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Fuel Tanker Driver Salary (United States)

Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $18.45 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Fuel Tanker Drivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Fuel Tanker Driver Salary (?
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$35,015 - $67,934
(Median)
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68K
MEDIAN: $49,090
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Fuel Tanker Driver Salary (?
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$14.51 - $22.64
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,015 - $67,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,949  
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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$32,227 - $63,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $31.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,949  
   
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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$32,227 - $63,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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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.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. Fuel Tanker Drivers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $45K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly a seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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San Antonio
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Houston
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National Average
$45,000
Sacramento
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Tampa
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Fuel Tanker Drivers, above-average compensation can be found in the big state of Texas — Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston are known as the cities with the best salaries for Fuel Tanker Drivers. The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tampa.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Experienced
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$45,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%