Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $18.49 per hour. Total cash compensation for Fuel Tanker Drivers runs from $32K to $70K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $24K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Although close to a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Fuel Tanker Drivers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,380 - $74,515
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,273
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90%

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$14.70 - $23.56
(Median)
$15
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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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$32,442 - $69,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $23.56  
   
Overtime
$17.43 - $32.90  
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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$32,442 - $69,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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 lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $40K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $32K to $49K.


Survey takers who work as Fuel Tanker Drivers usually report a few specific skills. 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. Fuel Tanker Drivers bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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
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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
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
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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