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Fast Facts for Heavy Truck Drivers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Redding, Stockton and Hanford
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Ana
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, Oakland and Santa Ana

Salaries for Heavy Truck Drivers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, Merced and Riverside

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  • Degree - Construction Management
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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  • Automotive Technician (11-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer
  • Designated as a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers several aviation maintenance programs, including engineering, electronics, helicopter, and avionics technology.
  • Tutoring and advising services are available to students at no additional cost.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 11 campuses across the United States, with locations in California, Virginia, Texas, Indianapolis, Florida, and more.
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  • HVAC Technician
  • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
  • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.
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  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
  • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

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Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Heavy Truck Drivers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Heavy Truck Drivers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Heavy Truck Drivers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 4820 $41,050
Chico 420 $37,790
El Centro 960 $36,750
Fresno 4770 $42,850
Hanford 560 $31,610
Corcoran 560 $31,610
Sacramento 7160 $41,820
Roseville 7160 $41,820
Arden 7160 $41,820
Arcade 7160 $41,820
Salinas 2010 $40,030
Los Angeles 37240 $43,310
Long Beach 37240 $43,310
Anaheim 37240 $43,310
Madera 460 $35,710
Merced 1080 $38,690
Modesto 3170 $36,750
Napa 500 $43,680
Oxnard 1780 $42,790
Thousand Oaks 1780 $42,790
Ventura 1780 $42,790
Redding 610 $41,850
Riverside 25730 $46,820
San Bernardino 25730 $46,820
Ontario 25730 $46,820
San Diego 6770 $40,500
Carlsbad 6770 $40,500
Santa Rosa 1560 $50,520
Stockton 6020 $38,220
Lodi 6020 $38,220
San Francisco 10830 $46,610
Oakland 10830 $46,610
Hayward 10830 $46,610
Vallejo 1370 $45,420
Fairfield 1370 $45,420
Visalia 1930 $43,900
Porterville 1930 $43,900
San Jose 4470 $42,760
Sunnyvale 4470 $42,760
Santa Clara 4470 $42,760
Yuba City 680 $43,550
San Luis Obispo 520 $48,460
Paso Robles 520 $48,460
Arroyo Grande 520 $48,460
Santa Cruz 310 $42,710
Watsonville 310 $42,710
Santa Maria 1100 $44,000
Santa Barbara 1100 $44,000

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