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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 $18.42 per hour. Total cash compensation for Fuel Tanker Drivers runs from $32K to $69K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $25K. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Most Fuel Tanker Drivers report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,894 - $73,427
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,618
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90%

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$14.66 - $23.25
(Median)
$15
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,894 - $73,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$32,313 - $69,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $23.25  
   
Overtime
$17.39 - $32.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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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$32,313 - $69,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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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 least pay with a median salary of $40K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $49K.


Survey takers who work as Fuel Tanker Drivers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Driver/Core Development, hazmat, and Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Safety Compliance and hazmat.

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. Fuel Tanker Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. Fuel Tanker Drivers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $47K.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Driver/Core Development
0%

National Average
$47,000

hazmat
up arrow 6%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 6%

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: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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