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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in Tennessee

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in Tennessee

Considering a career as a Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver in Tennessee?

7.9% Jobs Projection
$41,940 Median Salary
7,510 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in Tennessee are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in Tennessee is growing faster than average.

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in Tennessee earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Work in Tennessee?

63,030 people worked as Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in 2018 in this state.

There were 60,350 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,680 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 25,450 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers working in it, which means Tennessee has more Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers than average.

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Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.8%.

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Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 7,510 annual Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers job openings in Tennessee, and 69,050 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 213,500 annual jobs and 1,980,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers ranged from $25,750 to $64,130 with $41,940 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.38 to $30.83. The median hourly rate was $20.16.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.06 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.10.

The median salary in Tennessee is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Tennessee Metros for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 16,830 $45,840
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 16,430 $44,560
Chattanooga, TN-GA 8,630 $38,190
Knoxville, TN 7,370 $42,430
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1,800 $38,330
Morristown, TN 1,440 $53,370
Jackson, TN 1,060 $36,190
Clarksville, TN-KY 920 $35,460
Cleveland, TN 810 $51,390
Johnson City, TN 760 $34,430

Top States for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Employment

View the list below to see where most Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 191,490 $41,760
California 138,380 $45,790
Florida 87,960 $38,780
Pennsylvania 82,330 $45,570
Ohio 74,090 $42,970
Illinois 70,380 $47,830
Tennessee 63,030 $41,940
Georgia 62,500 $42,180
New York 62,360 $47,000
North Carolina 58,110 $42,140
Michigan 55,940 $41,360
Indiana 54,560 $44,480
Wisconsin 49,760 $44,200
New Jersey 48,760 $48,340
Missouri 44,470 $44,040
Virginia 42,820 $40,620
Iowa 38,470 $41,270
Minnesota 34,860 $46,990
Arkansas 34,700 $39,070
Alabama 32,170 $38,610

Below are the states where Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $56,300
North Dakota $52,120
District of Columbia $52,060
Nevada $48,850
Connecticut $48,540
Wyoming $48,470
New Jersey $48,340
Massachusetts $48,290
Illinois $47,830
Washington $47,700

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