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Best States For A Truck Driver

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

We have the full list of best states for Truck Drivers that you can check out, before you begin your journey.

This way, if you are newly entering the job market, or you are looking to change jobs, you know which places are the best for Truck Driver jobs.

To do that, we looked at the most recent data we have available for the following criteria -- average annual wages, and availability of jobs for Truck Drivers.

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The 10 Best States In America For Truck Drivers in 2020

  1. Wyoming
  2. Kentucky
  3. Illinois
  4. Utah
  5. Missouri
  6. Kansas
  7. Oregon
  8. Indiana
  9. Nebraska
  10. Nevada
  • (460 jobs)
  • (4,161 jobs)
  • (14,167 jobs)
  • (1,298 jobs)
  • (7,629 jobs)
  • (3,433 jobs)
  • (2,829 jobs)
  • (5,522 jobs)
  • (1,259 jobs)
  • (629 jobs)

We used our most recent data to determine the states that are best for Truck Driver positions.

In order to rank the states, we needed to figure out not just where the jobs are located, but we also needed to establish how much these jobs paid.

We also have the current list of job openings for Truck Drivers available below.

Check out the ranking of the best states for Truck Drivers below.

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

The 10 Best States For Truck Drivers In 2020

1. Wyoming

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
460 $70,272 $37,000 $133,000 1.42
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Wyoming

2. Kentucky

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,161 $57,407 $27,000 $117,000 2.11
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Kentucky

3. Illinois

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
14,167 $59,810 $29,000 $120,000 1.57
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Illinois

4. Utah

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,298 $62,462 $32,000 $121,000 0.7
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Utah

5. Missouri

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,629 $57,366 $27,000 $117,000 2.13
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Missouri

6. Kansas

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,433 $55,627 $26,000 $117,000 2
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Kansas

7. Oregon

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,829 $64,751 $37,000 $111,000 1.18
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Oregon

8. Indiana

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,522 $56,782 $27,000 $115,000 1.5
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Indiana

9. Nebraska

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,259 $57,424 $29,000 $112,000 1.22
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Nebraska

10. Nevada

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
629 $62,058 $32,000 $117,000 0.47
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
Truck Driver Jobs in Nevada

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Truck Driver

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Detailed List Of The Best States For A Truck Driver

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