Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities

Industry Sector

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Workforce
8.1M
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.9
Average Salary
$57,187
Average Male Salary
$61,178
Average Female Salary
$60,154

About

The top three occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Postal service mail carriers, Other managers, and Taxi drivers. On average, full-time employees in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector work 45.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $62,113. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $26,351.

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

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry 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, and Utilities goes to Tax preparers.

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.

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

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

8.1M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 67.9k
2.96%
1 Year Growth
± 1.16%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector has been growing at a rate of 2.96%, , from 7.87M people in 2019 to 8.1M people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities at 19.7%, followed by Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 6.48% and Postal service mail carriers with 4.12%.

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Most Common

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

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sectors, Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities 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, and Utilities, by average wage, are Tax preparers, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$57,187
AVERAGE WAGE
± $464

On average, employees in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector make $57,187 per year. This number makes Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities the 7 highest paying Industry Sector in the United States out of a total of 14 Industry 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, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.405
WAGE GINI

Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities has a wage GINI of 0.405, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities (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, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $61,178 and $60,154. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

2.07M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±35k
6.03M
MALE WORKFORCE
±59.1k

74.5% of workers in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$61,178
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$567
$60,154
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$557

On average, Male workers in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector make 1.02 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. American Indian

On average, White employees in the Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industry Sector earn 1.09 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, and Utilities Industry Sector.

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Input/Output

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

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.

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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