There are over 2,610 drivers in Alaska. The highest paid truck drivers earn $62,080 ($29.85 hourly). The highest paying areas are Railbelt-Southwest Alaska non-metropolitan area with a Median Annual Salary of $53,270, Anchorage ($53,100), and the Southeast Alaska non-metropolitan area ($50,400).
Pros and Cons of Truck Driving in Alaska
- The top paying state for truckers
- The most dangerous state to drive in. Low visibility and icy roads
Truck Driving Tips for Alaska
- Drive slowly and keep an eye on the road conditions
- Make sure to bundle up and that you have a way to stay warm in your truck
- Don’t drive through winter storms, especially in Alaska
- Many accidents can be prevented by communicating road conditions ahead of you
- Use your CB radio in the winter to communicate with other drivers
Fellow Truck Drivers in Alaska Say:
“Be Careful – bad road conditions”
Donald L – 4 years driving in Alaska
They pay by the hour and not by miles
Cold weather, being in remote locations, and truck snobs.
TIP TO NEW DRIVERS
Be careful, people can be stupid on the road and the road conditions are often bad.