53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Occupational Description:
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers license. Includes tow truck drivers. Excludes ?Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors? (53-7081).

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2020
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 35,1501,301$24.68/hr$0.32/hr$17.23/hr$20.50/hr$23.84/hr$28.76/hr$34.18/hr
U S 1,856,13011,137$23.03/hr$0.05/hr$14.33/hr$17.83/hr$22.25/hr$27.46/hr$32.86/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.

Leading Industries for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
IndustryOES EmploymentOES Median Wage
Trade, Transportation and Utilities25,700$23.81/hr
Professional and Business Services1,760$23.98/hr
Natural Resources and Mining980$26.56/hr
Financial Activities160$24.25/hr
Public Administration90$22.83/hr
Other Regional Data For Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2018 - 2028
Minnesota 35,150 $23.84/hr 6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 19,020 $25.07/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 15,600 $25.16/hr 4.9%
Central Minnesota 5,470 $23.58/hr 7.3%
Southeast Minnesota 4,110 $22.07/hr 11.5%
Southwest Minnesota 4,070 $21.85/hr 7.3%
Southeast Balance of State 3,230 $21.51/hr N/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 3,130 $23.82/hr N/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,970 $21.97/hr N/A
Northwest Balance of State 2,810 $22.21/hr N/A
Northwest Minnesota 2,800 $22.03/hr 6.5%
St Cloud MN MSA 2,480 $22.58/hr N/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 2,030 $24.33/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,870 $24.13/hr 4.9%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,690 $27.04/hr N/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,420 $22.23/hr N/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 810 $26.17/hr N/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 750 $21.45/hr N/A
Northeast Balance of State 700 $21.98/hr N/A
Related Occupations
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EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2018 - 2028
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services15,680$18.75/hr5.5%
Security Guards10,890$16.81/hr4.1%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators8,430$21.15/hr6.6%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators840$28.91/hr11.7%
Locomotive Engineers840$34.11/hr2.0%
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers60$23.43/hr-4.0%
Bridge and Lock Tenders60$30.70/hr1.3%
Motorboat OperatorsN/A$18.18/hrN/A
Tasks for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers