Scenic & sightseeing transportation

Industry Group

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Workforce
695k
2016 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.8
Estimated Job Growth
10.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$39,457
Average Male Salary
$43,961
Average Female Salary
$39,407

About

The top three occupations in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group are Tour & travel guides, Bus drivers, transit and intercity, Ship & boat captains & operators, Other managers, and Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks. On average, full-time employees in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group work 44.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $46,507. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $18,735.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group are Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, St. Tammany Parish (Southeast) PUMA, LA, and Flagstaff City PUMA, AZ. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Scenic & sightseeing transportation.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group. Tour & travel guides are the most common position, but the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Tour & travel guides, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Scenic & sightseeing transportation goes to Computer & information systems managers.

Monthly Employment

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9.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 27.4M people employed in the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry. This represents a 9.62% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

695k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 33.2k
−1.36%
1 Year Growth
± 19.3%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 695k people employed in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −1.36%, , from 33.6k people in 2019 to 33.2k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Scenic & sightseeing transportation by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Tour & travel guides represent the largest share of positions held in Scenic & sightseeing transportation at 16.9%, followed by Bus drivers, transit and intercity with 10.2% and Ship & boat captains & operators with 9.41%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group, by number of employees, are Tour & travel guides, Bus drivers, transit and intercity, Ship & boat captains & operators, Other managers, and Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Scenic & sightseeing transportation employs an unusually high number of Tour & travel guides, Ship & boat captains & operators, and Fishing and hunting workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Scenic & sightseeing transportation, by average wage, are Computer & information systems managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$39,457
AVERAGE WAGE
± $6,172

On average, employees in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group make $39,457 per year. This number makes Scenic & sightseeing transportation the 214 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 Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.446
WAGE GINI

Scenic & sightseeing transportation has a wage GINI of 0.446, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Scenic & sightseeing 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 Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $43,961 and $39,407. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

13.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±2.82k
20k
MALE WORKFORCE
±3.47k

60.2% of workers in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$43,961
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$8,530
$39,407
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$7,419

On average, Male workers in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group make 1.12 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Black

On average, White employees in the Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group earn 1.08 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 Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Scenic & sightseeing 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 Scenic & sightseeing transportation Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Scenic & sightseeing 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 Scenic & sightseeing transportation is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.
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Intermediate Inputs

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

The Scenic & sightseeing 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 Scenic & sightseeing transportation is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Scenic and sightseeing 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 Scenic and sightseeing transportation industry has a higher projected workforce growth at 10.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (24.6%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Scenic and sightseeing transportation.
10.2%
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 Scenic and sightseeing transportation. This industry is expected to grow more than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Scenic and sightseeing transportation.
24.6%
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10-year Projection

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