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Other Motor Vehicle Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of other motor vehicle operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other motor vehicle operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other motor vehicle operators 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 [1].

Table 1. Other Motor Vehicle Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$55,410
75th Percentile Wage
$44,900
50th Percentile Wage
$28,910
25th Percentile Wage
$19,630
10th Percentile Wage
$17,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other motor vehicle operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other motor vehicle operators is $55,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,630. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 214% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $28,910 4.86%
2013 $27,570 2.38%
2012 $26,930 -0.92%
2011 $27,180 -3.79%
2010 $28,250 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for other motor vehicle operators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.34%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.38%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 3. Average Salary of Other Motor Vehicle Operators vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$28,910
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
$24,080
Bus Drivers
$30,220
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
$37,470
School or Special Client Bus Drivers
$28,850
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
$35,330
Driver/Sales Workers
$22,250

Table 4. Other Motor Vehicle Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other motor vehicle operators 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 other motor vehicle operators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $80,210. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $19,900).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$80,210
Information
$46,370
Federal, State, and Local Government
$45,760
Mining
$43,130
Manufacturing
$39,440
Finance and Insurance
$38,170
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,350
Educational Services
$34,280
Construction
$33,740
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,840
Accommodation and Food Services
$29,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,160
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,150
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$22,830
Retail Trade
$21,380
Wholesale Trade
$19,900

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Other Motor Vehicle Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only other motor vehicle 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 other motor vehicle operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,840 to $59,080. The highest paying state for other motor vehicle operators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $59,080. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $18,840. For more salary information of other motor vehicle operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$59,080
Oklahoma
$46,620
Kentucky
$45,800
Wyoming
$44,480
West Virginia
$44,040
New Jersey
$43,370
Illinois
$43,080
California
$42,820
Maryland
$42,780
Utah
$42,650
Hawaii
$41,920
New Mexico
$40,740
Connecticut
$39,580
South Carolina
$38,200
South Dakota
$37,280
North Dakota
$37,020
Vermont
$36,780
Texas
$35,310
Washington
$34,850
Massachusetts
$34,690
New York
$34,560
Michigan
$34,500
Arizona
$30,490
Mississippi
$30,080
Puerto Rico
$29,830
Louisiana
$29,680
Pennsylvania
$28,620
Tennessee
$28,520
Virginia
$27,930
Rhode Island
$27,720
Idaho
$26,530
Nebraska
$25,470
Iowa
$24,800
Alabama
$24,220
Wisconsin
$23,260
Missouri
$22,940
Montana
$22,750
Kansas
$22,730
Florida
$22,500
Oregon
$21,980
New Hampshire
$21,970
Colorado
$21,610
Minnesota
$21,410
Delaware
$21,350
Georgia
$20,530
Nevada
$19,840
Maine
$19,340
Indiana
$19,230
Ohio
$19,180
North Carolina
$19,170
Arkansas
$18,840