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
Gender Pay Gap For Driver
Women Earn 84¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Driver Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Driver position over time.
Driver Gender By Year
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.
|Tank Wagon Driver||99%||1%|
|Diesel Truck Driver||100%||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%
|Hispanic or Latino||18.0%|
|Black or African American||12.1%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.9%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Driver Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Driver Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$29,683|
|Hispanic or Latino||$30,538|
Average Age of a Driver
We determined the average age of Drivers based on ethnicity and gender.
Driver Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||48||46|
|Hispanic or Latino||46||44.5|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||49||53|
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.
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
|High School Diploma||43%|
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Driver Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$32,783|
|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.
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
Driver Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||3%|
|50 - 100 employees||2%|
|100 - 500 employees||9%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||16%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||44%|
|> 10,000 employees||27%|
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.
Driver Jobs By Sector
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.
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
|Year||Driver Unemployment Rate|
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
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||32%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Valet Parking Attendant||3.71%||48,506|
|Power Sweeper Operator||4.86%||33,242|
|Motor Coach Operator||5.67%||46,270|
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