Fuel Tanker Driver Salary
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.Read More...
Depending on the company, fuel tanker drivers may be full time, part time, or on call. Shifts may be during day or evening hours; for local transporting jobs, many deliveries must be completed within a single day.
Fuel tanker drivers are required to have a Class A commercial driver’s license, as well as an endorsement of proper hazmat and tanker training. In general, fuel tanker drivers are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. They must be over the age of 18 for in-state work and 21 if driving in multiple states. Many fuel tanker driving jobs require at least one year of experience with driving tractor-trailer-tankers.
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
Heading up the field in terms of compensation, The Kenan Advantage Group offers the most; Fuel Tanker Drivers earn $44K on average there.
Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. Fuel Tanker Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Fuel Tanker Drivers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $54K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Fuel Tanker Drivers, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Fuel Tanker Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+21 percent), San Antonio (+19 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Jacksonville, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (11 percent lower) and Atlanta (9 percent lower).