The salary statistics of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is $61,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,740. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.63%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.31%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.71% in 2012 and a very small growth of 0.42% in 2011.
The average salaries of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $50,160. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $33,250).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
From the above tables we note that not only heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,230 to $52,290. The highest paying state for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $52,290. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,230. For more salary information of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |