TRUCKERS' * USA: Biggest pay raises
* California - Truckers are hitting the pedal on their paychecks
--- Truck drivers' wages grew 7.8% in October, compared to a year ago -- the biggest jump among 60 common professions analyzed by Glassdoor.com, a job-search website. It's also far better than the overall wage growth for all jobs of 2.8%... "We have a booming economy, we're seven years into the expansion and truck drivers are the front line," says Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor... Pay for truckers varies by distance and employer. Glassdoor estimates median pay for truckers drivers -- mostly long haul drivers -- is $54,000. The American Trucking Association says that truckers who work for a private fleet can earn up to $73,000 a year... The pay is well ahead of other blue collar positions like machine operators ($36,800), construction workers ($36,600) and maintenance workers ($41,179), according to Glassdoor...
(Photo: There will be a shortage of 48,000 truckers by the end of 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations) -- Sausalito, CAL, USA - CNNMoney, by Patrick Gillespie - November 1, 2016