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What is a Motor Vehicle Operator?

Occupation Description All motor vehicle operators not listed separately.

Other Motor Vehicle Operator Job Titles

  • Leaf Sucker Operator
  • Power Sweeper Operator
  • Street Sweeper Operator
  • Car Driver
  • Street Cleaning Equipment Operator

Motor Vehicle Operator Job Outlook

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 56,200 jobs in the United States for Motor Vehicle Operator. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,800 new jobs for Motor Vehicle Operator by 2026. There will be an estimated 10,700 positions for Motor Vehicle Operator per year.


The states with the most job growth for Motor Vehicle Operator are Florida, Washington, and Georgia. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Kansas, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Motor Vehicle Operator Average Salary

The average yearly salary of a Motor Vehicle Operator ranges between $19,410 and $58,110.


Motor Vehicle Operators who work in Alaska, District of Columbia, or Kentucky, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Motor Vehicle Operators in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $37,990
Alaska $60,020
Arizona $42,200
Arkansas $29,820
Colorado $29,340
Connecticut $32,010
Delaware $40,940
District of Columbia $52,490
Florida $32,760
Georgia $37,870
Idaho $32,750
Illinois $39,710
Indiana $29,810
Iowa $31,600
Kansas $25,330
Kentucky $46,010
Louisiana $36,520
Maine $30,000
Maryland $42,160
Massachusetts $42,040
Michigan $28,450
Minnesota $39,230
Mississippi $36,590
Missouri $32,690
Montana $31,860
Nebraska $34,310
Nevada $30,110
New Hampshire $39,720
New Jersey $39,050
New Mexico $41,450
New York $33,760
North Carolina $27,860
North Dakota $36,960
Ohio $27,670
Oklahoma $45,590
Oregon $32,010
Pennsylvania $33,110
Rhode Island $33,520
South Carolina $42,230
South Dakota $39,380
Tennessee $31,120
Texas $35,260
Utah $38,490
Vermont $39,550
Virginia $36,870
Washington $35,460
West Virginia $41,930
Wisconsin $38,160
Wyoming $40,180

Where do Motor Vehicle Operators Work?


Motor Vehicle Operators work in the following industries:



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