What Are the Highest Paying Driver Jobs?


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Ice road truckers are the highest paid truck drivers in the industry. Hazmat drivers and oversized load drivers also make a lot of money.

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Generally, the more skill a driver has, the more he or shemakes. Truck drivers not only need driving skill, but also must have basic truck repair skills.

Many drivers, such as dump truck drivers for coal mines and oversize load drivers, require special skills. For example, oversize load drivers must have the skill to keep the truck straight and to be able to maneuver a truck into oncoming traffic.

Mississippi pays its truck drivers an average of $68,000 per year, more than any other state. Wyoming pays around $61,000, while New York pays around $60,000 per year.

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