Class B Driver Statistics in the US

The average employee age for class b drivers is 47 years. The class b driver workforce reached a whopping 645,013 in 2020!

Among class b drivers, we discovered that 12.4% of them are women, while 84.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among class b drivers is White, which makes up 65.6% of all class b drivers. Comparatively, there are 16.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Class b drivers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, class b drivers are more likely to find a job in the transportation industry.

From where do we know all information about class b driver demographics? We analyzed 4,829 class b drivers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Class B Driver Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as class b drivers. Keep reading to find out what the results for class b drivers were.

Class B Driver Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among class b drivers is White, which makes up 65.6% of all class b drivers. Comparatively, there are 16.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 65.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.0%
  • Black or African American, 12.2%
  • Asian, 3.2%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Class B Drivers

The chart below shows that 73.9% of class b drivers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Carrier at 13.0% and French is the third-most popular at 4.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 73.9%
  • Carrier, 13.0%
  • French, 4.3%
  • Polish, 4.3%
  • Portuguese, 2.2%
  • Other, 2.3%

Most Common Degree for Class B Driver

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for class b drivers. The most common degree for class b drivers is high school diploma. In fact, 53% of class b drivers earn that degree. A close second is diploma with 12% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.

Job Title
  • Certificate degree, 36%
  • High School Diploma degree, 32%
  • Associate degree, 11%
  • Diploma degree, 10%
  • Other Degrees, 11%

Class B Driver Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among class b drivers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Class B Driver Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the class b driver position over time.

Male
Female
99%
97%
94%
92%
89%
87%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Class B Driver Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of class b drivers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of class b drivers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Class B Driver

By looking over 4,829 class b drivers resumes, we figured out that the average class b driver enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 27%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Class B Driver Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of class b driver employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of class b drivers is 40+ years old, which represents 73% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Class B Drivers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, tank wagon driver and diesel truck driver have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Bus Matron13%83%
School Bus Attendant18%75%
School Bus Aide20%77%
Class B Driver85%12%
Wrecker Operator93%2%
Diesel Truck Driver95%2%
Tank Wagon Driver96%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Tank Wagon Driver
Diesel Truck Driver
Wrecker Operator
Class B Driver
School Bus Aide
School Bus Attendant
Bus Matron
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Class B Drivers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to class b drivers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Forklift Operator And Receiver6.56%
Class B Driver6.99%
Traffic Control Specialist7.72%
Motor Coach Chauffeur7.91%
Switchman8.61%
Stacker8.85%
Motor Vehicle Operator13.50%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Class B Driver?

male-income
Male Income
$44,204
female-income
Female Income
$40,820

Class B Driver Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$47,479
$46,172
$44,864
$43,557
$42,249
$40,942
$39,635
$38,327
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Class B Driver Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Master's Degree$40,709
Bachelor's Degree$43,977
Some College/ Associate Degree$44,404
High School Diploma or Less$44,864

Class B Driver Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$46,344
$44,864
$43,384
$41,904
$40,424
$38,944
$37,464
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Class B Driver Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a class b driver can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of class b drivers is $52,035. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Class B Drivers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where class b drivers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Class B Drivers Located?

By looking through more than 4,829 resumes, we found that the most popular places for class b drivers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Class B Drivers

Where Are Class B Drivers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country class b drivers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Class B Driver Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ class b drivers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most class b drivers is the transportation industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire class b drivers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Class B Driver Work In

Employees with the class b driver job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most class b drivers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ class b drivers. Those industries include transportation, retail and manufacturing.

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Transportation

Retail

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Professional

Class B Driver Jobs