Booming Arkansas Industry: Transportation

By Arkansas Next on Friday, October 13, 2023

Transportation by the Numbers

 1 in 10 Arkansas jobs are in transportation

 97,950 trucking industry jobs in Arkansas

 9,520 trucking companies in Arkansas


Meet The Pros

More Jobs in Transportation

TradeWhat They DoEducation Level NeededMedian Salary in AR
Aerospace Engineers Design, construct and test aircrafts, missiles and spacecrafts.

Bachelor’s degree $98,190
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians Operate, install and maintain integrated communications systems, consoles, simulators and equipment used to launch, track, position and evaluate air and space vehicles. Associate degree $74,410
Avionics Technicians Install, inspect, test and repair avionics equipment such as radar, radio, navigation and missile control systems in aircraft vehicles. Associate degree $74,450
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul aircraft engines such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Postsecondary certificate $54,650
Commercial Pilots Navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters. Postsecondary certificate and 1-12 months on-the-job training $79,010
Air Traffic Controllers Control air traffic within the vicinity of the airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers. Associate degree and more than 1 year on-the-job training $132,250
Aviation Inspectors Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls and communications equipment to ensure conformance with federal safety regulations. 1-12 months on-the-job training $54,150
Transportation Engineers Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Bachelor’s degree $76,580
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds gross vehicle weight. Postsecondary certificate $43,180
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Operate industrial trucks or tractors made to move heavy materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory or construction site. Less than 1 month on-the-job training $36,930
Highway Maintenance Workers Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads and airport runways. 1-12 months on-the-job training $34,030
Traffic Technicians Conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting and other factors influencing traffic conditions. 1-12 months on-the-job training $50,050