Distribution Logistics & Transportation

This pathway includes careers involved in the planning, management and movement of people, materials and products by road, air, rail and water. It also includes related professional and technical services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistics, and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Packers and Packagers $12.96
Laborer, Freight Stock and Maintenance $14.64
Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic $23.02
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Heavy Tractor and Trailer Truck Driver $22.77
Automotive Body and Related Repairs $28.43
Cost Estimator $32.78
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
First Line Supervisor of Transportation and Material Moving Workers $25.56
First Line Supervisor of Mechanics Installer and Repairs $31.34
General Operations Manager $42.18

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs


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Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution/School
Automotive Collision TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Automotive Service TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Automotive Service TechnologyFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Automotive ServiceOkaloosa Technical College
Business AdministrativeChipola College
Business ManagementGulf Coast State College
Commercial Vehicle DrivingFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Construction Vehicle TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Diesel Systems TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Engineering TechnologyNorthwest Florida State College
Heavy Equipment Operations TechnicianFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Marine Service TechnicianOkaloosa Technical College
Project Manager – LogisticsNorthwest Florida State College
Unmanned Vehicle OperationsGulf Coast State College
Unmanned Vehicle SystemsNorthwest Florida State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
Aerospace EngineeringEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
Civil EngineeringFlorida State University (Bay County)FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
EngineeringEmbry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityFAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
Management with Management SpecializationUniversity of West Florida

Northwest Florida Career Pathways provides a broad snapshot of the job titles and average hourly rate for the noted eight participating Counties. Please select a county for the applicable county specific job title/average hourly rate and training programs in each geographic area.

IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

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