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Click below to find a complete list of the 56 in-depth Occupation Profiles:

Transportation and Material Moving Career Field

These occupation profiles include specific information about the nature of the work; average earnings; underlying training and education; related occupations; and corresponding academic programs.

Fast Facts: AAs of 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated 9,508,750 employed in the Transportation and Material Moving occupational group earning the mean annual income of $31,450.



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What’s Hot: This is the planes, trains and automobiles group. The commercial airline industry lives in ‘rarified air’ as “Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers” (averaging $119,750), “Air Traffic Controllers” ($108,090) and “Commercial Pilots” ($75,500) hold the top three spots on the Transportation and Material Moving Best Paid list. Interestingly, occupations related to ships are clustered in the fourth and fifth spots, followed by trains (at #7, 9-10) comprising most of the remaining Best Paid top ten.

What’s Not: Automobile-related occupations apparently hold less weight (both literally and figuratively) as “Parking Lot Attendants” (annually averaging $ 20,120) and “Service Station Attendants” ($20,340) hold the first two positions on the Least Paid list. Similar to the undervalued “Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics” who only average $31,980 in the Healthcare Practitioners and Technical group, “Ambulance Drivers and Attendants (excluding Emergency Medical Technicians)” annually average $23,400. In addition, “Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs” only average $23,540 (try getting around New York without them) and “Bus Drivers, School” entrusted for the safety of the country’s most valuable resource average $27,060 per year.


Sources: In addition to specific citations noted, supplementary source materials include the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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