The salary statistics of driver/sales workers and truck drivers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of driver/sales workers and truck drivers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of driver/sales workers and truck drivers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The driver/sales workers and truck drivers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for driver/sales workers and truck drivers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) driver/sales workers and truck drivers is $61,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,770. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 211% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of driver/sales workers and truck drivers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of driver/sales workers and truck drivers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for driver/sales workers and truck drivers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $44,770. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $19,410).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |