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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
533032  Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 24,854 25,930 1,076 4.33 % 531 108 423 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Truck Transportation    7,500  30 % 8,000  31 % 500  7 % $49,190
Wholesale Trade    5,140  21 % 5,420  21 % 280  5 % $50,860
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    3,110  13 % 3,300  13 % 190  6 % $53,150
Construction    2,130  9 % 2,180  8 % 50  3 % $54,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    1,730  7 % 1,860  7 % 130  8 % $49,830
Specialty Trade Contractors    1,520  6 % 1,570  6 % 50  3 % $50,380
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    1,460  6 % 1,510  6 % 50  3 % $46,490
Nonstore Retailers    1,130  5 % 900  3 % -230  -20 % $50,620
Support Activities for Transportation    790  3 % 910  3 % 120  15 % $38,980
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing    670  3 % 700  3 % 30  4 % $44,210
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    560  2 % 600  2 % 40  7 % $45,330
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    290  1 % 310  1 % 20  9 % $48,560
Other Services (except Government)    190  1 % 200  1 % 10  7 % $42,750
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing    150  1 % 160  1 % 10  3 % $46,180
Warehousing and Storage    150  1 % 190  1 % 40  24 % $63,930
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