Transportation Assistant Statistics in the US

The average employee age for transportation assistants is 44 years. The transportation assistant workforce reached a whopping 4,082 in 2020!

Among transportation assistants, we discovered that 54.0% of them are women, while 40.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among transportation assistants is White, which makes up 59.4% of all transportation assistants. Comparatively, there are 19.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Transportation assistants are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, transportation assistants are more likely to find a job in the health care industry.

From where do we know all information about transportation assistant demographics? We analyzed 2,641 transportation assistants resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Transportation Assistant Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as transportation assistants. Keep reading to find out what the results for transportation assistants were.

Transportation Assistant Gender Ratio

Among transportation assistants, 54.0% of them are women compared to 40.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 54.0%
  • Male, 40.9%
  • Unknown, 5.1%

Transportation Assistant Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among transportation assistants is White, which makes up 59.4% of all transportation assistants. Comparatively, there are 19.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 59.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.9%
  • Black or African American, 11.4%
  • Asian, 6.4%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Transportation Assistants

The chart below shows that 54.5% of transportation assistants speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.1% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 8.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 54.5%
  • French, 10.1%
  • Portuguese, 8.1%
  • German, 3.0%
  • Arabic, 3.0%
  • Other, 21.3%

Transportation Assistant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among transportation assistants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Transportation Assistant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the transportation assistant position over time.

Male
Female
86%
83%
80%
76%
73%
70%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Transportation Assistant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of transportation assistants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of transportation assistants based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Transportation Assistant

By looking over 2,641 transportation assistants resumes, we figured out that the average transportation assistant enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Transportation Assistant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of transportation assistant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of transportation assistants is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Transportation Assistants with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, yard foreman and warehouse manager/driver have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Move Coordinator29%66%
Transportation Assistant41%54%
Warehouse Foreman89%7%
Warehouse Manager/Driver90%5%
Yard Foreman93%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Yard Foreman
Warehouse Manager/Driver
Warehouse Foreman
Transportation Assistant
Move Coordinator
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Transportation Assistants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to transportation assistants.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Tractor Trailer Operator6.99%
Traffic Control Specialist7.72%
Motor Coach Operator7.91%
Switchman8.61%
Load Puller8.85%
Transportation Assistant12.00%
Motor Vehicle Operator13.50%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Transportation Assistant?

male-income
Male Income
$37,513
female-income
Female Income
$35,954

Transportation Assistant Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$38,912
$38,270
$37,628
$36,985
$36,343
$35,701
$35,058
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Transportation Assistant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$38,270
Some College/ Associate Degree$38,620
Bachelor's Degree$40,181
Master's Degree$41,871

Transportation Assistant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$43,027
$41,871
$40,716
$39,560
$38,404
$37,249
$36,093
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Transportation Assistant Heatmaps

Where Do Transportation Assistants Earn The Most?

The map here shows where transportation assistants earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Transportation Assistants Located?

By looking through more than 2,641 resumes, we found that the most popular places for transportation assistants are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Transportation Assistants

Transportation Assistant Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ transportation assistants. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most transportation assistants is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire transportation assistants.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Transportation Assistant Work In

Employees with the transportation assistant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most transportation assistants prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Government

Private

Education

Public

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ transportation assistants. Those industries include health care, retail and professional.

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Health Care

Retail

Fortune 500

Professional

Transportation

Transportation Assistant Jobs