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What Does it Take to Be a Motor Vehicle Operator?

Example of Motor Vehicle Operator Job All motor vehicle operators not listed separately.

Types of Motor Vehicle Operator

  • Street Sweeper Operator
  • Ice-Resurfacing Machine Operators
  • Car Driver
  • Street Cleaning Equipment Operator
  • Roads and Parking Lots Sweeper-Operator

Job Demand for Motor Vehicle Operators

There were about 56,200 jobs for Motor Vehicle Operator in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,800 new jobs for Motor Vehicle Operator by 2026. There will be an estimated 10,700 positions for Motor Vehicle Operator per year.


The states with the most job growth for Motor Vehicle Operator are Florida, Washington, and Georgia. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Kansas, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Motor Vehicle Operator Make?

Motor Vehicle Operators make between $19,410 and $58,110 a year.


Motor Vehicle Operators who work in Alaska, District of Columbia, or Kentucky, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Motor Vehicle Operators in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $37,990
Alaska $60,020
Arizona $42,200
Arkansas $29,820
Colorado $29,340
Connecticut $32,010
Delaware $40,940
District of Columbia $52,490
Florida $32,760
Georgia $37,870
Idaho $32,750
Illinois $39,710
Indiana $29,810
Iowa $31,600
Kansas $25,330
Kentucky $46,010
Louisiana $36,520
Maine $30,000
Maryland $42,160
Massachusetts $42,040
Michigan $28,450
Minnesota $39,230
Mississippi $36,590
Missouri $32,690
Montana $31,860
Nebraska $34,310
Nevada $30,110
New Hampshire $39,720
New Jersey $39,050
New Mexico $41,450
New York $33,760
North Carolina $27,860
North Dakota $36,960
Ohio $27,670
Oklahoma $45,590
Oregon $32,010
Pennsylvania $33,110
Rhode Island $33,520
South Carolina $42,230
South Dakota $39,380
Tennessee $31,120
Texas $35,260
Utah $38,490
Vermont $39,550
Virginia $36,870
Washington $35,460
West Virginia $41,930
Wisconsin $38,160
Wyoming $40,180

Who Employs Motor Vehicle Operators?


The table below shows the approximate number of Motor Vehicle Operators employed by various industries.



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