Study: Midland among top cities in nation for truck drivers
Monday, November 18, 2019
Midland ranks among the top cities in the nation for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, according to a new 384-city study by AdvisorSmith.
The website showed Midland as the No. 4 mid-size city and the ninth-ranked city overall in the study. Midland was one of three Texas cities in the top overall – Odessa (fourth) and Wichita Falls (10th) are the others.
The study analyzed 384 cities based upon heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver salaries, the cost of living and the availability of jobs for truck drivers.
Of the cities in the top 10, Midland ranked third in total jobs -- 4,150, 229 percent more jobs for truck drivers on a per-capita basis compared with the U.S. average -- and seventh in average annual salary --$48,020, which was 5 percent higher than the national average.
The cost-of-living index for Midland was the highest of any city in the top 10.