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Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Average Earnings

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 50627, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average wage for heavy goods vehicle drivers in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021 Q1 and (d) 2021 Q2.

Answered on

21 September 2021

The Office for National Statistics Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) suggests that the median gross hourly pay for large good vehicle drivers in 2019 was £12.02. The provisional data for 2020 suggests that the median gross hourly pay was £11.80.

Evidence including from the industry suggests there has been a significant increase in wages for HGV drivers during Summer 2021.

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