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Best States For A Driver/Owner Operator

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Do you want to become a Driver/Owner Operator at Knight Transportation, and you wonder what that means or entails?

We have the full list of best states for Driver/Owner Operators that you can check out, before you begin your journey.

Pay, benefits, and opportunities vary greatly by place, and it's no different for Driver/Owner Operators.

We found that Wyoming is the best state in the nation for Driver/Owner Operators, and people in Minot earn the most in the field.

We figured that the best places for Driver/Owner Operator jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

a Driver/Owner Operator will most commonly be promoted to Driver.

The 10 Best States In America For Driver/Owner Operators in 2020

  1. Wyoming
  2. North Dakota
  3. South Dakota
  4. Montana
  5. Minnesota
  6. Nebraska
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Colorado
  9. Vermont
  10. Utah
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  • (1,226 jobs)
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  • (2,263 jobs)
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  • (1,089 jobs)

In order to help Driver/Owner Operators decide where to work, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across the metrics mentioned above.

Our data set includes average annual wages, entry and senior wages, and the number of available jobs per capita.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Driver/Owner Operators include Knight Transportation and Uber Technologies Inc..

Below is the list of the best states for Driver/Owner Operators.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Driver/Owner Operators In 2020

1. Wyoming

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
486 $177,054 $119,000 $262,000 1.67
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in Wyoming

2. North Dakota

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
496 $194,614 $137,000 $274,000 1.01
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in North Dakota

3. South Dakota

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
516 $155,614 $100,000 $239,000 1.29
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in South Dakota

4. Montana

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
614 $156,721 $99,000 $247,000 1.11
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in Montana

5. Minnesota

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,622 $175,694 $119,000 $258,000 0.69
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in Minnesota

6. Nebraska

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,226 $146,754 $93,000 $231,000 1.33
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in Nebraska

7. Wisconsin

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,932 $148,790 $94,000 $233,000 1.23
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in Wisconsin

8. Colorado

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,263 $163,150 $107,000 $247,000 0.58
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in Colorado

9. Vermont

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
337 $155,043 $98,000 $243,000 0.84
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in Vermont

10. Utah

Total Driver/Owner Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,089 $153,379 $96,000 $244,000 0.65
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Driver/Owner Operator Jobs in Utah

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Driver/Owner Operator

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed List Of The Best States For A Driver/Owner Operator

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