TIP: Walmart Hiring Truckers at $90,000 a Year

Austin Bob

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Just saw this story on CNBC. Walmart is hiring truckers for, actually $87,500. Sorry - I know that doesn't bode well, you just lost two and a half thousand dollars between the headline and the story!!

But, here's the thing. They're hiring 900 new drivers on top of the 1,400 they hired last year. Seems they just can't get enough. But Walmart isn't where you will probably find your opportunity. You'll probably find it at one of the other trucking firms (that pays a lot less) because their drivers are the ones Walmart will be hiring.

The American Trucking Association estimates there are 48,000 driving jobs that are going unfilled right now. That's thanks to the booming economy and low umemployment. The median annual wage for most truck drivers is $44,500. That means Walmart is offering almost double what they're making. So they will definitely be the first to jump on those jobs. They already have the licenses and the experience so they can get those jobs in a snap. But guess what... after they take those jobs, the trucking companies they just left are going to need to fill those jobs and that's where you or I could step in.

It may not sound great, maybe you don't relish the thought of traveling back and forth across the country and long lonely thousands of miles of empty highway boring you to death. Or maybe the thought of sleeping at a truck stop sounds even less pleasant than sleeping in a prison! But the cool thing is - not all truck driving jobs are long distance. A lot of them are regional and even local.

The bottom line is - if you're sick of $10 an hour pay (and even less), $40,000 a year ain't bad.
 

Austin Bob

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Alright, nothing's a picnic. So can we just agree that if nothing's a picnic we may as well work for the highest paying non-picnic?