Drivers are in huge demand as more people are needed to transport everything from goods and food to packages and people. If you like exploring new places and meeting people, you could do far worse than a career behind the wheel.
The national demand for professional drivers increases every year, and many roles come with attractive salaries. While compensation and flexibility vary across companies and states, we’ve rounded up 2021’s highest paying driving jobs to help you as you consider your next career move.
1. Ice Road Trucking
Ice road trucking is one of the riskier jobs on this list, as drivers must contend with treacherous conditions and in many cases, extremely heavy or oversized loads. As well as being excellent drivers, ice road truckers often require advanced vehicle repairs skills. This is because their work often takes them to remote locations where they cannot get recovery assistance in the event of a breakdown.
Ice road truckers typically only work for a few months each year, though they can usually take home around $40,000 in this time.
- Requires exceptional driving skills
- Seasonal work
- Extremely dangerous
- Most jobs require 5+ years driving experience and a Class A CDL