Truck Driving Career Outlook

Percent Employed



Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field*

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$12,000 - $145,069

Range of Yearly Salary*




*The above information is based on graduates’ responses from the following technical colleges within the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) for 30-458-1 Truck Driving and does not include WITC graduates: Chippewa Valley Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Waukesha County Technical College.


Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Company Driver/Owner Operator

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo—exceeding 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Driver Manager

  • Driver Mentor

  • Local/Regional/Long Distance Driver

  • Recruiting Specialist

  • Dispatch Driver

  • Over-the-Road Truck Driver

  • Straight Truck Driver (dump, cement, delivery)

Hear From Graduates

“I want to say on my behalf that Janine Running is the best instructor at WITC. She has the knowledge and patience to work with students to achieve their goals. For me, to take the program was one of the best choices I made.”

Jerry Wendt

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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