Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

The average pay for a Fuel Tanker Driver is $18.51 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$36,380 - $74,515
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,496
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$14.71 - $23.66
(Median)
$15
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,380 - $74,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,043  
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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$32,490 - $69,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $23.66  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $32.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,043  
   
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).
)
$32,490 - $69,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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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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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

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National Average
$47,000

Driver/Core Development
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Safety Compliance
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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
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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