Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers by the Numbers

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. There is a good chance that a product you are using right now once was in the back of truck. Most heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers have a high school diploma and attended a professional truck driving school to obtain their commercial driver’s license (CDL). Thinking about joining the industry? Here are some industry numbers to take into consideration.

Quick facts about heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

2016 Median Pay: $41,340 per year

Work Experience in a Related Occupation: None

On-the-job Training: Short-term on-the-job training

Job outlook, 2016 – 2026: 6% (As fast as average)

Employment change, 2016 – 2016: 113,800