The average pay for a Fuel Tanker Driver is $19.48 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Hazmat Endorsement and Driver.
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$38,052 - $78,765
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$38K
$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,038
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$15.12 - $24.79
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$15
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$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,052 - $78,765  
   
Bonus
$610 - $4,191  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $17,500  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$34,510 - $73,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.12 - $24.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$21.49 - $35.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$610 - $4,191  
   
Commission
$10,000  
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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$34,510 - $73,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 476

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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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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

National Average: $49,653

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

Hazmat Endorsement
up arrow 14%

Driver
up arrow 11%


hazmat
up arrow 4%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

CDL
up arrow 1%

tanker
0%

National Average
$50,000

Driving
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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