Industrial truck & tractor operators

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Total Workforce

616k

Average Age

40.7

Estimated Job Growth

6.55%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,987

Average Male Salary

$34,261

Average Female Salary

$30,949

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Industrial truck & tractor operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Warehousing & storage is the industry that employs the most Industrial truck & tractor operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Industrial truck & tractor operators, by average wage, is Pharmacies & drug stores. Industrial truck & tractor operators are paid most in Madison County (East) PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,987

AVERAGE SALARY

± $769

In 2017, Industrial truck & tractor operators earned an average of $33,987, $18,078 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Prepress technicians & workers make somewhat more than Industrial truck & tractor operators while Small engine mechanics make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Industrial truck & tractor operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.276

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Industrial truck & tractor operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.276, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Industrial truck & tractor operators (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 Industrial truck & tractor operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Industrial truck & tractor operators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Industrial truck & tractor operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Industrial truck & tractor operators, by number of employees, are Warehousing & storage, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Industrial truck & tractor operators, by average wage, are Pharmacies & drug stores, Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers, and Postal Service.

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Industries by Share

616k

2017 Workforce

± 19,232

1.41%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.37%

The number of people employed as Industrial truck & tractor operators has been growing at a rate of 1.41%, from 607,626 people in 2016 to 616,214 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Industrial truck & tractor operators employed by various industries. Warehousing & storage employs the largest share of Industrial truck & tractor operators at  15.7%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 6.52% and Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers with 4.58%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Industrial truck & tractor operators in the US. The average age of male Industrial truck & tractor operators in the workforce is 40.5 and of female Industrial truck & tractor operators is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Industrial truck & tractor operators is White.

Gender Composition

565k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 18,424

50.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,539

91.7% of Industrial truck & tractor operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Industrial truck & tractor operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Industrial truck & tractor operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

60% of Industrial truck & tractor operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.9% of Industrial truck & tractor operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Industrial truck & tractor operators.

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Age by Gender

40.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.422

42.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.29

The median age of Industrial truck & tractor operators is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 2.12 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Industrial truck & tractor operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Industrial truck & tractor operators is Business but a relatively high number of Industrial truck & tractor operators hold a major in Theology.

Majors

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Industrial truck & tractor operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Industrial truck & tractor operators are expected to see a growth of 6.55% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.55%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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