Cleaners of vehicles & equipment

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Total Workforce
349k
Average Age
36
Average Salary
$23,931
Average Male Salary
$24,687
Average Female Salary
$20,387

About

Cleaners of vehicles & equipment are most often employed by the Car washes industry. The average yearly wage for Cleaners of vehicles & equipment was $23,931 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cleaners of vehicles & equipment by wage are Bus drivers, school, Recreation workers, and Receptionists & information clerks.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cleaners of vehicles & equipment and on wages and locations for those in the field. Car washes is the industry that employs the most Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Cleaners of vehicles & equipment are paid most in Venango, Jefferson, Clarion & Forest Counties PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$23,931
AVERAGE SALARY
± $977

In 2018, Cleaners of vehicles & equipment earned an average of $23,931, $29,957 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Receptionists & information clerks make somewhat more than Cleaners of vehicles & equipment while Bus drivers, school make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Cleaners of vehicles & equipment as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.375
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Cleaners of vehicles & equipment had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.375, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Cleaners of vehicles & equipment (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 Cleaners of vehicles & equipment.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, by number of employees, are Car washes, Car Dealers, and Automotive repair & maintenance.

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Industries by Share

349k
2018 Workforce
± 14,485
-1.85%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.95%

The number of people employed as Cleaners of vehicles & equipment has been declining at a rate of -1.85%, from 355,463 people in 2017 to 348,892 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment employed by various industries. Car washes employs the largest share of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment at  28.1%, followed by Car Dealers with 20.2% and Automotive repair & maintenance with 4.89%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cleaners of vehicles & equipment in the US. The average age of male Cleaners of vehicles & equipment in the workforce is 35.6 and of female Cleaners of vehicles & equipment is 38.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cleaners of vehicles & equipment is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

288k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 13,154
61.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,077

82.4% of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

44.6% of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.7% of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment.

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Age by Gender

35.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.711
38.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.47

The median age of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment is 36, and Male employees are generally 2.64 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Cleaners of vehicles & equipment from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Cleaners of vehicles & equipment is Business but a relatively high number of Cleaners of vehicles & equipment hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Cleaners of vehicles & equipment from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cleaners of vehicles & equipment need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Quality Control Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cleaners of vehicles & equipment need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Selection, and Repairing.

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