Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services


Drive a truck or van with a capacity of under 26,000 GVW, primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages within a specified area. May require use of automatic routing or location software. May load and unload truck. Exclude 'Couriers and Messengers' (43-5021).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Trucking & Courier Services, Ex. Air
  2. Air Transportation, Scheduled
  3. Groceries And Related Products
  4. Lumber And Other Building Materials
  5. Auto And Home Supply Stores

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 17,730 12.63 7.71 15.09 26,280 16,040 31,400
Joplin MSA 460 11.34 6.75 13.64 23,600 14,030 28,380
Columbia MSA 930 12.07 6.65 14.79 25,110 13,820 30,760
St Joseph MSA 390 13.71 7.79 16.68 28,520 16,200 34,680
Springfield MSA 1,120 12.70 7.65 15.22 26,410 15,920 31,650
St Louis MSA 9,610 13.42 8.18 16.04 27,920 17,020 33,360
Kansas City* 2,750 12.30 8.67 14.12 25,585 18,035 29,359
Central Region* 2,090 11.88 7.01 14.32 24,714 14,588 29,777
Northeast Region* 300 11.17 6.29 13.61 23,239 13,078 28,319
Northwest Region* 620 13.53 7.44 16.58 28,150 15,483 34,483
Ozark Region* 1,340 12.36 7.66 14.71 25,705 15,928 30,593
South Central Region* 520 12.65 7.24 15.35 26,306 15,056 31,931
Southeast Region* 690 11.22 6.33 13.67 23,338 13,158 28,428
Southwest Region* 580 11.08 6.90 13.17 23,046 14,347 27,396
St. Charles* 350 11.03 6.75 13.17 22,938 14,046 27,385
St. Louis City* 1,940 15.56 9.96 18.36 32,358 20,712 38,181
St. Louis County* 4,890 12.42 8.10 14.58 25,840 16,853 30,333
West Central Region* 740 11.65 6.72 14.11 24,227 13,967 29,356
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 470 14.31 7.92 17.51 29,774 16,482 36,420

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 20,100 22,160 2,060 10.25 483 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 7,810 8,610 800 10.24 187 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 11,270 12,300 1,030 9.14 259 Outstanding
Central Region* 1,740 1,960 220 12.64 46 Great
Northeast Region* 540 600 60 11.11 12 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 670 740 70 10.45 9 Great
Ozark Region* 1,740 2,050 310 17.82 55 Outstanding
South Central Region* 460 520 60 13.04 13 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 950 1,060 110 11.58 24 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 990 1,040 50 5.05 19 Great
West Central Region* 690 700 10 1.45 10 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training
or training in one of the following
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation