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What Does it Take to Be a Transportation Worker?

Transportation Worker Job Description All transportation workers not listed separately.

  • Flying Instructor
  • Fueler
  • Airplane Refueler
  • Cable Ferryboat Operator
  • Gasoline Attendant

Is There Going to be Demand for Transportation Workers?

There were about 38,000 jobs for Transportation Worker in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 3,200 new jobs for Transportation Worker by 2026. There will be an estimated 4,800 positions for Transportation Worker per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Transportation Workers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Transportation Worker are Utah, Washington, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Wisconsin, South Dakota, or Rhode Island. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Transportation Worker Make?

The salary for Transportation Workers ranges between about $22,150 and $70,910 a year.

Salary Ranges for Transportation Workers

Transportation Workers who work in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, or Utah, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Transportation Workers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $29,220
Alaska $44,960
Arizona $36,400
Arkansas $28,970
Colorado $51,080
Connecticut $36,400
Delaware $39,520
District of Columbia $47,050
Florida $37,260
Georgia $33,610
Hawaii $40,400
Idaho $28,060
Indiana $34,370
Iowa $30,070
Kansas $29,480
Kentucky $33,150
Louisiana $25,930
Maine $27,150
Maryland $33,370
Massachusetts $48,560
Michigan $38,940
Minnesota $30,810
Mississippi $31,620
Missouri $25,590
Montana $30,970
Nebraska $38,390
Nevada $45,200
New Mexico $30,450
New York $36,120
North Carolina $26,410
North Dakota $32,180
Ohio $44,160
Oklahoma $34,940
Oregon $40,400
Pennsylvania $47,710
Rhode Island $31,000
South Carolina $42,210
Tennessee $36,400
Utah $45,530
Washington $42,840
West Virginia $30,750
Wisconsin $29,440
Wyoming $37,260

Transportation Workers Sector

Transportation Worker Sectors

The table below shows the approximate number of Transportation Workers employed by various industries.

Transportation Worker Industries


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