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Transportation, Distribution & Logistics career cluster, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Air Traffic Controllers53-2021.00EClong OJT-0.8624,500$66,780$118,740
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors53-1011.00ERwork exp.05,800$29,080$48,870
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3011.00RCI1,2 year0.13119,900$34,770$60,160
Airfield Operations Specialists53-2022.00ECRlong OJT0.427,200$26,340$55,400
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers53-2011.00RCIBachelor0.1175,700$60,770$136,400
Automotive Body and Related Repairers49-3021.00Rlong OJT0.92149,700$25,030$44,590
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers49-3022.00RCElong OJT0.7819,300$20,390$35,210
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics49-3023.00RI1,2 year0.53739,900$21,020$40,720
Avionics Technicians49-2091.00RIC1,2 year0.0617,400$36,960$60,200
Bicycle Repairers49-3091.00RCImod. OJT2.2210,800$19,060$27,900
Bridge and Lock Tenders53-6011.00RCEshort OJT-0.293,500$26,400$45,980
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists49-3031.00RC1,2 year1.2263,900$28,680$46,110
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client53-3022.00RCshort OJT0.55497,300$18,210$30,580
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity53-3021.00RSmod. OJT0.58167,800$22,310$40,160
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels53-5021.00ERCwork exp.1.0335,100$38,310$83,150
Cargo and Freight Agents43-5011.00CERmod. OJT0.778,800$24,460$44,470
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment53-7061.00RCshort OJT0.95346,900$17,400$23,940
Commercial Divers49-9092.00Rmod. OJT3.644,400$30,320$54,640
Commercial Pilots53-2012.00RIE1,2 year1.0343,500$34,800$84,510
Crane and Tower Operators53-7021.00RCImod. OJT0.7745,500$31,410$54,560
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance43-5032.00CREmod. OJT0.44199,500$22,430$40,210
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment49-2093.00RC1,2 year0.4114,800$36,860$59,080
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles49-2096.00RIC1,2 year-4.9611,500$19,310$33,500
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand53-1021.00ERCwork exp.0.22173,100$28,630$49,670
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators53-1031.00ECRwork exp.0.3199,700$32,990$58,470
Flight Attendants53-2031.00ESClong OJT0.2297,900$25,930$46,750
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers53-3032.00RCmod. OJT0.551,797,700$26,240$42,500
Hoist and Winch Operators53-7041.00RECmod. OJT02,900$26,720$50,680
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators53-7051.00RCshort OJT0.24530,900$21,640$34,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand53-7062.00Rshort OJT0.512,441,300$18,280$27,840
Locomotive Engineers53-4011.00RCwork exp.-0.2240,400$40,490$59,360
Locomotive Firers53-4012.00RCwork exp.-7.061,700$35,840$54,540
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines49-3042.00RC1,2 year0.53124,700$32,160$50,080
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Motor Vehicle Operators, all other53-3099.00Rshort OJT0.8562,000$17,830$33,430
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3051.00RCIlong OJT0.2722,500$22,820$39,500
Motorboat Operators53-5022.00RCEmod. OJT0.644,700$19,390$41,350
Motorcycle Mechanics49-3052.00Rlong OJT0.5917,000$21,770$36,240
Parking Lot Attendants53-6021.00RCshort OJT0.42135,600$17,550$22,520
Power Plant Operators51-8013.00RClong OJT-0.6641,100$43,930$71,070
Rail Car Repairers49-3043.00RCIlong OJT0.2321,500$32,210$54,130
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers53-4013.00RCIwork exp.0.254,000$24,720$47,600
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators47-4061.00Rmod. OJT0.915,600$31,100$51,340
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators53-4021.00RCwork exp.-0.1822,100$38,230$53,990
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters53-4031.00ERCwork exp.-0.1845,100$38,450$56,760
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians49-3092.00RIClong OJT0.3511,400$23,010$37,380
Sailors and Marine Oilers53-5011.00RCshort OJT0.9228,300$22,440$42,910
Ship Engineers53-5031.00RCE1,2 year0.7810,300$38,570$78,970
Signal and Track Switch Repairers49-9097.00RCmod. OJT09,500$43,070$62,650
Subway and Streetcar Operators53-4041.00RC*0.4212,000$42,120$60,580
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders53-7121.00RCmod. OJT0.3813,000$22,370$41,010
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs53-3041.00REshort OJT1.31233,700$17,830$26,070
Tire Repairers and Changers49-3093.00RCshort OJT0.42105,500$18,240$26,310
Traffic Technicians53-6041.00RIEshort OJT0.596,800$27,360$47,660
Transportation Inspectors53-6051.00RCIwork exp.0.1126,400$34,420$72,220
Transportation Workers, all other53-6099.00RCshort OJT0.3540,200$20,140$38,520
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers11-3071.00ECwork exp.0.22111,600$50,840$95,130

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in 2014 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States in 2016. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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