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

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Parking Lot Attendants53-6021.00RCshort OJT0.42135,600$17,820$23,250
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment53-7061.00RCshort OJT0.95346,900$17,700$24,660
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs53-3041.00REshort OJT1.31233,700$18,250$26,790
Tire Repairers and Changers49-3093.00RCshort OJT0.42105,500$18,610$27,150
Bicycle Repairers49-3091.00RCImod. OJT2.2210,800$19,180$28,520
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand53-7062.00Rshort OJT0.512,441,300$19,000$28,720
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client53-3022.00RCshort OJT0.55497,300$18,470$31,110
Motor Vehicle Operators, all other53-3099.00Rshort OJT0.8562,000$18,100$32,930
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles49-2096.00RIC1,2 year-4.9611,500$20,810$34,200
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators53-7051.00RCshort OJT0.24530,900$22,570$34,260
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers49-3022.00RCElong OJT0.7819,300$22,480$36,140
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Motorcycle Mechanics49-3052.00Rlong OJT0.5917,000$22,370$37,040
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians49-3092.00RIClong OJT0.3511,400$23,430$38,040
Transportation Workers, all other53-6099.00RCshort OJT0.3540,200$20,150$38,740
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders53-7121.00RCmod. OJT0.3813,000$22,510$39,590
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3051.00RCIlong OJT0.2722,500$23,650$40,860
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance43-5032.00CREmod. OJT0.44199,500$23,260$41,190
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics49-3023.00RI1,2 year0.53739,900$21,470$41,400
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity53-3021.00RSmod. OJT0.58167,800$23,840$41,780
Motorboat Operators53-5022.00RCEmod. OJT0.644,700$19,460$43,340
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers53-3032.00RCmod. OJT0.551,797,700$26,920$43,590
Cargo and Freight Agents43-5011.00CERmod. OJT0.778,800$24,660$44,250
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Automotive Body and Related Repairers49-3021.00Rlong OJT0.92149,700$24,880$45,180
Sailors and Marine Oilers53-5011.00RCshort OJT0.9228,300$22,940$46,170
Bridge and Lock Tenders53-6011.00RCEshort OJT-0.293,500$25,420$46,680
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists49-3031.00RC1,2 year1.2263,900$29,070$46,710
Traffic Technicians53-6041.00RIEshort OJT0.596,800$27,180$48,650
Hoist and Winch Operators53-7041.00RECmod. OJT02,900$26,200$50,020
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand53-1021.00ERCwork exp.0.22173,100$29,140$50,160
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines49-3042.00RC1,2 year0.53124,700$32,610$50,810
Flight Attendants53-2031.00ESClong OJT0.2297,900$26,570$51,620
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors53-1011.00ERwork exp.05,800$30,140$51,900
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers53-4013.00RCIwork exp.0.254,000$25,780$52,320
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Airfield Operations Specialists53-2022.00ECRlong OJT0.427,200$23,690$52,380
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators47-4061.00Rmod. OJT0.915,600$32,500$52,810
Rail Car Repairers49-3043.00RCIlong OJT0.2321,500$31,390$53,590
Commercial Divers49-9092.00Rmod. OJT3.644,400$30,700$53,990
Crane and Tower Operators53-7021.00RCImod. OJT0.7745,500$31,570$55,280
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators53-4021.00RCwork exp.-0.1822,100$35,150$55,320
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters53-4031.00ERCwork exp.-0.1845,100$39,180$58,220
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators53-1031.00ECRwork exp.0.3199,700$33,760$59,800
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment49-2093.00RC1,2 year0.4114,800$37,210$59,840
Locomotive Engineers53-4011.00RCwork exp.-0.2240,400$41,720$61,020
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3011.00RCI1,2 year0.13119,900$35,960$61,190
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Avionics Technicians49-2091.00RIC1,2 year0.0617,400$39,510$61,390
Subway and Streetcar Operators53-4041.00RC*0.4212,000$42,870$62,380
Signal and Track Switch Repairers49-9097.00RCmod. OJT09,500$36,110$62,710
Locomotive Firers53-4012.00RCwork exp.-7.061,700$43,090$63,750
Transportation Inspectors53-6051.00RCIwork exp.0.1126,400$31,170$72,650
Power Plant Operators51-8013.00RClong OJT-0.6641,100$44,270$73,800
Ship Engineers53-5031.00RCE1,2 year0.7810,300$37,390$74,120
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels53-5021.00ERCwork exp.1.0335,100$34,950$81,520
Commercial Pilots53-2012.00RIE1,2 year1.0343,500$39,430$86,260
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers11-3071.00ECwork exp.0.22111,600$52,670$97,630
Air Traffic Controllers53-2021.00EClong OJT-0.8624,500$66,390$118,200
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers53-2011.00RCIBachelor0.1175,700$65,000$152,770

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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 of America 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 of America 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 $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

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

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 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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