Transportation & Material Moving Occupations

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Total Workforce

9.54M

Average Age

42.4

Estimated Job Growth

6.17%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$36,905

Average Male Salary

$39,123

Average Female Salary

$26,665

About

Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are most often employed by the Truck transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations was $36,905 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Transportation & Material Moving Occupations by wage are Office & Administrative Support Occupations, Production Occupations, and Construction & Extraction Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Paterson City PUMA, NJ, and Clayton County (North)Forest Park City PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are Allentown City PUMA, PA, Fontana City (East) PUMA, CA, and Paterson City PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation & Material Moving Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Truck transportation is the industry that employs the most Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, by average wage, is Air transportation. Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are paid most in Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Allentown City PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,905

AVERAGE SALARY

± $298

In 2017, Transportation & Material Moving Occupations earned an average of $36,905, $15,159 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Production Occupations make somewhat more than Transportation & Material Moving Occupations while Office & Administrative Support Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Transportation & Material Moving Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.418

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Transportation & Material Moving Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.418, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, by number of employees, are Truck transportation, Couriers & messengers, and Warehousing & storage.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, by average wage, are Air transportation, Water transportation, and Electric & gas, and other combinations.

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Industries by Share

9.54M

2017 Workforce

± 73,334

1.56%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.07%

The number of people employed as Transportation & Material Moving Occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.56%, from 9,391,266 people in 2016 to 9,537,918 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations employed by various industries. Truck transportation employs the largest share of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations at  13.4%, followed by Couriers & messengers with 4.15% and Warehousing & storage with 3.88%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Transportation & Material Moving Occupations in the US. The average age of male Transportation & Material Moving Occupations in the workforce is 42.4 and of female Transportation & Material Moving Occupations is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

7.84M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 66,896

1.7M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 31,803

82.2% of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

68.1% of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18% of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

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Age by Gender

42.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.13

42.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.27

The median age of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 0.222 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Transportation & Material Moving Occupations need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Transportation & Material Moving Occupations need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are expected to see a growth of 6.17% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.17%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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