From Home Furnishing Business
Fast Fact: Truck Driver Wage Growth Up 19% from 2012 to 2018
The steady increase of furniture and home furnishings sales over the last 10 years has been slower to hit employees working in the stores, but in recent years many occupations have finally started to see an upturn in wage growth, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March 2019 release of “Occupational Employment Statistics.”
Among transportation and delivery occupations in furniture and home furnishings stores, installation, maintenance, and repair workers are among the highest paid non-managerial positions, earning a median hourly wage of $17.83 in furniture stores and $18.59 in home furnishings stores.
Although light truck or delivery services and drivers earn considerably less at $13.10 and $15.47 respectively, their wages have increased by 17.5 percent and 21 percent since 2012.
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