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Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of industrial truck and tractor operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of industrial truck and tractor operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The industrial truck and tractor operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,680
25th Percentile Wage
$27,760
50th Percentile Wage
$33,630
75th Percentile Wage
$40,960
90th Percentile Wage
$50,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial truck and tractor operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) industrial truck and tractor operators is $50,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,680. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 111% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of industrial truck and tractor operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,630
3.48% 10.14%
2016
$32,460
1.14% -
2015
$32,090
2.34% -
2014
$31,340
1.95% -
2013
$30,730
1.66% -
2012
$30,220
- -

Table 2. Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of industrial truck and tractor operators in 19 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 industrial truck and tractor operators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $58,410. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $27,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$58,410
Educational Services
$39,230
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,620
Construction
$38,240
Mining
$36,240
Retail Trade
$35,940
Information
$35,320
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$35,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,020
Transportation and Warehousing
$34,470
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,420
Manufacturing
$34,270
Accommodation and Food Services
$34,200
Wholesale Trade
$33,090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,660
Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,580
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,780
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$27,470

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only industrial truck and tractor operators 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 industrial truck and tractor operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,010 to $51,240. The highest paying state for industrial truck and tractor operators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $51,240. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,010. For more salary information of industrial truck and tractor operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$51,240
District of Columbia
$50,580
Hawaii
$45,820
New Hampshire
$41,020
Washington
$40,130
Maryland
$39,940
Delaware
$39,780
Minnesota
$39,380
New York
$38,310
North Dakota
$38,250
Connecticut
$37,660
New Mexico
$36,950
Vermont
$36,490
Wisconsin
$36,460
Pennsylvania
$36,430
Rhode Island
$36,370
Maine
$36,180
Oregon
$36,000
Virginia
$35,930
Nevada
$35,810
Massachusetts
$35,760
Kansas
$35,440
Montana
$35,260
West Virginia
$35,160
Iowa
$35,160
Wyoming
$34,800
New Jersey
$34,750
Louisiana
$34,580
Colorado
$34,300
Illinois
$34,030
Idaho
$33,910
Arizona
$33,640
California
$33,500
Michigan
$33,300
Oklahoma
$33,300
Utah
$33,180
Indiana
$33,140
Florida
$32,840
Virgin Islands
$32,830
Alabama
$32,750
South Dakota
$32,590
Ohio
$32,570
Missouri
$32,360
Nebraska
$32,220
Georgia
$31,840
Kentucky
$31,680
North Carolina
$31,670
Tennessee
$31,300
South Carolina
$30,960
Texas
$30,870
Arkansas
$30,320
Mississippi
$28,580
Guam
$28,010
Puerto Rico
$19,010



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