Pipeline Transportation: NAICS 486
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About the Pipeline Transportation subsector
The pipeline transportation subsector is part of the transportation and warehousing sector.
Industries in the Pipeline Transportation subsector use transmission pipelines to transport products, such as crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products, and slurry. Industries are identified based on the products transported (i.e., pipeline transportation of crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products, and other products).
The Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas industry includes the storage of natural gas because the storage is usually done by the pipeline establishment and because a pipeline is inherently a network in which all the nodes are interdependent.
North American Industry Classification System
The pipeline transportation subsector consists of these industry groups:
This section provides information relating to employment in pipeline transportation. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.
(Source: Current Employment Statistics)
Employment by Occupation
For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for pipeline transportation.
Earnings and Hours
This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in pipeline transportation.
Earnings by Occupation
Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses
This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in pipeline transportation. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.
(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)
This section presents data on the number of establishments in pipeline transportation.
(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)
Data extracted on: July 30, 2021