Fuel Truck Driver Statistics in the US

The average employee age for fuel truck drivers is 47 years. The fuel truck driver workforce reached a whopping 532,895 in 2020!

Among fuel truck drivers, we discovered that 6.2% of them are women, while 91.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among fuel truck drivers is White, which makes up 62.5% of all fuel truck drivers. Comparatively, there are 20.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Fuel truck drivers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, fuel truck drivers are more likely to find a job in the transportation industry.

From where do we know all information about fuel truck driver demographics? We analyzed 2,189 fuel truck 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.

Fuel Truck Driver Diversity

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

Fuel Truck Driver Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among fuel truck drivers is White, which makes up 62.5% of all fuel truck drivers. Comparatively, there are 20.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 62.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 20.1%
  • Black or African American, 11.5%
  • Asian, 3.0%
  • Unknown, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Fuel Truck Drivers

The chart below shows that 46.9% of fuel truck drivers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.4% and German is the third-most popular at 6.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 46.9%
  • French, 9.4%
  • German, 6.3%
  • Italian, 6.3%
  • Portuguese, 3.1%
  • Other, 28.0%

Most Common Degree for Fuel Truck Driver

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for fuel truck drivers. The most common degree for fuel truck drivers is high school diploma. In fact, 50% of fuel truck drivers earn that degree. A close second is diploma with 12% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.

Job Title
  • Certificate degree, 41%
  • High School Diploma degree, 28%
  • Associate degree, 11%
  • Bachelors degree, 9%
  • Other Degrees, 11%

Fuel Truck 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 fuel truck drivers.

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

Fuel Truck Driver Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the fuel truck driver position over time.

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

Fuel Truck 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 fuel truck drivers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of fuel truck drivers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Fuel Truck Driver

By looking over 2,189 fuel truck drivers resumes, we figured out that the average fuel truck driver enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Fuel Truck Driver Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of fuel truck driver employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of fuel truck 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 Fuel Truck 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%
Fuel Truck Driver92%6%
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
Fuel Truck Driver
School Bus Aide
School Bus Attendant
Bus Matron
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Fuel Truck 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 fuel truck drivers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Loader Operator6.56%
Fuel Truck Driver6.99%
School Bus Driver7.91%
Aircraft Cleaner8.06%
Ship Dock8.85%
Transportation Management Coordinator12.00%
Street Cleaning Equipment Operator13.50%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Fuel Truck Driver?

male-income
Male Income
$78,917
female-income
Female Income
$73,432

Fuel Truck 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
$82,105
$79,984
$77,863
$75,742
$73,621
$71,499
$69,378
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Fuel Truck 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$73,250
Bachelor's Degree$78,551
Some College/ Associate Degree$79,241
High School Diploma or Less$79,984

Fuel Truck 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
$84,790
$82,387
$79,984
$77,581
$75,178
$72,774
$70,371
$67,968
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Fuel Truck Driver Heatmaps

Where Are Fuel Truck Drivers Located?

By looking through more than 2,189 resumes, we found that the most popular places for fuel truck drivers are TX, Houston and TX, Midland.

Number of Fuel Truck Drivers

Where Are Fuel Truck Drivers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Fuel Truck Driver Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire fuel truck 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 Fuel Truck Driver Work In

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

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Government

Private

Public

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ fuel truck drivers. Those industries include transportation, construction and energy.

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Transportation

Construction

Energy

Retail

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Fuel Truck Driver Jobs