Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations

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Total Workforce

18.2M

Average Age

42.4

Estimated Job Growth

-4.35%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$38,371

Average Male Salary

$41,336

Average Female Salary

$28,395

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Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are most often employed by the Truck transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations was $38,371 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations by wage are Sales & Office Occupations, Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, and Military specific occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, and Lawrence, Haverhill & Methuen Town Cities PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Allentown City PUMA, PA, and Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Truck transportation is the industry that employs the most Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations, by average wage, is Video tape & disk rental. Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are paid most in Montgomery County (South)The Woodlands (North) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,371

AVERAGE SALARY

± $202

In 2017, Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations earned an average of $38,371, $13,694 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Sales & Office Occupations make somewhat more than Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations while Service Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.39

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.39, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations (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 Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations, by number of employees, are Truck transportation, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Grocery Stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations, by average wage, are Video tape & disk rental, Not specified utilities, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

18.2M

2017 Workforce

± 98,141

1.21%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 0.754%

The number of people employed as Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.21%, from 18,010,291 people in 2016 to 18,228,676 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations employed by various industries. Truck transportation employs the largest share of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations at  7.08%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 4.48% and Grocery Stores with 3.07%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations in the US. The average age of male Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations in the workforce is 42.2 and of female Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

14.1M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 87,546

4.18M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 49,461

77.1% of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

69.1% of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.8% of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations.

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Age by Gender

42.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.0938

43

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.168

The median age of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 0.757 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations 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 Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are expected to see a growth of -4.35% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-4.35%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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