Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $18.51 per hour. In the world of Fuel Tanker Drivers, overall income ranges from $32K near the bottom to $70K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $24K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and experience level. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,380 - $74,515
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,496
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$14.71 - $23.66
(Median)
$15
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,380 - $74,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,043  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $24,240  
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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$32,490 - $69,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $23.66  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $32.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $24,240  
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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$32,490 - $69,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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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


Employees at The Kenan Advantage Group take home the smallest paychecks, and $40K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $32K and quickly nearing the top at only $49K.


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

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. For Fuel Tanker Drivers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

hazmat
0%

National Average
$47,000

Driver/Core Development
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Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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