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What is the average pay for truck drivers?

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The average annual salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is $40,940, as of May 2013 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. This salary equates to an hourly wage of $19.68 per hour.

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Among the top employment sectors, drivers in the grocery and related product wholesale sector had the highest average pay at $44,660 per year, as of May 2013; this salary equates to $21.47 per hour. Drivers in Alaska had the highest average among states at $53,440 per year. North Dakota was second at $47,580. Massachusetts was the third highest-paying state at $47,170. The District of Columbia was fourth at $47,150.

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