Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,585,300 0.6 % $19.68 $40,940 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.18 $15.03 $18.61 $23.24 $28.66
Annual Wage (2) $25,330 $31,270 $38,700 $48,330 $59,620


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 577,090 61.49 $20.32 $42,260
Specialized Freight Trucking 227,590 53.04 $19.80 $41,170
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 65,860 9.00 $21.47 $44,660
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 50,710 29.54 $18.44 $38,360
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 36,540 6.60 $18.29 $38,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 577,090 61.49 $20.32 $42,260
Specialized Freight Trucking 227,590 53.04 $19.80 $41,170
Support Activities for Road Transportation 33,920 39.08 $16.07 $33,420
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 50,710 29.54 $18.44 $38,360
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 22,800 23.90 $19.93 $41,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 230 0.18 $32.30 $67,190
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 40 0.01 $28.19 $58,630
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 24,850 5.20 $28.13 $58,520
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 580 0.12 $27.67 $57,560
Spectator Sports 300 0.22 $25.80 $53,670


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 157,260 14.41 1.21 $19.50 $40,570
California 126,490 8.60 0.72 $20.45 $42,530
Pennsylvania 71,970 12.81 1.07 $20.36 $42,340
Florida 67,340 9.04 0.76 $17.50 $36,400
Illinois 66,050 11.58 0.97 $21.66 $45,040




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 15,310 36.20 3.03 $22.88 $47,580
Arkansas 32,960 28.59 2.39 $17.60 $36,600
Nebraska 25,980 28.03 2.34 $19.58 $40,720
Iowa 37,610 25.22 2.11 $19.38 $40,320
Wyoming 6,870 24.63 2.06 $22.28 $46,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,890 8.96 0.75 $25.69 $53,440
North Dakota 15,310 36.20 3.03 $22.88 $47,580
Massachusetts 21,680 6.66 0.56 $22.68 $47,170
District of Columbia 400 0.60 0.05 $22.67 $47,150
Wyoming 6,870 24.63 2.06 $22.28 $46,350





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 37,120 10.03 0.84 $23.42 $48,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 34,310 12.44 1.04 $22.66 $47,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,590 7.44 0.62 $20.29 $42,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 28,210 12.22 1.02 $20.41 $42,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,630 12.39 1.04 $19.20 $39,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 24,160 20.10 1.68 $21.73 $45,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 23,320 4.45 0.37 $22.08 $45,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 18,350 10.30 0.86 $20.36 $42,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 15,890 12.31 1.03 $20.07 $41,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 15,750 8.79 0.74 $21.93 $45,610