Truck Driver Salary By State

Truck driver pay is on the rise overall this year, but there are some states where drivers earn more.

The average income of a long haul truck driver in the Unites States last year was $44,500, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, but the average salary for a truck driver varies dramatically by state.

Truck Driver Salary By State

Here is how truck driver salaries rank by state from lowest to highest using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from May 2017.

50. West Virginia: $38,580

49. Alabama: $40,080

48. Arkansas: $40,620

47. Maine: $40,670

46. Mississippi: $40,780

45. South Dakota: $40,850

44. Florida: $41,150

43. Tennessee: $41,510

42. Louisiana: $41,800

41. Michigan: $42,180

40. South Carolina: $42,260

39. North Carolina: $42,490

38. Georgia: $42,510

37. Delaware: $42,550

36. Iowa: $42,570

35. Virginia: $42,780

34. Oklahoma: $43,130

33. Kentucky: $43,430

32. Missouri: $43,480

31. Nebraska: $43,590

30. Ohio: $43,990

29. Vermont: $44,190

28. Idaho: $44,250

27. Texas: $44,260

26. Kansas: $44,300

25. Wisconsin: $44,330

24. New Hampshire: $44,370

23. Arizona: $44,640

22. Montana: $44,700

21. New Mexico: $44,860

20. Utah: $45,500

19. California: $45,560

18. Oregon: $45,600

17. Pennsylvania: $46,150

16. Indiana: $46,270

15. Minnesota: $46,570

14. Rhode Island: $46,600

13. Colorado: $46,960

12. Washington: $46,990

11. Maryland: $47,230

10. Illinois: $47,730

9. New Jersey: $48,290

8. New York: $48,460

7. Connecticut: $48,530

6. Hawaii: $49,050

5. Wyoming: $49,420

4. Nevada: $50,440

3. Massachusetts: $50,580

2. North Dakota: $53,020

1. Alaska: $56,250