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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the following five jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Transportation and Material Moving Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. Each statistic includes an annual mean wage estimate.

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $117,060

Pilot and navigate the flight of multi-engine aircraft in regularly scheduled service for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport rating and certification in specific aircraft type used. Include aircraft instructors with similar certification.

Industries:

Scheduled Air Transportation: $119,520
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $97,280
Support Activities for Air Transportation: $88,440
Technical and Trade Schools: $83,330

Top Paying:

Employment Services: $121,750
Scheduled Air Transportation: $119,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $104,230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services: $90,740

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Alaska: $92,390
Kentucky: $131,560
Arizona: $111,600
Illinois: $126,320
Utah: $80,810

Top Paying:

Florida: $148,940
New Jersey: $137,930 
New York: $137,250
Maine: $132,690
Kentucky: $131,560

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Anchorage, AK: $93,060
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY: $94,890
Salt Lake City, UT: $80,100
Denver-Aurora, CO: $85,360

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $149,020
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN: $146,430 
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division: $145,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $145,430
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division: $138,140

Air Traffic Controllers $106,990

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.

Industries:

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $109,170
Support Activities for Air Transportation: $80,310
Nonscheduled Air Transportation: $115,590
Scheduled Air Transportation: $77,930
Local Government (OES Designation): $49,580

Top Paying:

Nonscheduled Air Transportation: $115,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $109,170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services: $81,710
Support Activities for Air Transportation: $80,310
Scheduled Air Transportation: $77,930

States with the Largest Number of workers in this occupation:

Alaska: $82,100
New Hampshire: $124,370
New Mexico: $98,560
Hawaii: $86,180
Utah: $98,670

Top Paying:

District of Columbia: $133,450 
Virginia: $125,670
New Hampshire: $124,370
Illinois: $122,090
Minnesota: $120,240

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Anchorage, AK: $93,360
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH: $124,500 0.633
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division: $113,000
Kansas City, MO-KS: $110,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: $131,460

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: $131,460
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division: $129,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $124,900
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH: $124,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: $123,220

Commercial Pilots $73,060

Pilot and navigate the flight of small fixed or rotary winged aircraft, primarily for the transport of cargo and passengers. Job requires Commercial Rating. Include aircraft instructors with similar certification.

Industries:

Technical and Trade Schools: $57,880
Support Activities for Air Transportation: $64,950
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services: $63,170

Top Paying:

Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing: $106,130
Wired Telecommunications Carriers: $104,180
Spectator Sports: $96,250
Scientific Research and Development Services: $92,730
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: $91,350

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Alaska: $74,450
Montana: $56,820
Louisiana: $68,110
South Dakota: $54,100
Arkansas  550: $68,610

Top Paying:

Georgia: $124,390
Hawaii: $108,220
New York: $97,320 
Connecticut: $96,390
New Hampshire: $93,750

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA: $70,050
Jonesboro, AR: $44,540
Columbus, OH: $52,240
Anchorage, AK: $93,130
Flagstaff, AZ: $73,330

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Honolulu, HI: $110,480
Savannah, GA: $108,830
Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL: $106,710
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division: $105,870
Cheyenne, WY: $105,490

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $70,740

Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats, that travel into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, and sounds and on rivers, lakes, bays, and oceans. Employees are required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard. Exclude "Motorboat Operators."

Industries:

Support Activities for Water Transportation: $76,040
Inland Water Transportation: $69,500
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation: $87,750
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water: $44,160
 

Top Paying:

Oil and Gas Extraction: $89,060
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation: $87,750
Employment Services: $79,310
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing: $77,840
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging: $76,710

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Louisiana: $73,690 4.278
Alaska: $59,490
Hawaii: $58,020
Virginia: $79,520
Florida: $76,430

Top Paying:

Delaware: $102,290
Tennessee: $95,440 
Texas: $84,250
Virginia: $79,520
Alabama: $77,650

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA: $75,130
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA: $72,780
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC: $80,040
Pascagoula, MS: $69,650
Mobile, AL: $78,350

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA: $118,130
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division: $105,210
Anchorage, AK: $102,460
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN: $100,680 
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division: $99,810
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Transportation Inspectors $61,110

Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Include rail transport inspectors, such as freight inspectors, car inspectors, rail inspectors, and other non-precision inspectors of other types of transportation vehicles.

Industries:

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $98,810
Rail Transportation: $58,770
Local Government (OES Designation): $56,900
State Government (OES Designation): $46,660
Support Activities for Air Transportation: $55,160

Top Paying:

Management of Companies and Enterprises: $70,260
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing: $67,790
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: $62,420
Support Activities for Water Transportation: $60,120

Industries with the Largest Number of Workers:

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $98,810
Rail Transportation: $58,770
Local Government (OES Designation): $56,900
State Government (OES Designation): $46,660
Support Activities for Air Transportation: $55,160

Top Paying:

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $98,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $70,260
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing: $67,790
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: $62,420
Support Activities for Water Transportation: $60,120

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Cheyenne, WY: $39,740
Billings, MT: $56,490
Framingham, MA NECTA Division: $35,860
Wichita, KS: $75,800

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Springfield, MA-CT: $98,670
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME: $91,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $90,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: $89,950
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ: $86,740
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Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

Copyright Information: “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a Federal government agency and everything that we publish, both in hard copy and electronically, is in the public domain, except for previously copyrighted photographs and illustrations. You are free to use our public domain material without specific permission, although we do ask that you cite the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the source.”

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