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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 Crew Members55-3011.00******
Air Crew Officers55-1011.00******
Air Traffic Controllers53-2021.00EClong OJT0.1425,000$67,070$118,780
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors53-1011.00ERwork exp.0.076,800$30,250$50,760
Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officers55-1012.00******
Aircraft Launch and Recovery Specialists55-3012.00******
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3011.00RCI1,2 year0.24121,700$34,940$58,850
Airfield Operations Specialists53-2022.00ECRlong OJT0.517,100$25,200$51,190
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers53-2011.00RCIBachelor-0.6666,400$64,780$131,760
Armored Assault Vehicle Crew Members55-3013.00******
Armored Assault Vehicle Officers55-1013.00******
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Automotive Body and Related Repairers49-3021.00Rlong OJT1.33154,200$24,640$43,870
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers49-3022.00RCElong OJT1.3618,000$20,330$34,050
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics49-3023.00RI1,2 year0.86701,100$20,800$39,980
Avionics Technicians49-2091.00RIC1,2 year0.2917,100$35,260$58,460
Bicycle Repairers49-3091.00RCImod. OJT2.5110,600$18,600$26,960
Bridge and Lock Tenders53-6011.00RCEshort OJT-0.23,600$25,900$46,210
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists49-3031.00RC1,2 year0.86250,800$28,130$45,160
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client53-3022.00RCshort OJT0.85483,600$17,880$29,910
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity53-3021.00RSmod. OJT0.98170,600$21,390$39,410
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels53-5021.00ERCwork exp.1.3835,400$36,370$79,180
Cargo and Freight Agents43-5011.00CERmod. OJT1.4579,500$23,760$43,960
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment53-7061.00RCshort OJT1.11325,200$17,040$23,340
Commercial Divers49-9092.00Rmod. OJT2.943,600$29,270$51,070
Commercial Pilots53-2012.00RIE1,2 year0.9437,600$35,250$82,430
Conveyor Operators and Tenders53-7011.00RCshort OJT0.3439,100$21,660$34,020
Crane and Tower Operators53-7021.00RCImod. OJT1.6843,800$30,520$53,550
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance43-5032.00CREmod. OJT1.12190,900$22,070$39,710
Dredge Operators53-7031.00Rmod. OJT1.332,000$25,540$45,640
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment49-2093.00RC1,2 year0.2315,900$34,690$55,430
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles49-2096.00RIC1,2 year-0.5914,600$18,330$32,920
First-Line Supervisors of Air Crew Members55-2011.00******
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand53-1021.00ERCwork exp.0.85171,600$28,360$48,980
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators53-1031.00ECRwork exp.0.86201,000$32,430$57,530
Flight Attendants53-2031.00ESClong OJT-0.6584,800$28,820$46,300
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators53-7071.00RCmod. OJT-0.314,800$35,240$55,430
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers53-3032.00RCmod. OJT1.131,701,500$25,740$41,930
Hoist and Winch Operators53-7041.00RECmod. OJT0.273,100$25,970$48,820
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators53-7051.00RCshort OJT-0.27508,600$21,010$33,320
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand53-7062.00Rshort OJT1.12,197,300$17,700$27,180
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers53-3033.00RCshort OJT0.38841,600$18,460$33,870
Locomotive Engineers53-4011.00RCwork exp.-0.3938,000$39,580$57,000
Locomotive Firers53-4012.00RCwork exp.-4.21,600$36,840$53,690
Machine Feeders and Offbearers53-7063.00RCshort OJT0.2106,100$19,040$30,630
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Material Moving Workers, all other53-7199.00Rmod. OJT0.5328,700$18,530$37,840
Mine Shuttle Car Operators53-7111.00Rshort OJT-0.373,000$43,560$54,830
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines49-3042.00RC1,2 year1.03119,300$31,780$48,720
Motor Vehicle Operators, all other53-3099.00Rshort OJT1.1564,100$17,630$33,320
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3051.00RCIlong OJT0.5520,800$22,260$38,600
Motorboat Operators53-5022.00RCEmod. OJT0.573,400$19,230$41,130
Motorcycle Mechanics49-3052.00Rlong OJT0.6116,800$21,270$35,810
Power Plant Operators51-8013.00RClong OJT-1.0841,800$44,130$69,220
Rail Car Repairers49-3043.00RCIlong OJT0.2521,200$33,010$52,570
Rail Transportation Workers, all other53-4099.00Rmod. OJT0.223,100$32,360$59,950
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers53-4013.00RCIwork exp.0.245,300$31,710$44,810
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators47-4061.00Rmod. OJT0.5217,300$31,850$50,740
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators53-4021.00RCwork exp.-0.2625,000$38,540$52,280
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters53-4031.00ERCwork exp.-0.2943,800$38,220$55,820
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians49-3092.00RIClong OJT0.8711,100$22,710$37,030
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors53-7081.00RCshort OJT1.62133,200$19,480$36,030
Sailors and Marine Oilers53-5011.00RCshort OJT1.5531,900$21,480$40,970
Ship Engineers53-5031.00RCE1,2 year0.7810,800$36,950$74,600
Signal and Track Switch Repairers49-9097.00RCmod. OJT-0.128,800$40,700$59,920
Subway and Streetcar Operators53-4041.00RC*0.659,000$40,690$59,230
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders53-7121.00RCmod. OJT0.2712,500$22,920$44,540
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs53-3041.00REshort OJT1.55233,000$17,470$25,690
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Tire Repairers and Changers49-3093.00RCshort OJT0.8798,400$17,740$25,610
Traffic Technicians53-6041.00RIEshort OJT1.176,600$27,220$46,540
Transportation Inspectors53-6051.00RCIwork exp.1.1226,200$32,820$70,820
Transportation Workers, all other53-6099.00RCshort OJT0.5137,100$19,870$35,940
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers11-3071.00ECwork exp.0.49105,200$50,640$93,180
Wellhead Pumpers53-7073.00RCImod. OJT1.4816,200$27,440$48,590

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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 2012 to 2022. 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 2012 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 2014. 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 2014. 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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