Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

A career in this industry might include driving trucks, trains, or aircraft. It may also include maintaining delivery systems or repair for vehicles in a distribution network.

There are 60 careers in this industry

A transportation worker at a container port with a container ship in the background.

Avionics Technicians

Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.

  • Average Salary:$65,700
  • Most Common Education:Post-secondary certificate

Bicycle Repairers

Repair and service bicycles.

  • Average Salary:$30,330
  • Most Common Education:Less than high school

Billing and Posting Clerks

Compile, compute, and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepare billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.

  • Average Salary:$38,740
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Bridge and Lock Tenders

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.

  • Average Salary:$50,110
  • Most Common Education:High school

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

  • Average Salary:$48,500
  • Most Common Education:High school

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

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

  • Average Salary:$43,030
  • Most Common Education:High school

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Average Salary:$72,340
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Cargo and Freight Agents

Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.

  • Average Salary:$43,740
  • Most Common Education:High school

Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

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

  • Average Salary:$25,800
  • Most Common Education:High school

Commercial Pilots

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing 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. Excludes regional, national, and international airline pilots.

  • Average Salary:$86,080
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree