Transportation & Material Moving Occupations

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Total Workforce

11.6M

Average Age

41.7

Average Salary

$36,164

Average Male Salary

$38,752

Average Female Salary

$26,192

About

Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are most often employed by the Truck transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations was $36,164 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Transportation & Material Moving Occupations by wage are Office & Administrative Support Occupations, Production Occupations, and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations.

Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are part of the Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations, along with Production Occupations and Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Ontario City PUMA, CA, and Memphis City (Southeast) PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Memphis City (Southeast) PUMA, TN, and Fontana City (East) PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation & Material Moving Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Truck transportation is the industry that employs the most Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, by average wage, is Business, professional, political, & similar organizations. Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are paid most in Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Johnson County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,164

AVERAGE SALARY

± $270

In 2018, Transportation & Material Moving Occupations earned an average of $36,164, $17,724 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Office & Administrative Support Occupations make somewhat more than Transportation & Material Moving Occupations while Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Transportation & Material Moving Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.422

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Transportation & Material Moving Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.422, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, by number of employees, are Truck transportation, Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores, and Warehousing & storage.

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Industries by Share

11.6M

2018 Workforce

± 80,362

21.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 0.849%

The number of people employed as Transportation & Material Moving Occupations has been growing at a rate of 21.8%, from 9,537,918 people in 2017 to 11,616,608 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations employed by various industries. Truck transportation employs the largest share of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations at  11.4%, followed by Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 6.04% and Warehousing & storage with 4.14%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Transportation & Material Moving Occupations in the US. The average age of male Transportation & Material Moving Occupations in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Transportation & Material Moving Occupations is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

9.22M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 72,226

2.39M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 37,675

79.4% of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

53.2% of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.1% of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations.

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Age by Gender

41.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.122

41.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.234

The median age of Transportation & Material Moving Occupations is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 0.212 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Transportation & Material Moving Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Transportation & Material Moving Occupations need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Transportation & Material Moving Occupations need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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