Material Moving Occupations

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Total Workforce

3.94M

Average Age

38.1

Estimated Job Growth

6.89%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$27,523

Average Male Salary

$29,099

Average Female Salary

$22,053

About

Material Moving Occupations are most often employed by the Grocery Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Material Moving Occupations was $27,523 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Material Moving Occupations by wage are Healthcare Support Occupations, Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, and Office & Administrative Support Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Material Moving Occupations are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Paterson City PUMA, NJ, and San Bernardino City (West) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Material Moving Occupations are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Fontana City (East) PUMA, CA, and Paterson City PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Material Moving Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Grocery Stores is the industry that employs the most Material Moving Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Material Moving Occupations, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Material Moving Occupations are paid most in Oyster Bay Town (Central) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Johnson County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,523

AVERAGE SALARY

± $307

In 2017, Material Moving Occupations earned an average of $27,523, $24,541 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

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

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Wage Distribution

0.385

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Material Moving Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.385, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for 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 Material Moving Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Material Moving Occupations

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

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Industries

Most Common

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

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Material Moving Occupations, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Oil & gas extraction, and Metal ore mining.

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Industries by Share

3.94M

2017 Workforce

± 48,067

1.05%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.71%

The number of people employed as Material Moving Occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.05%, from 3,897,040 people in 2016 to 3,938,116 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Material Moving Occupations employed by various industries. Grocery Stores employs the largest share of Material Moving Occupations at  8.26%, followed by Warehousing & storage with 8.11% and Couriers & messengers with 4.25%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Material Moving Occupations in the US. The average age of male Material Moving Occupations in the workforce is 37.6 and of female Material Moving Occupations is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Material Moving Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

3.06M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 42,484

880k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 22,969

77.6% of Material Moving Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Material Moving Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Material Moving Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

64.7% of Material Moving Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19% of Material Moving Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Material Moving Occupations.

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Age by Gender

37.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.202

40.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.377

The median age of Material Moving Occupations is 38.1, and Male employees are generally 2.6 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Material Moving Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Material Moving Occupations are expected to see a growth of 6.89% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.89%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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