Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Men make up the majority of Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $18.87 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Fuel Tanker Drivers can bottom out near $33K or peak near $71K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$36,292 - $77,204
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,457
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$14.80 - $24.26
(Median)
$15
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,292 - $77,204  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,838  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $10,304  
Commission
$14,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,019 - $71,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $24.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$17.90 - $33.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,838  
   
Commission
$14,000  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $10,304  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,019 - $71,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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Job Description for Fuel Tanker Driver

Fuel tanker drivers work on the road, transporting fuel from the designated pick-up point to the customers' locations. A driver may work for a single company or as an independent contractor working directly with customers. Fuel tanker drivers must be able to load and unload fuel tankers, follow strict safety guidelines, properly label materials, and keep track of other paperwork and records. Experience with valves, pumps, wrenches, and other tools needed to load and unload the tanker are essential, and drivers must have strong driving skills to handle a variety of weather and light conditions.

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Fuel Tanker Driver Tasks

  • Clean any spills and inspect tanker to reduce chances of accidents.
  • Unload and measure amount delivered at each location, and ensure proper safety precautions are taken.
  • Maintain truck, including hoses, spouts, tires, and engine.
  • Following dispatcher instructions, and safely and efficiently deliver goods from one location to another.
  • Maintain industry qualifications.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fuel Tanker Driver


Florida Rock and Tank Lines leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $51K.


Fuel Tanker Drivers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Driver command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. CDL and Safety Compliance as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. Fuel Tanker Drivers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $49K.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Driver
up arrow 25%

National Average
$48,000

Driver/Core Development
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hazmat
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Safety Compliance
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CDL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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