December 2009

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Labor Market Information


Occupation Spotlight:
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

There are an estimated 6,270 workers in Wyoming who are classified astruck truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer.

According to the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, these truck drivers earn a mean wage of $18.59 per hour across the state, with an average entry wage of $13.89 per hour. Those in the 90th percentile in this occupation earn as much as $25.05 per hour.

According to the most recent data, Uinta County had the highest mean wage for truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer, at $23.34 per hour, with an estimated 240 people employed in this particular occupation.

Wage data for specific occupations is available online at http://doe.state.wy.us/LMI/oes.htm. Click on the “County and Regional Wages (estimates for Wyoming wages for September 2009)” link. From there you can select statewide or county-specific data on different occupations in Wyoming.

For a description of this occupation, click here.


Last modified by Phil Ellsworth.