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Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators

What they do?

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Prepare work reports and budgets, and monitor expenditures.

B. Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate trucks, buses, subway trains, light rail transit, street cars, taxis and other transport vehicles

C. Establish methods to meet work schedules and may co-ordinate work activities with other units

D. Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance

E. Requisition materials and supplies

F. Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies

G. Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions

Where they find work?

1. Transportation and warehousing - 76.0%

What education do I need?

1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.

2. Several years of experience as a driver or operator of motor transport or ground transit equipment are usually required.

3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. Computer-related courses
3. English (Communication)

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators is $21.15/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators wages

Expected Wage by Age

Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators Wage By Age

Unemployment:

2% of Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.

Unemployment

Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators is considered Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($21.15) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (2%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely exceed the number of job seekers. This will not be significant enough to have an impact on the work prospects.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (21%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Communication skills

3. Planning

Part Time Workers

Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


7% of Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 31,600 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 19% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The relatively low percentage of younger workers suggests few entry-level job openings, and could point to a greater need for workers with experience or a number of years of training. The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average influenced by a similar-to-average retirement age (62).

Self Employed

Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 67% of Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


7% of the individuals employed as Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators are women. Compared to other industries, this is Below average.