Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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.

Number of positions

2012: 12,530    2014: 12,990

Annual job postings

New: 230    Replacement: 230
(Total: 460)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Postsecondary non-degree award

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.