Information About Truck Drivers, Heavy And Tractor-trailer

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Training

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
Training for Truck Drivers, Heavy And Tractor-trailer
Percent
Less than High School 19.9
High School 49.4
Some College 20.7
Associates Degree 4.8
Bachelors Degree 4.3
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 1,798,000 people in the United States- 8.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 232,000 more truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 554,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer make $19.15 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer $11.90 $14.60 $18.20 $22.60 $28.10
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, truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer make $39,830 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer $24,880 $30,500 $37,930 $47,130 $58,440
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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