Home > Tools > News > So You Want To Be A Trucker: Fast Facts And Figures About The Industry

So you want to be a trucker: Fast facts and figures about the industry

Jul 02, 2019 at 08:33 AM CST

The median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $42,480 in May 2017. The median age of a truck drive in the U.S. is 49. Melton Truck Lines says the average driver for the company will make $70,000 annually, with the top drivers earning up to $90,000. Starting pay with the company is in the mid-$50,000 range.