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
Packers and Packagers (Hand)HSD/GED/STT$23,800
Stock Clerk and Order FillerHSD/GED/STT/OJT$24,300
Laborers and Freight/Stock/Material Movers (Hand)HSD/GED/STT/OJT$25,800
Industrial Truck and Tractor OperatorHSD/GED/STT*$30,600
Light Truck or Delivery Services DriverHSD/GED/OJT/PSE$34,400
Bus and Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine SpecialistAssociate’s Degree$35,000
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck DriverPSE/Certificate/STT$37,900
Postal Service ClerkHSD/GED/STT/OJT$46,000
Postal Service Mail CarrierHSD/GED/STT/OJT$49,800
First-Line Supervisor; Transportation & Material-Moving
Machine and Vehicle Operator
HSD/GED/OJT*$ 51,500

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