Drive one or more draft animals to pull materials or vehicles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Teamsters do?

Drives one or more draft animals to pull materials, vehicles, or implements, such as logs, wagons, grading scrapers, fertilizer spreaders, plows, or scoops: Jiggles, pulls, and slackens reins, and gives oral commands to control movement of team. May harness and hitch team to material, vehicle, or implement. May load and unload vehicle or manipulate levers, pedals, or holding devices to release material. May groom, feed, and water team and clean stable [STABLE ATTENDANT]. May repair harness. May drive one or team of horses to skid logs from forest and be designated Snaker. May be designated according to type of vehicle driven as Cart Driver; Dray Driver; Wagon Driver; or according to kind of animals driven as Horse-And-Wagon Driver; Mule Driver; or according to number of animals driven as Four-Horse Hitch Driver; Six-Horse Hitch Driver; Long-Line Teamster.

Should I be a Teamster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Clay Transporter, Horses or Mules Teamster, Long-Line Teamster, Pack Master, Team Driver, Toter, Water Hauler

    How to become a Teamster

    Teamsters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Teamster-related education!
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