Truck transportation

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Workforce
1.53M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
45.4
Estimated Job Growth
1.69%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$52,648
Average Male Salary
$54,408
Average Female Salary
$52,293

About

The top three occupations in the Truck transportation Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, and Other managers. On average, full-time employees in the Truck transportation Industry Group work 49.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $55,218. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $24,896.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Truck transportation Industry Group are DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS, Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (West & Outside Richmond & Columbia) PUMA, GA, and Colusa, Glenn, Tehama & Trinity Counties PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Truck transportation.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Truck transportation Industry Group. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Truck transportation Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, compared to other industries. 

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

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
5.31%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 1.34M people employed in the Truck Transportation industry. This represents a 5.31% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.53M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 1.76M
2.01%
1 Year Growth
± 2.56%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.53M people employed in the Truck transportation Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Truck transportation Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 2.01%, , from 1.73M people in 2018 to 1.76M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Truck transportation by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Truck transportation at 68.1%, followed by Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand with 5.36% and Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance with 2.49%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Truck transportation employs an unusually high number of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, and Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists.

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Highest Paid

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

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Wages

Average Salary

$52,648
AVERAGE WAGE
± $806

On average, employees in the Truck transportation Industry Group make $52,648 per year. This number makes Truck transportation the 150 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 Truck transportation Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.342
WAGE GINI

Truck transportation has a wage GINI of 0.342, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Truck 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 Truck transportation Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Truck transportation Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $54,408 and $52,293. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

232k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±11.8k
1.53M
MALE WORKFORCE
±30.2k

86.8% of workers in the Truck transportation Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Truck transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$54,408
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$894
$52,293
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$833

On average, Male workers in the Truck transportation Industry Group make 1.04 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Truck transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
  2. Asian
  3. White

On average, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races employees in the Truck transportation Industry Group earn 1.96 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 Truck transportation Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Truck 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 Truck transportation Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Truck transportation Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this flow diagram, 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 Truck transportation is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.
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Intermediate Inputs

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

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

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Truck transportation industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Truck transportation industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.69%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (23.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

1.69%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Truck transportation. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

23.4%
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10-year Projection

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