Heavy And Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers

Training Requirements for Heavy And Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers need a postsecondary nondegree award and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
Percent
Less than High School 16.4
High School 48.1
Some College 23.2
Associates Degree 6.0
Bachelors Degree 5.3
Masters Degree 0.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Heavy And Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers

This represents about 1,797,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 98,000 more heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 404,000 more.

Typical Income for Heavy And Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers

Hourly Income

On average,heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers make $20.96 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers $12.94 $16.09 $19.87 $24.89 $30.36
Transportation and material moving occupations $9.21 $10.91 $14.78 $20.76 $28.50
Motor vehicle operators $9.34 $12.17 $16.82 $22.38 $28.66
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers $9.50 $12.83 $17.63 $23.31 $29.62
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers make $43,590 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers $26,920 $33,470 $41,340 $51,760 $63,140
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Motor vehicle operators $19,430 $25,300 $34,980 $46,550 $59,610
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers $19,770 $26,680 $36,670 $48,490 $61,600
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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