The salary statistics of motor vehicle operators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of motor vehicle operators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of motor vehicle operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The motor vehicle 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$19,990|
|25th Percentile Wage||$26,060|
|50th Percentile Wage||$35,910|
|75th Percentile Wage||$47,710|
|90th Percentile Wage||$60,790|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for motor vehicle operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) motor vehicle operators is $60,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,990. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 204% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of motor vehicle operators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of motor vehicle operators 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 motor vehicle operators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $42,550. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $20,190).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
The average annual salary of motor vehicle operator related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers|| |
|Ambulance Drivers and Attendants|| |
|Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers|| |
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers|| |
|Driver/Sales Workers|| |
|Bus Drivers|| |
|School or Special Client Bus Drivers|| |
|Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs|| |
|Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers|| |
|Other Motor Vehicle Operators|| |