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Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Fuel Tanker Drivers earn an average of $18.38 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$35,226 - $71,704
(Median)
35K
42K
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72K
MEDIAN: $50,202
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$14.54 - $22.81
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,226 - $71,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
Profit Sharing
$835 - $1,730  
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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$32,328 - $66,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $22.81  
   
Overtime
$16.87 - $31.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$835 - $1,730  
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).
)
$32,328 - $66,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
United States (change)

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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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 $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. Fuel Tanker Drivers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $44K.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%