Transportation service attendants

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
105k
Average Age
34.8
Average Salary
$26,380
Average Male Salary
$26,851
Average Female Salary
$23,248

About

Transportation service attendants are most often employed by the Gasoline stations industry. The average yearly wage for Transportation service attendants was $26,380 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Transportation service attendants by wage are Barbers, Sewing machine operators, and Transportation attendants, except flight attendants.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Transportation service attendants are Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, Newark City (North & East) PUMA, NJ, and Klamath, Malheur, Lake & Harney Counties PUMA, OR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Transportation service attendants are Klamath, Malheur, Lake & Harney Counties PUMA, OR, Douglas County PUMA, OR, and Newark City (North & East) PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation service attendants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Gasoline stations is the industry that employs the most Transportation service attendants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Transportation service attendants, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Transportation service attendants are paid most in Bingham (Outside Fort Hall AIR), Madison, Jefferson, Fremont & Teton Counties PUMA, ID but are relatively concentrated in Klamath, Malheur, Lake & Harney Counties PUMA, OR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,380
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,065

In 2020, Transportation service attendants earned an average of $26,380, $29,574 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Sewing machine operators make somewhat more than Transportation service attendants while Barbers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Transportation service attendants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.415
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Transportation service attendants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.415, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Transportation service attendants (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Transportation service attendants

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

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Transportation service attendants, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Coal mining, and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

105k
2020 Workforce
± 7,952
−0.531%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.8%

The number of people employed as Transportation service attendants has been declining at a rate of −0.531%, from 105,555 people in 2019 to 104,994 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Transportation service attendants employed by various industries. Gasoline stations employs the largest share of Transportation service attendants at  32.2%, followed by Automotive repair & maintenance with 29.6% and Car Dealers with 9.36%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Transportation service attendants in the US. The average age of male Transportation service attendants in the workforce is 34.7 and of female Transportation service attendants is 35.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation service attendants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

91.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,415
13.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,876

86.9% of Transportation service attendants are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Transportation service attendants.

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Race & Ethnicity

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

62.2% of Transportation service attendants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.5% of Transportation service 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 service attendants.

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Age by Sex

34.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.23
35.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.06

The median age of Transportation service attendants is 34.8, and Male employees are generally 1.25 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Transportation service attendants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Transportation service attendants is Business but a relatively high number of Transportation service attendants hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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