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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: $20.13
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.84 $19.52 $24.33
Minnesota
$16.82 $20.13 $23.61
Central Minnesota
$17.06 $20.76 $25.52
Northeast Minnesota
$15.78 $18.39 $22.88
Northwest Minnesota
$15.22 $17.79 $21.81
Southeast Minnesota
$17.29 $20.93 $24.33
Southwest Minnesota
$14.62 $17.67 $21.21
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$18.05 $21.09 $23.86

* "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 34550 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
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 1797700 1896400 98800 5.5%
Minnesota 37673 39186 1513 4%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Southwest Minnesota 4686 5027 341 7.3%
Southeast Minnesota 3935 4326 391 9.9%
Northwest Minnesota 4666 4912 246 5.3%
Northeast Minnesota 2115 2131 16 0.8%
Central Minnesota 6048 6786 738 12.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 14692 15600 908 6.2%


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