Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
1,704,520 0.6 % $20.96 $43,590 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.94 $16.09 $19.87 $24.89 $30.36
Annual Wage (2) $26,920 $33,470 $41,340 $51,760 $63,140


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 620,340 62.14 $21.51 $44,750
Specialized Freight Trucking 243,770 53.75 $21.05 $43,790
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 63,020 8.49 $22.59 $46,980
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 60,810 31.62 $19.30 $40,140
Warehousing and Storage 43,380 4.77 $21.41 $44,530

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 620,340 62.14 $21.51 $44,750
Specialized Freight Trucking 243,770 53.75 $21.05 $43,790
Support Activities for Road Transportation 40,140 40.56 $17.86 $37,140
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 60,810 31.62 $19.30 $40,140
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 24,600 25.69 $20.77 $43,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,270 0.30 $29.18 $60,690
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 28,270 5.03 $28.69 $59,670
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 360 0.09 $28.35 $58,960
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 620 0.13 $28.18 $58,620
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $27.74 $57,700


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 175,780 14.97 1.23 $20.59 $42,830
California 130,640 8.18 0.67 $21.59 $44,900
Pennsylvania 78,320 13.63 1.12 $21.76 $45,270
Florida 77,660 9.44 0.78 $18.91 $39,330
Ohio 70,740 13.25 1.09 $21.21 $44,110




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 12,210 28.71 2.36 $25.83 $53,720
Arkansas 33,210 27.87 2.30 $18.95 $39,430
Nebraska 26,910 27.79 2.29 $20.48 $42,590
Iowa 37,620 24.51 2.02 $20.01 $41,620
Wyoming 6,210 22.48 1.85 $23.66 $49,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 12,210 28.71 2.36 $25.83 $53,720
Alaska 2,740 8.48 0.70 $25.71 $53,480
Massachusetts 24,840 7.18 0.59 $24.00 $49,920
Nevada 10,680 8.40 0.69 $23.84 $49,590
District of Columbia 500 0.72 0.06 $23.69 $49,280





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 39,290 5.97 0.49 $23.96 $49,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 39,170 13.35 1.10 $20.32 $42,270
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 37,630 10.34 0.85 $23.75 $49,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 34,000 13.99 1.15 $22.31 $46,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 32,280 12.64 1.04 $20.09 $41,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30,850 7.31 0.60 $21.53 $44,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 25,730 18.89 1.56 $23.10 $48,050
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 18,730 18.46 1.52 $23.54 $48,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 18,430 9.65 0.79 $22.69 $47,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 17,760 9.18 0.76 $20.87 $43,410