Transportation Planners

General Information

Description

Prepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit32.30%
  2. Federal government21.27%
  3. State and local government19.77%
  4. Private, not for profit14.69%
  5. Self-employed11.72%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  • Scientific Research and Development Services
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$73,100

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$107,100
$50,320
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 75%
  • Master's degree 25%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Transportation
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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