Warehousing is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Transportation & Warehousing Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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