Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Fuel Tanker Drivers earn an average of $19.59 per hour. Total incomes of Fuel Tanker Drivers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $25K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $35K and $73K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Work is enjoyable for Fuel Tanker Drivers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,207 - $77,959
$37K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,819
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$15.10 - $24.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,207 - $77,959  
   
Bonus
$792 - $4,102  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $24,832  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$34,535 - $73,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $24.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$21.25 - $35.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$792 - $4,102  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $24,832  
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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$34,535 - $73,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 462

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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

  • Following dispatcher instructions, and safely and efficiently deliver goods from one location to another.
  • Maintain industry qualifications.
  • Maintain truck, including hoses, spouts, tires, and engine.
  • 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.

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Fuel Tanker Drivers flock to The Kenan Advantage Group for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $43K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

Pay by Experience for a Fuel Tanker Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Fuel Tanker Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 323 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fuel Tanker Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 208 salaries. An experienced Fuel Tanker Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 224 salaries. A Fuel Tanker Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 109 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,702

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Fuel Tanker Drivers will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Fuel Tanker Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+25 percent), San Antonio (+21 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Salt Lake City (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (11 percent less) and Sacramento (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Fuel Tanker Driver

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$50,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

tanker
▲16%

Hazmat Endorsement
▲13%

Driver
▲11%


▲3%

Driving
▲1%

Driver/Core Development
▼0%

CDL
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 20%
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