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Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

A sizeable majority of Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.36 per hour. In the world of Fuel Tanker Drivers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $25K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $69K. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. For the most part, Fuel Tanker Drivers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,053 - $73,787
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,701
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$14.64 - $23.15
(Median)
$15
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,053 - $73,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $24,658  
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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$32,297 - $69,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $23.15  
   
Overtime
$17.35 - $32.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $24,658  
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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$32,297 - $69,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353

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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


The Kenan Advantage Group offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $40K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $32K to $49K.


Fuel Tanker Drivers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Driver/Core Development, Safety Compliance, and hazmat can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include hazmat and Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. On average, Fuel Tanker Drivers make $48K following one to two decades on the job. Fuel Tanker Drivers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $46K.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 6%

hazmat
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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