Transportation

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (South Central Kentucky)

Occupation/Position DescriptionMinimum Required EducationAverage Annual Salary
HSD: High School Diploma, OJT: On-the-Job Training, PSE: Post-Secondary Education, STT: Short-Term Training, GED: General Educational Development
*Higher level of education preferred
Laborer & Freight, Stock & Material HandlerHSD/GED/STT$23,400
Industrial Truck & Tractor OperatorHSD/GED/STT*$27,500
Office Clerk; GeneralHSD/GED/OJT/PSE*$28,000
Shipping, Receiving & Traffic ClerkHSD/GED/OJT/PSE*$30,900
Light Truck or Delivery Services DriverHSD/GED/OJT/PSE$33,100
Dispatcher (Except Police, Fire & Ambulance)HSD/GED/OJT/PSE$33,500
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck DriverPSE/Certificate/STT$36,500
Bus & Truck Mechanic & Diesel Engine SpecialistAssociate's Degree$37,600
Material MoverHSE/GED/OJT$39,000
First-Line Supervisor; Transportation & Material-Moving
Machine and Vehicle Operator
HSD/GED/OJT*$50,500

Transportation Career Pathway


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Airline Pilot
Co-pilot
Flight Engineer
Human Resources
Logistics Manager
Information Technology
Supply Chain Manager
Logistics Analyst
Purchasing Agent


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$62,000 – $143,300

 

 

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer
Truck Driver
Dispatcher
First-Line Supervisor
Rail Transportation
Transportation
Storage & Distribution Manager


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$20,000 – $84,500

 

 

Office Clerk
Shipping & Receiving Clerk
Light Truck/Delivery Service Driver
Industrial Truck/Tractor Operator


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$20,000 – $59,800

 

 

Laborer & Handler
Motor Vehicle Operator
Material Mover


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$20,500 – $49,600