Average Truck Driver Salary in each State Ranked

How much do truckers get paid in the U.S.? You’ll get many different answers depending on who you ask and where you live. The median annual salary for heavy and tractor-trailer driver was $39,520 in 2014, but the wages depend heavily on the state. In what states do truck drivers earn the most money?

Average Annual Trucker Salary by State

  1. Alaska: $54,070
  2. North Dakota: $50,810
  3. Wyoming: $48,480
  4. Massachusetts: $47,970
  5. New Jersey: $47,120
  6. Nevada: $46,900
  7. New York: $ 46,610
  8. Connecticut: $46,410
  9. Illinois: $45,550
  10. Colorado: $44,600
  11. Washington: $44,070
  12. Montana: $44,070
  13. Utah: $43,990
  14. Hawaii: $43,570
  15. California: $43,380
  16. Pennsylvania: $43,260
  17. Minnesota: $42,960
  18. Delaware: $42,680
  19. Maryland: $42,390
  20. Indiana: $42,360
  21. Nebraska: $42,180
  22. Vermont: $42,040
  23. Ohio: $41,870
  24. Texas: $41,640
  25. Wisconsin: $41,480
  26. Iowa: $41,450
  27. Kansas: $41,410
  28. Rhode Island: $41,130
  29. Tennessee: $41,080
  30. Missouri: $40,860
  31. New Mexico: $40,810
  32. Alabama: $40,730
  33. New Hampshire: $40,620
  34. Arizona: $40,580
  35. Georgia: $40,560
  36. South Carolina: $40,380
  37. Oregon: $40,230
  38. Kentucky: $40,220
  39. Oklahoma: $40,150
  40. Michigan: $39,840
  41. Virginia: $39,470
  42. South Dakota: $38,900
  43. Louisiana: $38,850
  44. Mississippi: $38,790
  45. North Carolina: $38,620
  46. Maine: $37,720
  47. West Virginia: $37,430
  48. Idaho: $37,250
  49. Florida: $36,700
  50. Arkansas: $36,350