Fuel Tanker Driver Salary (United States)

Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $18.45 per hour. Compensation starts at $14.51 per hour and can reach $22.64. Residency and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Fuel Tanker Drivers is high. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Fuel Tanker Driver Salary (?
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$35,015 - $67,934
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,090
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Fuel Tanker Driver Salary (?
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$14.51 - $22.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,015 - $67,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,949  
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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$32,227 - $63,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $31.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,949  
   
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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$32,227 - $63,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $44K to $48K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $48K. Unfortunately, Fuel Tanker Drivers with considerable experience—two decades in the field—see paychecks plunge to $45K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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San Antonio
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Houston
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National Average
$45,000
Sacramento
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Tampa
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Fuel Tanker Drivers in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston—the highest-paid cities for Fuel Tanker Drivers in Texas and the United States—enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tampa.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$45,000
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%
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