Male Fuel Tanker Drivers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.49 per hour in the United States. In the world of Fuel Tanker Drivers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $18K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $73K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Fuel Tanker Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,771 - $77,467
$37K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,997
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$15.07 - $24.69
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MEDIAN: $19.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,771 - $77,467  
   
Bonus
$623 - $4,094  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $17,500  
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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$34,337 - $73,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $24.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$21.45 - $35.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$623 - $4,094  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $17,500  
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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$34,337 - $73,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 485

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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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For Fuel Tanker Drivers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Kenan Advantage Group; in fact, median earnings sit around $43K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Fuel Tanker Drivers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $53K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,581

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

For Fuel Tanker Drivers, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Fuel Tanker Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+25 percent), San Antonio (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Charlotte, 17 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charleston and Atlanta (17 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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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 88 votes.
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Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Hazmat Endorsement
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Driver
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Driver/Core Development
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Driving
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CDL
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National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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