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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

in Massachusetts

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

Occupation Projection for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
533032  Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 23,284 24,630 1,346 5.78 % 1,016 1,505 135 2,656 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Truck Transportation    7,360  32 % 7,610  31 % 250  3 % $50,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    3,360  14 % 3,850  16 % 490  14 % $49,790
Waste Management and Remediation Service    2,610  11 % 3,070  12 % 460  18 % $50,140
Construction    2,390  10 % 2,660  11 % 270  11 % $55,270
Specialty Trade Contractors    1,480  6 % 1,670  7 % 190  13 % $51,760
Nonstore Retailers    1,290  6 % 1,170  5 % -120  -9 % $51,880
Support Activities for Transportation    1,200  5 % 1,340  5 % 140  11 % $44,060
Administrative and Support Services    760  3 % 780  3 % 20  3 % $48,570
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    740  3 % 800  3 % 60  8 % $63,170
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing    500  2 % 530  2 % 30  6 % $45,870
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    450  2 % 490  2 % 40  8 % $49,950
Food Manufacturing    440  2 % 480  2 % 40  10 % $52,350
Other Services (except Government)    420  2 % 470  2 % 50  11 % $45,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises    200  1 % 210  1 % 10  8 % $43,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises    200  1 % 210  1 % 10  8 % $43,490
Construction of Buildings    170  1 % 200  1 % 30  14 % $51,230
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing    160  1 % 180  1 % 20  14 % $48,900
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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