Pipeline transportation

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Workforce
48.5k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.4
Estimated Job Growth
0.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$94,067
Average Male Salary
$98,263
Average Female Salary
$76,828

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The top three occupations in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group are Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Pipelayers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, and Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers. On average, full-time employees in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group work 47.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $95,014. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19 hours and earn an average annual salary of $50,724.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group are Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV, North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, and Liberty & Chambers Counties PUMA, TX. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Pipeline transportation.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are the most common position, but the Pipeline transportation Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Pipelayers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Pipeline transportation goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
-2.09%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 18.7k people employed in the Pipeline Transportation industry. This represents a -2.09% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

48.5k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 58.7k
-3.7%
1 Year Growth
± 14.7%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 48.5k people employed in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -3.7%, , from 60.9k people in 2018 to 58.7k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Pipeline transportation by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers represent the largest share of positions held in Pipeline transportation at 5.63%, followed by Pipelayers with 5.49% and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 4.79%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Pipeline transportation employs an unusually high number of Pipelayers, Control & valve installers & repairers, and Pumping station operators.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Pipeline transportation, by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and General & operations managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$94,067
AVERAGE WAGE
± $6,843

On average, employees in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group make $94,067 per year. This number makes Pipeline transportation the 16 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 Pipeline transportation Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.309
WAGE GINI

Pipeline transportation has a wage GINI of 0.309, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pipeline transportation (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 Pipeline transportation Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Pipeline transportation Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Pipeline transportation Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $98,263 and $76,828. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

11.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.63k
47.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
±5.33k

80.4% of workers in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Pipeline transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$98,263
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$8,025
$76,828
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$10,746

On average, Male workers in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group make 1.28 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. American Indian

On average, Asian employees in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group earn 1.14 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 Pipeline transportation Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Pipeline transportation 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 Pipeline transportation Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Pipeline transportation 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 Pipeline transportation is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Pipeline transportation is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

The Pipeline transportation 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 Pipeline transportation is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the pipeline 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 pipeline transportation industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.8%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

0.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the pipeline transportation industry.

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Output Growth

1.8%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the pipeline transportation industry.

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