Salary for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Also known as:  Auto Carrier Driver, Cement Truck Driver, Concrete Mixer Driver, Concrete Mixer Truck Driver, Fuel Truck Driver, Garbage Truck Driver, Line Haul Driver, Logging Truck Driver, Moving Van Driver, Over-the-Road Driver

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Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers mainly drive combination tractor-trailers or trucks. They may also be required to unload the trucks. This job is not usually dangerous, but it does sometimes require that workers lift heavy objects. These positions usually require a high school diploma. A commercial driver's license is usually required as well. Once hired, a new employee will need up to one year of formal training before beginning work.

A Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver can earn average salaries in a range of $30,660 to $69,480 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will normally receive a wage of fourty-eight thousand seven hundred and ten dollars on a yearly basis.

obtain the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can get average wages of close to about $59,700. People in this category of job can expect the highest salaries in Information, which has an average salary rate of $64,490.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.80 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Information
$64,490
Utilities
$53,520
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$52,740
Transportation and Warehousing
$49,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,270
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$48,790

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,360
Finance and Insurance
$39,760
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$42,870
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$42,980
Accommodation and Food Services
$44,600
Retail Trade
$45,130