Who has the BIGGEST Pay Raise In America?
Raises in pay have been hard to come by the past few years, which is no longer the case for Professional Truck Drivers. As our economy grows and becomes stronger, businesses can return to paying their employees competitive wages, and it looks like professional truck drivers are being rewarded for all of their hard work! The job searching site Glassdoor.com says “truck drivers’ wages grew 7.8% in October, compared to a year ago,” and that it was the biggest jump among 60 common professions.1 This is great news for existing Truck Drivers or anyone interested in entering the porfessional trucking industry! “We have a booming economy, we’re seven years into the expansion and Truck Drivers are the front line,” says Andrew Chamberlain from Glassdoor. The company reports that overall (all jobs) the wage growth was only 2.8%, compared to the 7.8% Truckers received. And it’s not a mystery why: Truck drivers have one of the most important jobs in America by moving most of the country’s goods from state to state! Think about it, without Truck Drivers, we would lose our best form of moving goods and products across America, which means Job Security! Truck Drivers haul everything from building materials and water bottles to food and other vehicles. America’s Truck Drivers deliver’s the goods and are finally reaping the reward of a growing economy.
How Much Money Are We Talking?
Glassdoor estimates that the median pay for Truck Drivers is $54,000!1 This means that half of the country’s Truck Drivers made more than $54,000 and half made less. And there is more than just one way to earn in the Trucking Industry! Many Truck Drivers are paid by the mile rather than the hour. They can earn MORE MONEY by driving longer distances and can even earn bonuses for driving the extra miles in a certain amount of weeks. Truck Drivers can earn MORE MONEY by moving up in a company or changing positions just like in other job fields. For example, the American Trucking Association says that Truckers who work for a private fleet can earn up to $73,000 a year!2 There are many different roles in the Trucking Industry with unique ways to earn you a wide variety in pay, such as
Becoming A Truck Driver
With a 7.8% increase in wages since last year, a career as a Professional Truck Driver just might be the new adventure you’ve been waiting for! If you’re ready for a Truck Driving career, then you’ll need to get your Class A CDL Truck Driver License. There’s no better place to train for a Truck Driving career than Roadmaster Drivers School. Apply online here: Contact a Roadmaster representative to get your Truck Driving career…..on the road! Have questions? Chat now with a Roadmaster Admissions Representative! 1http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/01/news/economy/truck-drivers-wages/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-dom 2http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/09/news/economy/truck-driver-shortage/?iid=EL
*wage information provided by Werner Enterprises