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TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING

AT A GLANCE

Transportation and warehousing supports Seattle-King County by moving goods and people via land, air, and sea. Local and international trade and travel are fundamental to the modern economy. Those connections happen every day thanks to workers who specialize in managing the supply chain, logistical operation, and fleet of ships, planes, trains, and trucks that get the job done.

OPPORTUNITY IN
TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING

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NOW

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1,587

businesses in Seattle-King County

56,663

jobs in Seattle-King County

$79,887

average annual earnings

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2028

Plus
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12%

increase in transportation & warehousing job demand

32%

Aircraft Mechanic & Service Technician

plus
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plus

24%

Airplane Pilot & Copilot

plus

21%

Cargo & Freight Agent

plus

12%

Warehouse Worker/Associate

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CAREER MAP

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This map includes some of the most in-demand transportation and warehousing jobs in Seattle-King County. Whether moving goods or people, a range of interconnected roles is required to ensure safety and efficiency. Regardless of where goods come from, shipping and storage are an integral and often invisible step in the transportation process. An entry-level position in a warehouse can provide a view into the many facets of the industry.

TRANSFER SKILLS TO

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Manfacturing

Trade

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

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Entry-level (may require certification
Less than Associate's degree and/or some experience
Associate's or Bachelor's degree and/or moderate experience
Advanced degree and/or significant experience
Range of hourly wages from entry-level to experienced (2018), Emsi

- Data Entry Keyer

- Packer & Packager

- Clerk

$13 - $21

START

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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

$21 - $28

Warehouse Manager

$36 - $48

Warehouse Worker/ Associate

$13 - $19

Fork Lift Operator

$15 - $26

Dispatcher

$16 - $30

Delivery Services Driver

$14 - $23

Heavy & Tractor Trailer Truck Driver (CDL)

$18 - $28

Cargo & Freight Agent

$18 - $31

Harbor Trucker & Truck & Ship Loader

$15 - $26

Port Security Officer

$30 - $51

Ticket & Travel Clerk

$14 - $22

Port Engineer

$30 - $51

Bridge & Locker Tender

$21 - $31

Flight Attendant

$21 - $44

Airplane Pilot & Copilot

$63 - $142

Customer Service Representative

$14 - $23

Logistics & Supply Chain Analyst

$30 - $45

Logistics Manager

$51 - $60

Diesel Engine Mechanic

$20 - $33

Aircraft

 Mechanic

$21 - $41

Electrician

$20 - $41

Engineer

$34 - $64

Supervisor of Mechanics & Repairers

$22 - $43

Facility Maintenance Manager

$42 - $58

TRANSPORTATION PROPERTIES

WORK AREAS

Passenger transportation

Cargo transportation

Private warehouse

Distribution center

Communication

Awareness of safety rules

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Flexibility at a fast pace

Attention to detail

POPULATION BASICS

TRANSPORTATION WORKERS BY AGE

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2018

19-24 (8%)

25-34 (22%)

35-44 (22%)

45-54 (24%)

55-64 (19%)

65+ (5%)

14-18 (<1%)

TRANSPORTATION WORKERS BY EDUCATION

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Less than HS (10%)

HS or equivalent (27%)

Some college or Associate's (34%)

Bachelor's or Advanced (29%)

2017

 
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