Careers in Transportation

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What these careers are about

This sector covers activities related to increasing efficiency and/or reducing environmental impact of various modes of transportation including trucking, mass transit, and freight rail.

Career name Avg salary

CDL Truck Drivers

drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
$45570

Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers

drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.
$44650

Auto Technicians

repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.
$43730

Dispatchers

schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.
$42940

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
$36480

Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks

verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.
$34980
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