Bus service & urban transit

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Workforce

488k

2018 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

49.8

Estimated Job Growth

0.5%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$43,676

Average Male Salary

$49,240

Average Female Salary

$34,386

About

The top three occupations in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group are Bus drivers, transit and intercity, Bus drivers, school, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, and School bus monitors. On average, full-time employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group work 42.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $52,724. Part-time employees in the same industry work 24 hours and earn an average annual salary of $18,340.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group are Milwaukee City (North Central) PUMA, WI, Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, and Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Bus service & urban transit.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group. Bus drivers, transit and intercity are the most common position, but the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Bus drivers, transit and intercity, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Bus service & urban transit goes to Construction managers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

488k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 540k

0.563%

1 Year Growth

± 4.7%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 488k people employed in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 0.563%, , from 537k people in 2017 to 540k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Bus service & urban transit by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Bus drivers, transit and intercity represent the largest share of positions held in Bus service & urban transit at 34.3%, followed by Bus drivers, school with 18% and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 5.02%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group, by number of employees, are Bus drivers, transit and intercity, Bus drivers, school, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, and School bus monitors.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Bus service & urban transit employs an unusually high number of Bus drivers, transit and intercity, School bus monitors, and Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Bus service & urban transit, by average wage, are Construction managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Project management specialists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$43,676

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,313

On average, employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group make $43,676 per year. This number makes Bus service & urban transit the 193 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.401

WAGE GINI

Bus service & urban transit has a wage GINI of 0.401, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Bus service & urban transit (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $49,240 and $34,386. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

202k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±11k

338k

MALE WORKFORCE

±14.3k

62.5% of workers in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$49,240

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,622

$34,386

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$2,129

On average, Male workers in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group make 1.43 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. Two or More Races

  3. Black

On average, Asian employees in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group earn 1.55 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Transportation and warehousing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Bus service & urban transit is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Bus service & urban transit is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

The Bus service & urban transit Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Transportation and warehousing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Bus service & urban transit is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Bus service & urban transit Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the transit and ground passenger transportation industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The transit and ground passenger transportation industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.5%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.3%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is transit and ground passenger transportation.

0.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the transit and ground passenger transportation industry.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is transit and ground passenger transportation.

2.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the transit and ground passenger transportation industry.

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