Material Moving Occupations

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Total Workforce

5.82M

Average Age

37.8

Average Salary

$27,149

Average Male Salary

$28,650

Average Female Salary

$22,969

About

Material Moving Occupations are most often employed by the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Material Moving Occupations was $27,149 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Material Moving Occupations by wage are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, and Healthcare Support Occupations.

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

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

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Material Moving Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Material Moving Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Material Moving Occupations, by average wage, is Business, professional, political, & similar organizations. Material Moving Occupations are paid most in Philadelphia City (Center City) PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Johnson County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,149

AVERAGE SALARY

± $259

In 2018, Material Moving Occupations earned an average of $27,149, $26,739 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations make somewhat more than Material Moving Occupations while Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Material Moving Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.391

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Material Moving Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.391, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for 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 Material Moving Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Material Moving Occupations

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

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Industries

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Industries by Share

5.82M

2018 Workforce

± 58,053

47.7%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.07%

The number of people employed as Material Moving Occupations has been growing at a rate of 47.7%, from 3,938,116 people in 2017 to 5,817,395 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Material Moving Occupations employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Material Moving Occupations at  11.5%, followed by General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 7.39% and Warehousing & storage with 7.19%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Material Moving Occupations in the US. The average age of male Material Moving Occupations in the workforce is 37.1 and of female Material Moving Occupations is 39.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Material Moving Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

4.28M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 50,064

1.54M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 30,278

73.6% of Material Moving Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Material Moving Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Material Moving Occupations

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

49.4% of Material Moving Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.2% of 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 Material Moving Occupations.

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Age by Gender

37.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.175

39.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.294

The median age of Material Moving Occupations is 37.8, and Male employees are generally 2.75 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

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

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