Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand

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Total Workforce

2.39M

Average Age

37.5

Average Salary

$27,976

Average Male Salary

$28,952

Average Female Salary

$24,149

About

Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are most often employed by the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand was $27,976 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand by wage are Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, and Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Paterson City PUMA, NJ, and LA City (South/San Pedro) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Paterson City PUMA, NJ, and Memphis City (Southeast) PUMA, TN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are paid most in Dover Town & Kinnelon Borough PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Johnson County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,976

AVERAGE SALARY

± $430

In 2018, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand earned an average of $27,976, $25,912 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders make somewhat more than Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand while Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.398

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.398, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (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 Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, by number of employees, are Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores, Warehousing & storage, and Couriers & messengers.

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Industries by Share

2.39M

2018 Workforce

± 37,628

5.24%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.15%

The number of people employed as Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand has been growing at a rate of 5.24%, from 2,268,146 people in 2017 to 2,387,039 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand at  12%, followed by Warehousing & storage with 7.41% and Couriers & messengers with 6.96%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand in the US. The average age of male Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand in the workforce is 37 and of female Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

1.9M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 33,643

485k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 17,072

79.7% of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

53.1% of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.1% of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand.

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Age by Gender

37

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.262

39.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.52

The median age of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand is 37.5, and Male employees are generally 2.31 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand is Business but a relatively high number of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Operation and Control, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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