Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Transportation

Transportation field of degree. Employment: 150,740. Median annual wage: $77,000.

Transportation field of degree. Employment: 150,740. Median annual wage: $77,000

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Table 1. Transportation degree, 2018

Data

Transportation

All fields

Employment

150,740 55,381,020

Median wage

$77,000 $59,000

Percent employed part time

13 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

30 59

Percent with an advanced degree

24 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 1. Types of transportation major, 2018

Transportation major

Major share

Transportation sciences and technologies

100%

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with a transportation degree, by occupational group, 2018

Occupational group

Occupational group share

Transportation and material moving occupations

33%

Management occupations

16

Business and financial operations occupations

7

Sales and related occupations

6

Office and administrative support occupations

5

Other

33

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with a transportation degree

Occupational Outlook Handbook profile

Percent growth, projected 2019–29

Typical entry-level education

Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2018

Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2018

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

21% Doctoral or professional degree 2% 74%

Management analysts

11 Bachelor's degree 2 36

General and operations managers

6 Bachelor's degree 2 12

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

5 Postsecondary nondegree award 2 2

Elementary school teachers, except special education

4 Bachelor's degree 2 50

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

3 Bachelor's degree 23 19

Aerospace engineers

3 Bachelor's degree 2 38

Air traffic controllers

1 Associate's degree 3 7

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

-2 Bachelor's degree 6 21

Chief executives

-10 Bachelor's degree 1 30

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Transportation,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/transportation/transportation-field-of-degree.htm (visited July 16, 2021).

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