Fuel Tanker Driver Salary

Men account for the majority of Fuel Tanker Drivers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.35 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the company and experience level. Job satisfaction for Fuel Tanker Drivers is high. Some workers in this field — roughly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,407 - $73,185
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,216
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90%

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$14.61 - $23.04
(Median)
$15
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,407 - $73,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
Profit Sharing
$875 - $3,101  
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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$32,003 - $68,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $23.04  
   
Overtime
$17.14 - $32.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$875 - $3,101  
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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$32,003 - $68,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Fuel Tanker Driver


Fuel Tanker Drivers will find the worst pay at The Kenan Advantage Group, where the median salary crawls in at $40K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $49K, leaving little room for growth.


Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median 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 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Fuel Tanker Drivers report making only $46K on average.

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%