Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers

(NOC 1526)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Transportation route and crew schedulers prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and operating personnel. They are employed by municipal transit commissions, truck, delivery and courier companies, railways, airlines and by other transportation establishments in both the private and public sectors.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 6600 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a small percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are not expected to be a major contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs are typically permanent positions.

The median employment income for 71% of Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $46,683. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

$22,191

Minimum

$43,794

Median

$77,657

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$21.03

Median

$35.90

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Transportation route and crew schedulers prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and operating personnel. They are employed by municipal transit commissions, truck, delivery and courier companies, railways, airlines and by other transportation establishments in both the private and public sectors.

Job duties

Transportation route and crew schedulers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Review schedule requisitions, passenger counts and cargo, running times, distances, personnel availability and other pertinent information to establish schedule parameters.
  • Design new or modify existing schedules using computer software or other methods.
  • Incorporate into route plan factors such as peak travel periods, holidays, special events and construction with emphasis on time and cost efficiency.
  • Assign personnel to equipment and routes and schedule work shifts.
  • Compile equipment and personnel records, including hours in service, distances, maintenance, repairs required and other data, to produce operating reports.
  • May prepare user guides and other public service information.

Sample job titles

  • bus transportation service co-ordinator
  • crew dispatcher
  • crew scheduler, transportation
  • flight scheduler
  • schedule control clerk
  • scheduler - transit system
  • transit planner
  • transportation clerk
  • transportation route scheduler
  • truck scheduler

Skills

To work in these fields, you must be organized and attentive to detail. Your work must be accurate. Good communication skills are important. You need to be able to work as part of a team. Computer skills and the ability to work with technology may be helpful.

Job requirements

  • Completion of high school is required.
  • On-the-job training may be provided.

Other considerations

None

By the numbers

Quick look

160

employed in 2016

91.4%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

64.7%
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35.3%
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45.5

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

81.3%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

73.4%
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26.6%
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47.9

median age

Where will I likely work?

58.8%

Halifax

26.5%

Annapolis Valley

8.8%

Northern

5.9%

Southern

5.9%

Cape Breton

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

40.0%

Transportation and Warehousing

11.4%

Health Care and Social Assistance

8.6%

Public Administration

5.7%

Wholesale Trade

5.7%

Construction

What is the age of Employment?

30.8%

35-44

30.8%

55-64

30.8%

45-54

15.4%

25-34

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

36.5%

45-54

28.0%

55-64

18.6%

35-44

10.7%

65+

6.0%

25-34

Top levels of education

31.4%

College certificate or diploma

$40,691 median annual income
31.4%

Bachelor's degree

$47,993 median annual income
20.0%

High school

$35,513 median annual income
11.4%

Trades certificate

$53,292 median annual income
5.7%

Less than high school

$44,665 median annual income

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

34.4%

College certificate or diploma

$33,837 median annual income
23.7%

High school

$30,074 median annual income
22.9%

Bachelor's degree

$39,473 median annual income
5.8%

Trades certificate

$32,871 median annual income
4.7%

Less than high school

$23,775 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic
14 Court Street, Suite 301
Truro, NS B2N 5V2
Tel: (902) 893-8410
Fax: (902) 895-6984

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.

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