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Best states for a Truck Driver

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Truck Driver opportunites vary in different parts of the country.

In order to help you determine the best states for Truck Drivers, we ranked all fifty states from best to worst for Truck Drivers.

Turns out, the median salary for the highest 10% of Truck Drivers in America is $89,000.

In order to get you the best states for Truck Drivers, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

Nebraska is the best state, and Gretna is the city with the highest pay for Truck Drivers.

The 10 Best States in America For Truck Drivers in 2019

  1. Nebraska
  2. New Mexico
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Wyoming
  5. Iowa
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Indiana
  8. Kansas
  9. Alaska
  10. Missouri
  • (1,259 jobs)
  • (1,314 jobs)
  • (14,448 jobs)
  • (460 jobs)
  • (4,856 jobs)
  • (2,956 jobs)
  • (5,522 jobs)
  • (3,433 jobs)
  • (117 jobs)
  • (7,629 jobs)

We found that Nebraska is the best state for Truck Drivers, and Alaska is also high in terms of median salary.

Our calculations are based on higher annual income for Truck Driver jobs, and having plenty of job openings as well.

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 2019

1. Nebraska

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,259 $91,000 $71,000 $115,000 1.22
Truck Driver Jobs in Nebraska

2. New Mexico

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,314 $80,000 $61,000 $103,000 1.18
Truck Driver Jobs in New Mexico

3. Pennsylvania

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
14,448 $73,000 $57,000 $91,000 1.74
Truck Driver Jobs in Pennsylvania

4. Wyoming

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
460 $72,727 $52,000 $100,000 1.42
Truck Driver Jobs in Wyoming

5. Iowa

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,856 $70,000 $56,000 $86,000 2.04
Truck Driver Jobs in Iowa

6. Oklahoma

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,956 $70,000 $56,000 $87,000 1.81
Truck Driver Jobs in Oklahoma

7. Indiana

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,522 $70,000 $53,000 $91,000 1.5
Truck Driver Jobs in Indiana

8. Kansas

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,433 $70,000 $48,000 $101,000 2
Truck Driver Jobs in Kansas

9. Alaska

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
117 $84,608 $61,000 $116,000 0.34
Truck Driver Jobs in Alaska

10. Missouri

Total Truck Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,629 $70,000 $54,000 $89,000 2.13
Truck Driver Jobs in Missouri

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Truck Driver

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Truck Driver

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