Salary for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

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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 or Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver earns a wage that can range from 24000 and 36000 based on seniority. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers receive an average wage of Thirty Nine Thousand Five Hundred dollars every year.

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers have the highest salaries in Alaska, where they get normal pay levels of near $49480. People who work inside these careers obtain the most salary in Utilities, where they can get average wages of $47860.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.08 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $47,860
Utilities $46,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $45,620
Transportation and Warehousing $40,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises $40,420
Wholesale Trade $39,700
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $32,490
Other Services (except Public Administration) $32,990
Finance and Insurance $33,740
Educational Services $33,840
Health Care and Social Assistance $34,310
Retail Trade $35,730
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