Numbers of Transportation and Material Moving Occupations in National

Occupation group

Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

Year Number
2001 9,410,660
2002 9,395,000
2003 9,414,920
2004 9,581,320
2005 9,594,920
2006 9,647,730
2007 9,629,030
2008 9,508,750
2009 8,844,700
2010 8,547,980
2011 8,635,940
2012 8,771,690
2013 9,005,120
2014 9,249,310
2015 9,536,610
2016 9,731,790
2017 9,978,390
2018 10,244,260

Individual occupations

Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers

Year Number
2012 372,930
2013 371,250
2014 374,480
2015 386,340
2016 393,850
2017 403,620
2018 419,980

Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

Year Number
2001 9,070
2002 8,920
2003 9,440
2004 7,460
2005 6,210
2006 5,620
2007 4,690
2008 4,950
2009 5,370
2010 6,160
2011 6,710
2012 6,720
2013 6,270
2014 5,750
2015 6,760
2016 7,460
2017 8,270
2018 8,920

First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand

Year Number
2001 147,490
2002 147,180
2003 154,750
2004 169,860
2005 176,030
2006 178,820
2007 184,400
2008 186,230
2009 174,540
2010 166,360
2011 166,560
2012 168,910
2013 167,190
2014 171,720
2015 176,030
2016 183,620

First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators

Year Number
2001 197,430
2002 207,280
2003 214,030
2004 222,590
2005 221,520
2006 220,570
2007 223,710
2008 218,480
2009 205,780
2010 196,420
2011 198,690
2012 197,300
2013 197,800
2014 197,000
2015 203,550
2016 202,760

Air Transportation Workers

Year Number
2012 216,470
2013 234,220
2014 242,350
2015 260,670
2016 265,890
2017 273,950
2018 271,890

Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

Year Number
2012 101,260
2013 110,370
2014 113,920
2015 121,110
2016 120,500
2017 122,570
2018 120,760

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Year Number
2001 88,800
2002 78,810
2003 79,770
2004 78,490
2005 76,240
2006 75,810
2007 78,250
2008 77,090
2009 74,420
2010 68,580
2011 68,350
2012 66,270
2013 73,030
2014 75,760
2015 81,350
2016 81,520
2017 84,070
2018 82,890

Commercial Pilots

Year Number
2001 18,380
2002 19,570
2003 19,980
2004 21,370
2005 24,860
2006 27,120
2007 29,180
2008 31,250
2009 29,180
2010 29,900
2011 31,630
2012 34,990
2013 37,340
2014 38,170
2015 39,760
2016 38,980
2017 38,490
2018 37,870

Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations Specialists

Year Number
2012 30,250
2013 30,310
2014 29,920
2015 31,050
2016 32,000
2017 32,380
2018 32,360

Air Traffic Controllers

Year Number
2001 22,990
2002 23,410
2003 23,040
2004 22,260
2005 21,590
2006 23,240
2007 24,180
2008 24,260
2009 24,420
2010 23,970
2011 23,580
2012 23,260
2013 23,060
2014 22,860
2015 23,130
2016 23,240
2017 22,790
2018 22,390

Airfield Operations Specialists

Year Number
2001 5,390
2002 5,910
2003 5,660
2004 4,810
2005 4,510
2006 4,760
2007 6,210
2008 8,050
2009 7,670
2010 6,790
2011 6,060
2012 6,990
2013 7,250
2014 7,050
2015 7,920
2016 8,760
2017 9,590
2018 9,960

Flight Attendants

Year Number
2001 115,750
2002 104,360
2003 107,100
2004 101,980
2005 99,590
2006 96,760
2007 97,010
2008 99,480
2009 95,810
2010 88,020
2011 87,190
2012 84,960
2013 93,550
2014 98,510
2015 108,510
2016 113,390
2017 119,000
2018 118,770

Motor Vehicle Operators

Year Number
2012 3,618,180
2013 3,664,240
2014 3,741,430
2015 3,851,720
2016 3,934,070
2017 4,006,890
2018 4,088,870

Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

Year Number
2001 17,620
2002 17,280
2003 17,650
2004 17,410
2005 18,320
2006 21,100
2007 21,520
2008 21,790
2009 19,570
2010 19,440
2011 18,080
2012 18,540
2013 18,380
2014 19,350
2015 19,950
2016 17,300
2017 15,310
2018 15,380

Bus Drivers

Year Number
2012 652,590
2013 653,940
2014 657,500
2015 674,180
2016 684,690
2017 683,480
2018 678,260

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

Year Number
2001 190,530
2002 197,090
2003 194,400
2004 183,710
2005 183,450
2006 191,120
2007 189,050
2008 184,160
2009 177,510
2010 179,700
2011 176,190
2012 162,840
2013 157,830
2014 158,050
2015 168,620
2016 169,680
2017 176,140
2018 174,110

Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

Year Number
2001 469,100
2002 468,790
2003 467,840
2004 475,430
2005 465,880
2006 456,570
2007 461,590
2008 460,100
2009 459,480
2010 467,610
2011 477,400
2012 489,750
2013 496,110
2014 499,440
2015 505,560
2016 515,020
2017 507,340
2018 504,150

Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers

Year Number
2012 2,719,630
2013 2,758,700
2014 2,828,110
2015 2,922,450
2016 2,989,540
2017 3,052,680
2018 3,130,500

Driver/Sales Workers

Year Number
2001 378,220
2002 368,730
2003 380,120
2004 406,910
2005 400,530
2006 396,680
2007 382,360
2008 372,720
2009 363,050
2010 371,670
2011 387,950
2012 394,110
2013 396,470
2014 405,810
2015 417,660
2016 426,310
2017 426,870
2018 414,860

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Year Number
2001 1,548,480
2002 1,520,880
2003 1,528,630
2004 1,553,370
2005 1,624,740
2006 1,673,950
2007 1,693,590
2008 1,672,580
2009 1,550,930
2010 1,466,740
2011 1,508,620
2012 1,556,510
2013 1,585,300
2014 1,625,290
2015 1,678,280
2016 1,704,520
2017 1,748,140
2018 1,800,330

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Year Number
2001 996,000
2002 977,920
2003 943,840
2004 938,730
2005 938,280
2006 941,590
2007 922,900
2008 908,960
2009 834,780
2010 780,260
2011 771,210
2012 769,010
2013 776,930
2014 797,010
2015 826,510
2016 858,710
2017 877,670
2018 915,310

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Year Number
2001 125,860
2002 125,720
2003 131,570
2004 132,650
2005 144,280
2006 154,490
2007 165,590
2008 170,520
2009 167,740
2010 161,940
2011 166,890
2012 167,360
2013 170,030
2014 178,260
2015 180,960
2016 188,860
2017 198,470
2018 207,920

Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

Year Number
2004 85,520
2005 76,500
2006 71,880
2007 77,660
2008 78,610
2009 73,410
2010 61,230
2011 61,600
2012 60,050
2013 63,200
2014 58,210
2015 54,160
2016 53,680
2017 56,950
2018 56,810

Rail Transportation Workers

Year Number
2012 122,720
2013 123,420
2014 122,870
2015 122,010
2016 125,200
2017 117,940
2018 109,460

Locomotive Engineers and Operators

Year Number
2012 43,810
2013 43,870
2014 43,970
2015 43,560
2016 45,640
2017 42,500
2018 41,090

Locomotive Engineers

Year Number
2001 30,730
2002 28,250
2003 30,450
2004 31,180
2005 37,390
2006 36,870
2007 41,760
2008 42,760
2009 43,560
2010 40,750
2011 38,790
2012 37,060
2013 36,860
2014 38,470
2015 37,490
2016 39,900
2017 35,680
2018 34,850

Locomotive Firers

Year Number
2001 730
2002 710
2003 680
2004 620
2005 540
2006 560
2007 580
2008 970
2009 960
2010 1,130
2011 1,670
2012 1,580
2013 1,880
2014 1,610
2015 1,610
2016 1,210
2017 670
2018 560

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Year Number
2001 4,840
2002 4,600
2003 5,680
2004 6,170
2005 6,970
2006 5,820
2007 4,950
2008 5,480
2009 5,360
2010 5,600
2011 5,060
2012 5,170
2013 5,140
2014 3,900
2015 4,460
2016 4,530
2017 6,140
2018 5,690

Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

Year Number
2001 17,070
2002 15,030
2003 13,850
2004 16,410
2005 20,700
2006 22,810
2007 23,120
2008 24,610
2009 24,270
2010 22,760
2011 23,830
2012 24,380
2013 23,950
2014 21,060
2015 18,970
2016 19,860
2017 14,190
2018 14,270

Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

Year Number
2001 40,910
2002 38,070
2003 34,720
2004 35,720
2005 38,330
2006 37,110
2007 37,540
2008 39,580
2009 41,540
2010 42,700
2011 44,280
2012 42,740
2013 43,100
2014 42,900
2015 42,330
2016 42,880
2017 44,490
2018 42,360

Subway and Streetcar Operators

Year Number
2002 7,250
2003 9,880
2004 8,900
2005 7,430
2006 6,740
2007 6,600
2008 7,430
2009 6,050
2010 6,360
2011 5,920
2012 8,750
2013 8,930
2014 11,300
2015 12,600
2016 12,350
2017 12,070
2018 8,850

Rail Transportation Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 7,680
2005 7,500
2006 6,360
2007 5,210
2008 4,660
2009 4,310
2010 3,210
2011 2,400
2012 3,040
2013 3,570
2014 3,640
2015 4,550
2016 4,470
2017 4,690
2018 2,890

Water Transportation Workers

Year Number
2012 76,160
2013 72,440
2014 72,450
2015 77,260
2016 82,290
2017 77,120
2018 79,860

Sailors and Marine Oilers

Year Number
2001 28,650
2002 25,360
2003 27,570
2004 27,570
2005 31,090
2006 31,690
2007 32,520
2008 32,420
2009 31,950
2010 31,690
2011 31,280
2012 31,500
2013 28,810
2014 27,640
2015 30,570
2016 32,530
2017 30,940
2018 32,220

Ship and Boat Captains and Operators

Year Number
2012 33,900
2013 33,700
2014 34,760
2015 36,760
2016 40,010
2017 38,290
2018 38,910

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Year Number
2001 22,180
2002 22,530
2003 24,040
2004 25,200
2005 28,570
2006 29,170
2007 30,540
2008 30,600
2009 30,450
2010 29,280
2011 30,220
2012 30,860
2013 30,290
2014 30,690
2015 33,110
2016 36,720
2017 35,780
2018 36,390

Motorboat Operators

Year Number
2001 3,410
2002 3,600
2003 3,680
2004 2,830
2005 2,700
2006 2,450
2007 3,250
2008 3,380
2009 3,070
2010 2,480
2011 2,550
2012 3,040
2013 3,400
2014 4,060
2015 3,650
2016 3,290
2017 2,510
2018 2,510

Ship Engineers

Year Number
2001 7,470
2002 8,020
2003 8,900
2004 10,330
2005 13,240
2006 14,190
2007 13,710
2008 11,190
2009 10,850
2010 9,470
2011 10,010
2012 10,760
2013 9,930
2014 10,060
2015 9,940
2016 9,750
2017 7,890
2018 8,740

Other Transportation Workers

Year Number
2012 329,100
2013 338,080
2014 331,570
2015 343,230
2016 349,540
2017 367,320
2018 363,130

Bridge and Lock Tenders

Year Number
2001 4,500
2002 3,900
2003 3,270
2004 3,500
2005 3,620
2006 3,700
2007 4,750
2008 4,490
2009 4,290
2010 3,250
2011 3,420
2012 3,460
2013 3,170
2014 3,280
2015 3,170
2016 3,510
2017 3,240
2018 3,170

Parking Lot Attendants

Year Number
2001 109,930
2002 108,460
2003 113,490
2004 120,080
2005 124,250
2006 131,870
2007 131,860
2008 136,470
2009 129,990
2010 124,590
2011 126,160
2012 126,520
2013 130,190
2014 136,440
2015 144,150
2016 146,350
2017 145,400
2018 145,900

Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants

Year Number
2001 107,650
2002 102,550
2003 96,250
2004 90,640
2005 96,340
2006 94,780
2007 93,140
2008 84,480
2009 79,480
2010 86,440
2011 102,090
2012 108,510
2013 112,970
2014 104,750
2015 109,710
2016 109,790
2017 118,850
2018 113,760

Traffic Technicians

Year Number
2001 5,090
2002 5,370
2003 6,460
2004 6,240
2005 6,990
2006 6,560
2007 6,550
2008 7,030
2009 6,570
2010 6,730
2011 6,280
2012 6,340
2013 6,220
2014 6,490
2015 6,750
2016 6,410
2017 6,980
2018 7,290

Transportation Inspectors

Year Number
2001 27,670
2002 28,340
2003 27,890
2004 24,140
2005 25,570
2006 23,790
2007 24,130
2008 24,940
2009 24,250
2010 24,280
2011 24,810
2012 24,310
2013 23,970
2014 24,350
2015 25,860
2016 27,430
2017 30,030
2018 29,990

Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants

Year Number
2001 25,910
2002 26,580
2003 28,580
2004 27,730
2005 24,810
2006 20,790
2007 20,690
2008 21,870
2009 22,450
2010 25,150
2011 27,040
2012 23,790
2013 21,280
2014 16,380
2015 15,680
2016 18,410
2017 24,360
2018 25,460

Transportation Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 51,850
2005 54,010
2006 42,130
2007 46,720
2008 43,330
2009 39,870
2010 32,760
2011 30,180
2012 36,190
2013 40,290
2014 39,890
2015 37,900
2016 37,660
2017 38,460
2018 37,560

Material Moving Workers

Year Number
2012 4,036,120
2013 4,201,450
2014 4,364,160
2015 4,495,380
2016 4,580,950
2017 4,731,550
2018 4,911,060

Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 61,590
2002 59,240
2003 58,780
2004 54,380
2005 49,220
2006 50,080
2007 45,580
2008 41,920
2009 38,730
2010 36,810
2011 37,200
2012 39,540
2013 40,760
2014 38,830
2015 32,890
2016 28,590
2017 26,570
2018 23,390

Crane and Tower Operators

Year Number
2001 51,650
2002 49,060
2003 47,420
2004 43,570
2005 43,690
2006 45,740
2007 45,720
2008 44,490
2009 40,770
2010 39,510
2011 41,070
2012 43,040
2013 41,580
2014 44,540
2015 46,490
2016 45,020
2017 43,660
2018 44,410

Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators

Year Number
2012 49,660
2013 49,710
2014 53,590
2015 54,930
2016 52,620
2017 49,190
2018 49,780

Dredge Operators

Year Number
2001 2,920
2002 2,850
2003 3,030
2004 1,730
2005 1,720
2006 1,780
2007 1,910
2008 1,910
2009 1,990
2010 1,720
2011 1,590
2012 1,740
2013 1,750
2014 1,900
2015 1,850
2016 1,760
2017 1,410
2018 1,190

Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Year Number
2001 70,370
2002 67,210
2003 68,740
2004 67,080
2005 66,030
2006 67,590
2007 68,040
2008 65,160
2009 57,990
2010 49,140
2011 47,530
2012 45,020
2013 44,780
2014 47,470
2015 49,880
2016 48,320
2017 45,450
2018 46,090

Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining

Year Number
2001 3,370
2002 3,200
2003 3,560
2004 3,330
2005 2,390
2006 2,480
2007 2,770
2008 3,670
2009 3,570
2010 3,050
2011 2,290
2012 2,900
2013 3,180
2014 4,220
2015 3,210
2016 2,550
2017 2,340
2018 2,500

Hoist and Winch Operators

Year Number
2001 9,960
2002 8,970
2003 8,560
2004 5,550
2005 3,110
2006 2,990
2007 3,220
2008 2,810
2009 2,990
2010 2,810
2011 3,320
2012 3,050
2013 2,980
2014 2,840
2015 2,880
2016 2,960
2017 3,080
2018 3,180

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Year Number
2001 591,790
2002 586,660
2003 604,350
2004 631,530
2005 627,060
2006 629,100
2007 630,700
2008 620,450
2009 568,270
2010 518,350
2011 503,290
2012 496,570
2013 504,560
2014 521,840
2015 539,810
2016 542,750
2017 570,300
2018 604,130

Laborers and Material Movers, Hand

Year Number
2012 3,213,370
2013 3,374,770
2014 3,519,730
2015 3,637,790
2016 3,730,410
2017 3,859,520
2018 4,002,390

Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

Year Number
2001 304,500
2002 311,070
2003 320,840
2004 330,520
2005 333,350
2006 334,560
2007 336,210
2008 330,850
2009 298,500
2010 288,110
2011 290,780
2012 302,960
2013 311,940
2014 321,740
2015 336,960
2016 348,770
2017 373,290
2018 378,850

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

Year Number
2001 2,098,180
2002 2,217,590
2003 2,255,780
2004 2,390,910
2005 2,363,960
2006 2,372,130
2007 2,363,440
2008 2,335,510
2009 2,135,790
2010 2,024,180
2011 2,063,580
2012 2,143,940
2013 2,284,650
2014 2,400,490
2015 2,487,680
2016 2,587,900
2017 2,711,320
2018 2,893,180

Machine Feeders and Offbearers

Year Number
2001 190,080
2002 162,670
2003 159,160
2004 149,500
2005 145,740
2006 150,600
2007 143,140
2008 144,820
2009 129,180
2010 119,730
2011 110,950
2012 105,790
2013 106,160
2014 104,340
2015 100,020
2016 88,070
2017 74,350
2018 66,380

Packers and Packagers, Hand

Year Number
2001 951,960
2002 927,740
2003 901,890
2004 872,260
2005 840,410
2006 827,470
2007 798,450
2008 777,630
2009 706,240
2010 676,870
2011 666,860
2012 660,670
2013 672,020
2014 693,170
2015 713,130
2016 705,660
2017 700,560
2018 663,970

Pumping Station Operators

Year Number
2012 30,570
2013 31,090
2014 29,590
2015 30,350
2016 27,540
2017 26,260
2018 27,560

Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Year Number
2001 6,070
2002 6,920
2003 6,190
2004 4,680
2005 3,950
2006 3,900
2007 4,230
2008 4,050
2009 4,160
2010 4,040
2011 3,870
2012 4,350
2013 4,520
2014 4,700
2015 4,100
2016 3,890
2017 3,560
2018 3,460

Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Year Number
2001 12,920
2002 12,360
2003 12,260
2004 9,810
2005 9,970
2006 10,030
2007 10,400
2008 9,280
2009 10,310
2010 9,440
2011 12,150
2012 11,870
2013 13,170
2014 12,170
2015 13,390
2016 12,030
2017 11,500
2018 10,820

Wellhead Pumpers

Year Number
2001 9,560
2002 10,280
2003 8,560
2004 10,040
2005 10,190
2006 13,280
2007 15,780
2008 17,050
2009 15,360
2010 12,960
2011 13,190
2012 14,350
2013 13,410
2014 12,720
2015 12,860
2016 11,610
2017 11,200
2018 13,280

Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Year Number
2001 125,600
2002 132,290
2003 138,480
2004 139,920
2005 133,930
2006 125,770
2007 126,270
2008 129,080
2009 128,940
2010 126,360
2011 123,160
2012 117,670
2013 116,460
2014 115,170
2015 114,220
2016 114,680
2017 115,130
2018 118,520

Mine Shuttle Car Operators

Year Number
2001 3,020
2002 3,070
2003 3,040
2004 3,000
2005 3,100
2006 2,860
2007 2,660
2008 3,050
2009 3,520
2010 3,080
2011 3,080
2012 2,990
2013 2,730
2014 2,630
2015 2,310
2016 1,590
2017 1,550
2018 1,690

Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

Year Number
2001 19,430
2002 16,960
2003 16,210
2004 16,530
2005 15,950
2006 15,360
2007 14,870
2008 12,330
2009 11,560
2010 10,390
2011 10,960
2012 12,390
2013 12,560
2014 12,490
2015 11,960
2016 10,920
2017 10,300
2018 9,000

Material Moving Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 57,390
2005 52,970
2006 52,120
2007 43,840
2008 41,140
2009 32,180
2010 28,040
2011 28,370
2012 27,260
2013 24,250
2014 22,910
2015 21,740
2016 23,880
2017 25,990
2018 27,010