Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations

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2019 Workforce
20.3M
Average Age
42
Average Salary
$39,353
Average Male Salary
$42,784
Average Female Salary
$28,779

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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 $39,353 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 Johnson County PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are Detroit City (Northeast) PUMA, MI, St. Joseph & Branch Counties PUMA, MI, 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 Air transportation. Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are paid most in Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Detroit City (Northeast) PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,353
AVERAGE SALARY
± $201

In 2019, Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations earned an average of $39,353, $16,171 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

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

0.391
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.391, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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, Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

20.3M
2019 Workforce
± 103,057
0.43%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 0.714%

The number of people employed as Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations has been growing at a rate of 0.43%, from 20,262,364 people in 2018 to 20,349,425 people in 2019.

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  6.71%, followed by Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 4.31% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 4.01%.

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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 41.8 and of female Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

15.4M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 91,233
4.98M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 53,907

75.5% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

53.7% of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.2% of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.0926
42.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.16

The median age of Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations is 42, and Male employees are generally 0.747 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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