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

NOW

1,587

businesses in Seattle-King County

56,663

jobs in Seattle-King County

$79,887

average annual earnings

2028

12%

increase in transportation & warehousing job demand

32%

Aircraft Mechanic & Service Technician

24%

Airplane Pilot & Copilot

21%

Cargo & Freight Agent

12%

Warehouse Worker/Associate

 

CAREER MAP

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

Manfacturing

Trade

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

Less than HS (10%)

HS or equivalent (27%)

Some college or Associate's (34%)

Bachelor's or Advanced (29%)

2017

 

This map sponsored by

Worforce Development Council of Seatle-King County logo

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Telecommunications Relay Service 7-1-1.

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