Transportation & Material Moving
Employment of transportation and material moving occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding 634,300 new jobs. Material moving workers are expected to be needed to move materials in nearly all sectors of the economy. Additionally, the economy depends on truck drivers to transport freight and keep supply chains moving.
The median annual wage for transportation and material moving occupations was $31,600 in May 2017, below the median for all occupations of $37,690.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/home.htm