Does your paycheck measure up to other truck drivers across America? The average long-haul truck driver makes slightly over $40,000 per year.
So why do some truck drivers make a lot more (or a lot less than $40,000*) There are a lot of reasons, but location is a huge factor in how much a truck driver can expect to take home.
So are you driving in a higher paying state?
Highest Paying States For Truck Drivers
1. Alaska – ($51,280)
2. Massachusetts – ($46,020)
3. North Dakota – ($$45,700)
4. Nevada – ($45,580)
5. Wyoming – ($45,520)
Curious about what state ended up at the very bottom of the list? That award goes to West Virginia, where the average truck driver only takes home $34,410.
*All salaries based on averages from 2012.