Information About Industrial Truck And Tractor Operators

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Training

Industrial truck and tractor operators need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Industrial truck and tractor operators
Training for Industrial Truck And Tractor Operators
Percent
Less than High School 25.6
High School 52.6
Some College 16.0
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 2.1
Masters Degree 0.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment

Represents about 610,000 people in the United States- 0.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 16,000 more industrial truck and tractor operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 198,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, industrial truck and tractor operators make $15.31 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Industrial truck and tractor operators $9.77 $11.70 $14.40 $17.90 $22.10
Transportation and material moving occupations $8.52 $10.00 $13.80 $19.20 $26.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, industrial truck and tractor operators make $31,840 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Industrial truck and tractor operators $20,310 $24,520 $30,010 $37,340 $45,990
Transportation and material moving occupations $17,730 $20,860 $28,760 $39,990 $54,860
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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