Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians

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2019 Workforce
27.1k
Average Age
44.6
Estimated Job Growth
8.42%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$43,715
Average Male Salary
$43,565
Average Female Salary
$44,449

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Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are most often employed by the Air transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians was $43,715 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians by wage are Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, and Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Air transportation is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,715
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,377

In 2019, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians earned an average of $43,715, $11,809 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians while Miscellaneous law enforcement workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.312
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.312, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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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 Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, by number of employees, are Air transportation, Services incidental to transportation, and Administration of economic programs & space research.

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Industries by Share

27.1k
2019 Workforce
± 4,041
-20.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 25.2%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians has been declining at a rate of -20.8%, from 34,231 people in 2018 to 27,101 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians employed by various industries. Air transportation employs the largest share of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians at  30.2%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 16.4% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 6.67%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians in the workforce is 44.3 and of female Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians is 46.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

22.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,684
4.59k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,663

83.1% of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

55% of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.2% of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians.

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Age by Gender

44.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.33
46.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.11

The median age of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians is 44.6, and Male employees are generally 2.07 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians are expected to see a growth of 8.42% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.42%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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