Warehousing & storage

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Workforce
3.4M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
38.4
Estimated Job Growth
6.32%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$34,938
Average Male Salary
$37,969
Average Female Salary
$29,106

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The top three occupations in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Industrial truck & tractor operators, Packers & packagers, hand, Stockers and order fillers, and Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks. On average, full-time employees in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group work 42 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $36,751. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $19,838.

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

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group. Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are the most common position, but the Warehousing & storage Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Industrial truck & tractor operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Warehousing & storage goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
13.5%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 1.08M people employed in the Warehousing and Storage industry. This represents a 13.5% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

3.4M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 876k
5.99%
1 Year Growth
± 3.54%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 3.4M people employed in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 5.99%, , from 827k people in 2018 to 876k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Warehousing & storage by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand represent the largest share of positions held in Warehousing & storage at 22.9%, followed by Industrial truck & tractor operators with 12.5% and Packers & packagers, hand with 9.07%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Warehousing & storage employs an unusually high number of Industrial truck & tractor operators, Packers & packagers, hand, and Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Warehousing & storage, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Industrial production managers, and Computer & information systems managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$34,938
AVERAGE WAGE
± $889

On average, employees in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group make $34,938 per year. This number makes Warehousing & storage the 231 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 Warehousing & storage Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.352
WAGE GINI

Warehousing & storage has a wage GINI of 0.352, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Warehousing & storage (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 Warehousing & storage Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Warehousing & storage Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $37,969 and $29,106. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

300k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±13.4k
577k
MALE WORKFORCE
±18.6k

65.8% of workers in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Warehousing & storage Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$37,969
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,227
$29,106
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,039

On average, Male workers in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group make 1.3 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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

On average, American Indian employees in the Warehousing & storage Industry Group earn 1.17 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 Warehousing & storage Industry Group.

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Input/Output

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

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

The Warehousing & storage 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 Warehousing & storage is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Warehousing and storage 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 Warehousing and storage industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 6.32%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (16.7%) 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 Warehousing and storage.
6.32%
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 Warehousing and storage. 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 Warehousing and storage.
16.7%
Estimate Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Warehousing and storage industry.

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