Industrial truck & tractor operators

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Total Workforce

624k

Average Age

40.3

Average Salary

$34,809

Average Male Salary

$34,984

Average Female Salary

$32,876

About

Industrial truck & tractor operators are most often employed by the Warehousing & storage industry. The average yearly wage for Industrial truck & tractor operators was $34,809 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Industrial truck & tractor operators by wage are Refuse & recyclable material collectors, Automotive glass installers & repairers, and Couriers & messengers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Industrial truck & tractor operators are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Henry County (South)McDonough City PUMA, GA, and Houston (East), Galena Park, Jacinto Cities & Cloverleaf PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Industrial truck & tractor operators are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Logan, Polk, Franklin, Sevier, Howard & Scott Counties PUMA, AR, and Memphis City (Southwest) PUMA, TN.

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 Support activities for mining. 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

$34,809

AVERAGE SALARY

± $681

In 2018, Industrial truck & tractor operators earned an average of $34,809, $19,079 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Refuse & recyclable material collectors make somewhat more than Industrial truck & tractor operators while Automotive glass installers & repairers 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

0.27

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Industrial truck & tractor operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.27, 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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Industries by Share

624k

2018 Workforce

± 19,360

1.33%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.34%

The number of people employed as Industrial truck & tractor operators has been growing at a rate of 1.33%, from 616,214 people in 2017 to 624,414 people in 2018.

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  15.3%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 5.41% and Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers with 4.37%.

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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 40.1 and of female Industrial truck & tractor operators is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Industrial truck & tractor operators is White.

Gender Composition

573k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 18,545

51.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,580

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

60.7% of Industrial truck & tractor operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.1% 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

40.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.412

41.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.39

The median age of Industrial truck & tractor operators is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 1.56 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 Agriculture.

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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