Fuel Tanker Driver Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Fuel Tanker Driver is $18.27 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Fuel Tanker Driver Total Pay (?
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$34,914 - $65,775
(Median)
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66K
MEDIAN: $48,691
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Fuel Tanker Driver Total Pay (?
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$14.44 - $22.93
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,914 - $65,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,963  
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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$32,279 - $61,934  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $22.93  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $30.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,963  
   
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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$32,279 - $61,934  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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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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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
Chicago
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Dallas
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San Antonio
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Houston
0%
National Average
$45,000
Tampa
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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%
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