Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
17,020
growing 2.18%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$3,600
growing 1.48%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$6,171
declining 35.7%
Average Wage
$108,532
growing 4.78%
People in Workforce
160,140
growing 9.69%
Average Employee Age
43.2
declining 0.486%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor degree recipients are Visalia, CA, Bridgeport, CT, and Sterling Heights, MI. The locations with a relatively high number of Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor degree recipients are Sterling Heights, MI, Pawtucket, RI, and Miami Lakes, FL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor and the types of students that study this field. New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut awards the most degrees in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor in the US, but New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut and Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor.

Tuition costs for Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor majors are, on average, $3,600 for in-state public colleges, and $6,171 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor programs are Public, 2-year institutions (139 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (6,750 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, is Public, 2-year (6,750 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,600
Median In-State Public
$6,171
Median Out of State Private

New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut has the most Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor degree recipients, with 777 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut and Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Transportation majors is $108,532 and the most common occupations are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Other managers, and Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists.

The industry that employs the most Transportation majors is Air transportation, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$108,532
Average Wage in Workforce
± $6,057
4.78%
1 Year Growth
± 7.73%

The average salary for Transportation majors is $108,532 and the most common occupations are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Other managers, and Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists.

This chart shows the average annual salaries of the most common occupations for Transportation majors.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Transportation majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Transportation majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Transportation majors working as Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, and Ship & boat captains & operators.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.
160,140
2019 Workforce
± 9,820
9.69%
1 Year Growth
± 8.1%

The number of Transportation graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 9.69%, from 145,999 in 2018 to 160,140 in 2019.

The largest single share of Transportation graduates go on to work as Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (28.5%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Transportation by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.

The most common industries that employ Transportation majors, by number of employees, are Air transportation, Services incidental to transportation, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.

The highest paying industries of Transportation majors, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, Couriers & messengers, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.
160,140
2019 Workforce
± 9,820
9.69%
1 Year Growth
± 8.1%

The number of Transportation graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 9.69%, from 145,999 in 2018 to 160,140 in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Transportation graduates by share is Air transportation, followed by Services incidental to transportation. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Transportation.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Transportation majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Transportation majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Transportation in the United States. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Transportation is 43.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Transportation degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Transportation (7,041 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.
43.2
Average Age in 2019
± 0.75 Years
0.486%
1 Year Change
± 2.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Transportation. The most common ages of employees with this major are 35 and 52 years old, which represent 4.84% and 3.74% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Transportation are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (89.7%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,041 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    5,976 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,702 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor. N/A students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor is from the 2 Digit Course Transportation.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Philippines
    2,706 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    1,450 degree recipients
  3. Canada
    1,136 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Germany
    4.05 times more than expected
  2. Canada
    3.64 times more than expected
  3. Philippines
    2.82 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Germany that hold Transportation degrees (4.05 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (2,706 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Installation, and Equipment Maintenance.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Selection is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Learning Strategies, and Instructing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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