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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: $21.28
Statewide median: $19.62

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.52 $20.4 $25.56
Minnesota
$17.58 $21.28 $25.44
Central Minnesota
$17.82 $21.38 $26.11
Northeast Minnesota
$17.03 $19.76 $24.48
Northwest Minnesota
$16.57 $18.9 $23.16
Southeast Minnesota
$17.67 $21.62 $25.7
Southwest Minnesota
$15.14 $18.3 $21.91
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$19.06 $22.84 $26.98

* "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 34580 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 high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 7920 new Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers to meet market demand between 2014-2024. 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
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 1797700 1896400 98800 5.5%
Minnesota 37673 39186 1513 4%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2014 2024 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 6059 6718 659 10.8%
Northeast Minnesota 2205 2170 -35 -1.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 16253 16518 265 1.6%
Southeast Minnesota 4373 4605 232 5.3%
Southwest Minnesota 4334 4669 335 7.7%
Northwest Minnesota 4438 4588 150 3.3%


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