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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $23.84
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$17.83 $22.25 $27.46
Minnesota
$20.50 $23.84 $28.76
Central Minnesota
$20.53 $23.58 $28.10
Northeast Minnesota
$20.49 $24.13 $30.08
Northwest Minnesota
$18.52 $22.03 $26.35
Southeast Minnesota
$18.57 $22.07 $28.18
Southwest Minnesota
$18.36 $21.85 $24.99
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$22.00 $25.16 $29.94

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 35,150 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 47,962 new Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 1,958,800 2,058,500 99,700 5.1%
Minnesota 2018 2028 Number Percent
Statewide 38,686 41,221 2,535 6.6%
Central Minnesota 6,558 7,592 1,034 15.8%
Northeast Minnesota 2,481 2,443 -38 -1.5%
Southeast Minnesota 3,624 3,878 254 7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 16,575 17,228 653 3.9%
Northwest Minnesota 4,041 4,215 174 4.3%
Southwest Minnesota 4,494 4,785 291 6.5%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.