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Traffic Administrator (Freight & Passenger)
|Overview:||Traffic administrators manage the rates charged by transportation companies for transporting passengers or freight. They determine the rates and tariffs based on statistical analysis of the cost of equipment, fuel, operations and labor. They set prices based on competition and profit.|
|Duties:||They decide upon company freight and passenger classes, rates and fares charged for the purpose of enhancing revenues and profits. Monitor company operations to determine when changes are needed.
They decide upon accounting procedures needed to describe and summarize expenses such as equipment purchase and maintenance, fuel and labor, as well as the revenues earned and due.
They testify before government regulatory agencies to present company's position and to justify the tariffs charged customers and the routes serviced.
Consult and negotiate with executives from other transportation companies to arrange for agreements to transfer passengers or freight from one company's vehicle to the other.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of traffic administrators (freight and passengers) is expected to grow faster than average through 2018. Growth will be spurred by increase in airline and rail travel as well as need to move goods as economically as possible.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$30,000 to $37,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||An associate or bachelor's degree in business administration or management is the usual educational background for this field. Courses in operations research, statistics and especially computer applications are essential. A master's degree is sometimes required for traffic managers employed in major freight shipping and passenger travel companies.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services Advisor to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.