Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
28.4k
Average Age
43.1
Estimated Job Growth
4.55%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$46,517
Average Male Salary
$47,940
Average Female Salary
$41,002

About

Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are most often employed by the Air transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians was $46,517 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians by wage are Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Mental health counselors, and Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are Northern Kentucky Area Development District (Southeast) PUMA, KY, Titusville, Rockledge & Cocoa Cities PUMA, FL, and Dover City PUMA, DE. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are Northern Kentucky Area Development District (Southeast) PUMA, KY, Titusville, Rockledge & Cocoa Cities PUMA, FL, and Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Air transportation is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are paid most in Ewa PUMA, HI but are relatively concentrated in Northern Kentucky Area Development District (Southeast) PUMA, KY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,517
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,331

In 2020, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians earned an average of $46,517, $9,437 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Welding, soldering, & brazing workers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians while Mental health counselors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.313
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.313, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians (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 Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Industries by Share

28.4k
2020 Workforce
± 4,136
20.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.9%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians has been growing at a rate of 20.8%, from 23,496 people in 2019 to 28,385 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians employed by various industries. Air transportation employs the largest share of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians at  24.4%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 20.6% and Construction with 7.53%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians in the workforce is 43 and of female Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

22.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,688
5.82k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,873

79.5% of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

54.6% of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.4% of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians.

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Age by Sex

43
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.3
43.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.68

The median age of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 0.431 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Traffic Technicians and Bridge and Lock Tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Traffic Technicians and Bridge and Lock Tenders are expected to see a growth of 4.55% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Traffic Technicians and Bridge and Lock Tenders.
4.55%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Traffic Technicians and Bridge and Lock Tenders. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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