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Chart of the Month: The gap between trucking and construction salaries

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While driver salaries have recently risen due to the labor shortage and increased freight rates, trucking companies are still losing out on talent to the construction industry. In a bid to attract more drivers, companies like Amazon have announced additional pay increases for employees. Still, the trucking industry falls behind the construction industry in average salary. To paint a clearer picture, the chart below compares the average salaries of heavy and trailer-truck drivers to those in construction and extraction occupations in the highest paying states for construction workers. 
SOURCES: Bureau of Labor Statistics National Occupational Employment & Wage Estimates (US), Business Insider, Journal of Commerce

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