Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $18.87 per hour nationwide. In the world of Fuel Tanker Drivers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $33K and $71K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. For the most part, Fuel Tanker Drivers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,292 - $77,204
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,457
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$14.80 - $24.26
(Median)
$15
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,292 - $77,204  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,838  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $10,304  
Commission
$14,000  
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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$33,019 - $71,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $24.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$17.90 - $33.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,838  
   
Commission
$14,000  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $10,304  
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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$33,019 - $71,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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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


Florida Rock and Tank Lines leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $51K.


Survey results suggest that Fuel Tanker Drivers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know Driver command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. CDL and Safety Compliance, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

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 $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. On average, Fuel Tanker Drivers make $48K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $49K.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Driver
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National Average
$48,000

Driver/Core Development
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hazmat
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Safety Compliance
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CDL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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