Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Drivers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 2,224,619 Drivers currently employed in the United States.
  • 17.0% of all Drivers are women, while 83.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Driver is 48 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Drivers is White (64.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.0%) and Black or African American (12.1%).
  • The majority of Drivers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Drivers are most in-demand in Houston, TX.
  • Drivers are paid an average annual salary of $32,528.
  • Boston, MA pays an annual average wage of $40,872, the highest in the US.
  • Drivers average starting salary is $19,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 84% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Drivers earn as much as $52,000 or more.
  • Alabama is the best state for Drivers to live.
  • Drivers are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.

Driver Statistics By Gender

Among Drivers, 17.0% of them are women compared to 83.0% which are men.

  • Male, 83.0%
  • Female, 17.0%

Drivers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male83.0%
Female17.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Driver

Women Earn 84¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$32,783
female-income
Female Income
$27,572

Driver Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Driver position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Driver Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201086.79%13.21%
201186.42%13.58%
201285.33%14.67%
201384.82%15.18%
201484.32%15.68%
201584.49%15.51%
201684.04%15.96%
201783.75%16.25%
201882.06%17.94%
201982.36%17.64%

Driver Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Diesel Truck Driver and Tank Wagon Driver have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Bus Matron11%89%
Bus Escort18%82%
Bus Monitor19%81%
Driver83%17%
Wrecker Operator99%1%
Tank Wagon Driver99%1%
Diesel Truck Driver100%0%

Driver Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Drivers is White, which makes up 64.2% of all Drivers. Comparatively, there are 18.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 64.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.0%
  • Black or African American, 12.1%
  • Asian, 2.9%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Driver Race

Driver RacePercentages
White64.2%
Hispanic or Latino18.0%
Black or African American12.1%
Asian2.9%
Unknown1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.9%

Driver Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Drivers.

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

Driver Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201067.50%11.45%2.35%16.22%
201167.13%11.83%2.37%16.11%
201266.42%11.98%2.52%16.45%
201366.50%11.52%2.43%16.97%
201466.23%11.96%2.62%16.62%
201565.31%12.30%2.66%17.08%
201664.53%11.93%2.75%17.95%
201764.32%12.06%2.78%18.12%
201863.82%12.10%3.08%18.13%
201964.21%12.07%2.90%18.03%

Driver Wage Gap By Race

White Drivers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown Drivers have the lowest average salary at $29,504.
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$29,504
White$30,791
Black or African American$29,683
Asian$30,371
Hispanic or Latino$30,538

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Average Age of a Driver

We determined the average age of Drivers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Driver Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4846
Unknown4544.5
Asian45.551
Hispanic or Latino4644.5
White5152
American Indian and Alaska Native4953

Driver Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Driver employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Drivers is 40+ years old, which represents 75% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Driver Age

Driver YearsPercentages
20-30 years8%
30-40 years17%
40+ years75%

Types of Driver Degree Levels

The most common degree for Drivers is High School Diploma 43% of Drivers earn that degree. A close second is Bachelor's Degree with 18% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 17%.

  • High School Diploma, 43%
  • Bachelors, 18%
  • Associate, 17%
  • Diploma, 12%
  • Other Degrees, 10%

Drivers By Education

Driver DegreePercentages
High School Diploma43%
Bachelors18%
Associate17%
Diploma12%
Other Degrees10%

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Driver Wage Gap By Education

Drivers with a High School Diploma degree earn more than those without, at $32,783 annually. With a Associate degree, Drivers earn a median annual income of $32,743 compared to $31,726 for Drivers with an Bachelors degree.
$34,000
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$32,783
Bachelor's Degree$31,726
Some College/ Associate Degree$32,743

Driver Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Drivers. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Drivers is the Transportation industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Driver Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees3%
50 - 100 employees2%
100 - 500 employees9%
500 - 1,000 employees16%
1,000 - 10,000 employees44%
> 10,000 employees27%

The Types Of Companies Driver Work In

Employees with the Driver job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Drivers prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.

Public

Private

Government

Driver Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education0%
Public28%
Private71%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Drivers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Drivers. Those industries include Transportation, Retail and Manufacturing.

Transportation

Fortune 500

Retail

Manufacturing

Professional

Driver Turnover And Employment Statistics

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 Drivers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Driver Unemployment Rate By Year

YearDriver Unemployment Rate
201010.33%
20118.73%
20127.76%
20136.88%
20145.54%
20154.98%
20164.17%
20174.08%
20183.68%
20193.45%

The Average Number of Years That Driver Stay in a Job

By looking over 346,301 Drivers resumes, we figured out that the average Driver enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 32%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Driver Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year32%
1-2 years29%
3-4 years12%
5-7 years16%
8-10 years4%
11+ years6%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of 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 Drivers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Driver3.40%
Valet Parking Attendant3.71%48,506
Power Sweeper Operator4.86%33,242
Motor Coach Operator5.67%46,270
Bus Aide5.69%46,237
Chauffeur7.09%154,197
Ship Steward15.05%33,811

Driver LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Valet Parking Attendant3.71%48,506
Power Sweeper Operator4.86%33,242
Motor Coach Operator5.67%46,270
Bus Aide5.69%46,237
Chauffeur7.09%154,197
Ship Steward15.05%33,811

Foreign Languages Spoken By Drivers

The most common foreign language among Drivers is Spanish at 71.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.8% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 3.8%.

  • Spanish, 71.2%
  • French, 6.8%
  • Arabic, 3.8%
  • Portuguese, 2.4%
  • Russian, 2.3%
  • Other, 13.5%

Driver Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish71.2%
French6.8%
Arabic3.8%
Portuguese2.4%
Russian2.3%
Other13.5%

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The amount you can make as a Driver can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Drivers is $40,798. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Drivers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Drivers Located?

By looking through more than 346,301 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Drivers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Drivers

Where Are Drivers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Drivers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Driver Demographics FAQs

What percentage of Drivers are female?

17.6% of drivers are female in the United States. This is -0.3 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female drivers has increased by 4.4 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 391,532 female drivers in the U.S. and 1,833,087 male drivers in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 2,224,619 people with the specific job title of driver and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

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