Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Men make up the majority of Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $19.66 per hour. Total cash compensation to Fuel Tanker Drivers bottoms out near $35K and approaches $74K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,388 - $79,981
$36K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,796
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$15.17 - $24.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,388 - $79,981  
   
Bonus
$881 - $4,084  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$34,621 - $73,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $24.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.72  
Overtime
$21.41 - $36.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$881 - $4,084  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$34,621 - $73,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 498

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Fuel Tanker Driver


Those at The Kenan Advantage Group can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $43K.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

Pay by Experience for a Fuel Tanker Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Fuel Tanker Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 323 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fuel Tanker Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 208 salaries. An experienced Fuel Tanker Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 224 salaries. A Fuel Tanker Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 109 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,559

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Fuel Tanker Drivers, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Fuel Tanker Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+26 percent), San Antonio (+21 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Salt Lake City (+13 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Phoenix and 9 percent less in Sacramento, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$50,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

tanker
▲16%

Hazmat Endorsement
▲14%

Driver
▲11%


▲3%

Driving
▲1%

Driver/Core Development
▲1%

CDL
▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 21%
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