Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand

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Total Workforce

2.27M

Average Age

37.4

Estimated Job Growth

7.6%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$27,042

Average Male Salary

$28,417

Average Female Salary

$21,624

About

Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are most often employed by the Grocery Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand was $27,042 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand by wage are Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, 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 Moreno Valley City 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 Columbus City (West) PUMA, OH.

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. Grocery 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 Metal ore mining. Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are paid most in Murray (East), Holladay Cities & Millcreek PUMA, UT but are relatively concentrated in Johnson County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,042

AVERAGE SALARY

± $397

In 2017, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand earned an average of $27,042, $25,023 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Taxi drivers & chauffeurs make somewhat more than Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand while Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders 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 2017, 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 Grocery Stores, Warehousing & storage, and Couriers & messengers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, by average wage, are Metal ore mining, Electric & gas, and other combinations, and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

2.27M

2017 Workforce

± 36,690

0.697%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.28%

The number of people employed as Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand has been growing at a rate of 0.697%, from 2,252,442 people in 2016 to 2,268,146 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand employed by various industries. Grocery Stores employs the largest share of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand at  12.7%, followed by Warehousing & storage with 6.57% and Couriers & messengers with 6.54%.

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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 36.9 and of female Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand is 39.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand is White.

Gender Composition

1.81M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 32,821

459k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 16,605

79.8% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

67.9% of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.8% of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Black 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

36.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.268

39.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.538

The median age of Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand is 37.4, and Male employees are generally 2.49 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 Engineering Technologies.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand are expected to see a growth of 7.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

7.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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