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Working as a Lumber Driver

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a lumber driver. For example, did you know that they make an average of $12.41 an hour? That's $25,811 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -14% and produce -7,400 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Lumber Driver Do

There are certain skills that many lumber drivers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, detail oriented and physical strength.

How To Become a Lumber Driver

If you're interested in becoming a lumber driver, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 5.9% of lumber drivers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.0% of lumber drivers have master's degrees. Even though some lumber drivers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a lumber driver. When we researched the most common majors for a lumber driver, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on lumber driver resumes include license degrees or associate degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a lumber driver. In fact, many lumber driver jobs require experience in a role such as over the road driver. Meanwhile, many lumber drivers also have previous career experience in roles such as driver or truck driver.

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Average Salary$25,811
Job Growth Rate-14%

Lumber Driver Career Paths

Top Careers Before Lumber Driver

Driver
11.8 %

Top Careers After Lumber Driver

Driver
29.2 %

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Average Salary for a Lumber Driver

Lumber Drivers in America make an average salary of $25,811 per year or $12 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $36,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $18,000 per year.
Average Salary
$25,811

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Lumber Driver
Lumber Driver
Builders Firstsource
Builders Firstsource
03/10/2020
03/10/2020
$48,00103/10/2020
$48,001

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Lumber Driver Demographics

Gender

male

90.9 %

unknown

6.1 %

female

3.0 %

Ethnicity

White

84.6 %

Black or African American

5.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

4.8 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

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Lumber Driver Education

Majors

Business
12.5 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

52.9 %

Diploma

17.6 %

License

11.8 %
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Top Lumber Driver Employers

1. 84 Lumber
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$21,130
Lumber Drivers Hired: 
3+
2. The Home Depot
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$32,683
Lumber Drivers Hired: 
2+
3. ProBuild
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$42,407
Lumber Drivers Hired: 
2+
4. Hanson Professional Svc Inc
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$26,085
Lumber Drivers Hired: 
1+
5. Eagle Rock
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$25,600
Lumber Drivers Hired: 
1+
6. Lowe's
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$32,456
Lumber Drivers Hired: 
1+
Updated October 2, 2020