Transportation attendants, except flight attendants

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
35.5k
Average Age
44
Estimated Job Growth
4.29%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$26,240
Average Male Salary
$33,425
Average Female Salary
$22,234

About

Transportation attendants, except flight attendants are most often employed by the Bus service & urban transit industry. The average yearly wage for Transportation attendants, except flight attendants was $26,240 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Transportation attendants, except flight attendants by wage are Tellers, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials, and Barbers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Transportation attendants, except flight attendants are Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ferndale & Brooklyn Park PUMA, MD, Brownsville & Ocean Hill PUMA, NY, and Miramar (East), Hallandale Beach & West Park Cities PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants are Brownsville & Ocean Hill PUMA, NY, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ferndale & Brooklyn Park PUMA, MD, and Miramar (East), Hallandale Beach & West Park Cities PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Bus service & urban transit is the industry that employs the most Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Transportation attendants, except flight attendants are paid most in Clayton County (North)Forest Park City PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Brownsville & Ocean Hill PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,240
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,670

In 2020, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants earned an average of $26,240, $29,714 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Barbers make somewhat more than Transportation attendants, except flight attendants while Tellers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Transportation attendants, except flight attendants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.428
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.428, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Transportation attendants, except flight attendants (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 Transportation attendants, except flight attendants.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, by average wage, are Rail transportation, Water transportation, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

35.5k
2020 Workforce
± 4,623
0.286%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.4%

The number of people employed as Transportation attendants, except flight attendants has been growing at a rate of 0.286%, from 35,361 people in 2019 to 35,462 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants employed by various industries. Bus service & urban transit employs the largest share of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants at  31.6%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 24.2% and Services incidental to transportation with 16.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Transportation attendants, except flight attendants in the US. The average age of male Transportation attendants, except flight attendants in the workforce is 41.9 and of female Transportation attendants, except flight attendants is 45.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation attendants, except flight attendants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

12.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,766
22.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,704

64.2% of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

39.5% of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 36.1% of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants.

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Age by Sex

41.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.74
45.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.62

The median age of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants is 44, and Male employees are generally 3.19 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Transportation attendants, except flight attendants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Transportation attendants, except flight attendants is Business but a relatively high number of Transportation attendants, except flight attendants hold a major in Liberal Arts & Humanities.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Transportation attendants, except flight attendants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Transportation attendants, except flight attendants need many skills, but most especially Service Orientation, Active Listening, and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Transportation attendants, except flight attendants need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Persuasion.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Passenger Attendants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Passenger Attendants are expected to see a growth of 4.29% 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 Passenger Attendants.
4.29%
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 Passenger Attendants. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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