Driver/sales workers & truck drivers

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Total Workforce
3.51M
Average Age
45.2
Average Salary
$43,210
Average Male Salary
$44,381
Average Female Salary
$28,100

About

Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are most often employed by the Truck transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Driver/sales workers & truck drivers was $43,210 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Driver/sales workers & truck drivers by wage are Public safety telecommunicators, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, and Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are Ector CountyOdessa City PUMA, TX, Tracy, Manteca & Lathrop Cities PUMA, CA, and Osceola County (West) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are Sampson & Duplin Counties PUMA, NC, Ector CountyOdessa City PUMA, TX, and Webb County (North & East)Laredo City (Outer) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Driver/sales workers & truck drivers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Truck transportation is the industry that employs the most Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, by average wage, is Broadcasting (except internet). Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are paid most in Fort Worth (Northwest) & Saginaw Cities PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Sampson & Duplin Counties PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,210
AVERAGE SALARY
± $444

In 2018, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers earned an average of $43,210, $10,679 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders make somewhat more than Driver/sales workers & truck drivers while Public safety telecommunicators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Driver/sales workers & truck drivers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.355
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.355, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Driver/sales workers & truck drivers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, by number of employees, are Truck transportation, Restaurants & Food Services, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

3.51M
2018 Workforce
± 45,441
3.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.78%

The number of people employed as Driver/sales workers & truck drivers has been growing at a rate of 3.6%, from 3,386,114 people in 2017 to 3,507,967 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers employed by various industries. Truck transportation employs the largest share of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers at  33.1%, followed by Restaurants & Food Services with 7.06% and Construction with 5.48%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Driver/sales workers & truck drivers in the US. The average age of male Driver/sales workers & truck drivers in the workforce is 45.4 and of female Driver/sales workers & truck drivers is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Driver/sales workers & truck drivers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

3.26M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 43,813
252k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 12,324

92.8% of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

57.6% of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.5% of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers.

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Age by Gender

45.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.189
42.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.698

The median age of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers is 45.2, and Male employees are generally 2.57 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Driver/sales workers & truck drivers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Driver/sales workers & truck drivers is Business but a relatively high number of Driver/sales workers & truck drivers hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Driver/sales workers & truck drivers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Driver/sales workers & truck drivers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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