Salaries for Jobs in Transportation

ProgramPotential job titlesEntry-level4-5 years10 yearsStar rating
Agricultural Systems TechnologyFarm equipment mechanic, aircraft mechanic, agricultural equipment operatorNANANA3
Auto Dealers LicensingAutomotive sales manager, automotive title clerk, auto dealer relationship manager$47,570$57,470$64,210NA
Automotive Systems TechnologyAutomotive engineer, mechanical technologist$35,277$54,808$67,4754
Collision Repair and Refinishing TechnologyAutomotive body repairer, insurance appraiser, mechanic$36,275$45,760$63,2324
Commercial Drone Pilot TrainingProperty inspector, communications and video production specialist, field technicianNANANANA
Construction Equipment Systems TechnologyDiesel engine specialist, rail car repairer, mobile heavy equipment mechanic$37,939$48,755$58,7184
Defensive DrivingTruck driver, armored truck driver, route driverNANANA3
Diesel and Heavy Equipment TechnologyMechanic and diesel engine specialist, crane and tower operator, mobile heavy equipment mechanic$31,096$47,528$59,6544
Escort Vehicle Operator TrainingEscort drive, logistics security officer, protective services specialist$75,109$99,861$129,5844
Freight Broker/Agent TrainingFreight broker, freight agent, freight broker carrier manager$57,699$79,123$104,7074
Motorcycle TrainingHarley sales manager, training instructor, riding academy coachNANANANA
Vehicle Safety Inspection CertificationAutomotive technician, general service technician$61,651$65,250$106,3304

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Lightcast is an Idaho-based labor market data analysis firm that aims to help communities understand the economic value of higher education and help colleges maximize the value of their education.

Lightcast projects salaries for entry-level positions, as well as after four to five years and after 10 years in specific careers. Various data, including quarterly wage and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and proprietary internal projections, is used to make the projections. The company's data helps identify skill gaps that keep job seekers and employers apart and tools to bridge that gap.

Star ratings are assigned by, a partnership of state-level experts in public education, higher education, workforce development, college financing and labor market economics. The ratings are based on wages, projected growth rate and projected job openings. Occupations are rated from one to five stars, and those with more stars are considered to have better career prospects.