A Fuel Tanker Driver earns an average wage of $19.49 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Hazmat Endorsement and Driver. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$36,771 - $77,467
$37K
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MEDIAN: $54,997
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$15.07 - $24.69
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,771 - $77,467  
   
Bonus
$623 - $4,094  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $17,500  
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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$34,337 - $73,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $24.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$21.45 - $35.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$623 - $4,094  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $17,500  
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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$34,337 - $73,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 485

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,581

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Key Stats for Fuel Tanker Driver

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Hazmat Endorsement
up arrow 14%

Driver
up arrow 11%


Driver/Core Development
up arrow 3%

up arrow 2%

Driving
up arrow 1%

CDL
up arrow 1%

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National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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