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$118740
High School Diploma (or GED)


They control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.

$48870
High School Diploma (or GED)


They supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.

$55400
Bachelor's Degree


They ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.

$136400
Bachelor's Degree


They pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.

$25470
High School Diploma (or GED)


They drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.

$23440
High School Diploma (or GED)


They service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

$72220
Post-Secondary Certificate


They inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.

$45980
Less than a High School Diploma


They operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.

$84510
Post-Secondary Certificate


They pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-winged aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots.

$35100
Between Post-Secondary Certificate and Associate's Degree


They control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.

$54560
Post-Secondary Certificate


They operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions.

$44040
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials in order to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways.

$27890
High School Diploma (or GED)


They drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.

$44520
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.

$46750
Between Post-Secondary Certificate and Associate's Degree


They provide personal services to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.

$72220
Bachelor's Degree


They inspect the handling, storage, and stowing of freight and cargoes.

$57510
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate steam, gas, electric motor, or internal combustion engine driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.

$27840
High School Diploma (or GED)


They manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

$23710
High School Diploma (or GED)


They pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

$42500
High School Diploma (or GED)


They 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.

$50680
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment.

$34090
High School Diploma (or GED)


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

$49670
High School Diploma (or GED)


They directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, or material movers.

$34080
High School Diploma (or GED)


They drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle.

$59360
High School Diploma (or GED)


They drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations.

$54540
High School Diploma (or GED)


They monitor locomotive instruments and watch for dragging equipment, obstacles on rights-of-way, and train signals during run. Watch for and relay traffic signals from yard workers to yard engineer in railroad yard.

$30960
High School Diploma (or GED)


They feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.

$55120
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or conveyor.

$41350
Post-Secondary Certificate


They operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.

$22520
High School Diploma (or GED)


They park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.

$46200
High School Diploma (or GED)


They tend, control, or operate power-driven, stationary, or portable pumps and manifold systems to transfer gases, oil, other liquids, slurries, or powdered materials to and from various vessels and processes.

$47600
High School Diploma (or GED)


They drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location.

$53990
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple rolling stock to make up or break up trains. Signal engineers by hand or flagging. May inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and hand brakes.

$56760
High School Diploma (or GED)


They coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within railroad yard, industrial plant, or similar location. Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight trains. Yardmasters review train schedules and switching orders and coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains and yard switching.

$49670
High School Diploma (or GED)


They supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.

$36370
High School Diploma (or GED)


They collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.

$42910
High School Diploma (or GED)


They stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.

$30580
High School Diploma (or GED)


They transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.

$83150
Post-Secondary Certificate


They command vessels in oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, or coastal waters.

$78970
Post-Secondary Certificate


They supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.

$83150
High School Diploma (or GED)


They command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, or sounds, or on rivers, lakes, or bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.

$83150
Post-Secondary Certificate


They supervise or coordinate activities of crew aboard ships, boats, barges, or dredges.

$60580
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. May handle fares.

$41010
High School Diploma (or GED)


They load and unload chemicals and bulk solids, such as coal, sand, and grain into or from tank cars, trucks, or ships using material moving equipment. May perform a variety of other tasks relating to shipment of products. May gauge or sample shipping tanks and test them for leaks.

$26070
Less than a High School Diploma


They drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.

$47660
Bachelor's Degree


They conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.

$40160
High School Diploma (or GED)


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

$58470
High School Diploma (or GED)


They directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

$30540
High School Diploma (or GED)


They provide services to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships, buses, trains, or within the station or terminal. Perform duties such as greeting passengers, explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, or answering questions related to travel.

$72220
Post-Secondary Certificate


They inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.

$49740
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.

$23940
High School Diploma (or GED)


They wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses.

$48180
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

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