Pipeline transportation

Industry Group

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Workforce
51.2k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.3
Estimated Job Growth
3.13%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$92,207
Average Male Salary
$94,866
Average Female Salary
$95,441

About

The top three occupations in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group are Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Other managers, Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, and Pipelayers. On average, full-time employees in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group work 47.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $93,474. Part-time employees in the same industry work 18.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $27,780.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group are South Texas Development Council (South) & Coastal Bend COG (West) PUMA, TX, Midland CountyMidland City 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. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are the most common position, but the Pipeline transportation Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Pumping station operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Pipeline transportation goes to Sales managers.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
−6.25%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 18k people employed in the Pipeline Transportation industry. This represents a −6.25% decrease in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

51.2k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 61.8k
−2.6%
1 Year Growth
± 14.2%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 51.2k people employed in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −2.6%, , from 63.4k people in 2019 to 61.8k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Pipeline transportation by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters represent the largest share of positions held in Pipeline transportation at 6.27%, followed by Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers with 5.31% and Other managers with 4.56%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Pipeline transportation employs an unusually high number of Pumping station operators, Pipelayers, and Miscellaneous plant & system operators.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Pipeline transportation, by average wage, are Sales managers, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$92,207
AVERAGE WAGE
± $6,604

On average, employees in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group make $92,207 per year. This number makes Pipeline transportation the 23 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

0.327
WAGE GINI

Pipeline transportation has a wage GINI of 0.327, 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 less than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $94,866 and $95,441. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

9.94k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.45k
51.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
±5.59k

83.9% of workers in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Pipeline transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$94,866
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$7,378
$95,441
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$7,698

On average, Male workers in the Pipeline transportation Industry Group make 0.994 times less than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-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 1.05 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 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 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 7.66% in the next ten years. The Pipeline transportation industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 3.13%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (6.16%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

3.13%
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 Pipeline 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

6.16%
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10-year Projection

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