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Fast Facts for Heavy Truck Drivers in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Alexandria, Lake Charles and Houma
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Monroe, New Orleans and Baton Rouge
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport

Salaries for Heavy Truck Drivers in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Shreveport, Lake Charles and New Orleans

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More Louisiana Truck Driving Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Highest Award
Baton Rouge

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Heavy Truck Drivers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. 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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge4410 $43,990
Alexandria580 $39,170
Lafayette2220 $38,400
Lake Charles1100 $40,060
Monroe630 $37,340
New Orleans-Metairie5360 $44,820
Shreveport-Bossier City2050 $40,280
Hammond400 $37,420
Houma-Thibodaux1350 $41,290

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