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All About Transportation Workers

Career Description All transportation workers not listed separately.

Types of Transportation Worker

  • Food or Baggage Handling Rampman
  • Flag Signalman
  • Shop Worker
  • Flying Instructor
  • Airplane Pilot Helper

Job Opportunities for Transportation Workers

In the United States, there were 38,000 jobs for Transportation Worker in 2016. 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. The BLS estimates 4,800 yearly job openings in this field.


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 typical yearly salary for Transportation Workers is somewhere between $22,150 and $70,910.


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


The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.



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