Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Men account for the majority of Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.50 per hour. Cash earnings for Fuel Tanker Drivers — including $3K in bonuses and $24K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $33K to $70K depending on individual performance. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Fuel Tanker Drivers. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,623 - $74,065

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$14.73 - $23.75

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,623 - $74,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,022  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$32,627 - $69,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $23.75  
   
Overtime
$16.87 - $33.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,022  
   
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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$32,627 - $69,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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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 doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $40K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $49K and scope of pay is rather limited.


Fuel Tanker Drivers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in hazmat, Driver/Core Development, Safety Compliance, and CDL are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing CDL and Safety Compliance as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $45K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Fuel Tanker Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
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National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

hazmat
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 6%

CDL
up arrow 21%

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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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