Male Fuel Tanker Drivers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.48 per hour in the United States. Total cash compensation to Fuel Tanker Drivers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $73K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and tenure. The majority of Fuel Tanker Drivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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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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

  • 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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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, The Kenan Advantage Group offers the most; Fuel Tanker Drivers earn $44K on average there.

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 $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. Fuel Tanker Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Fuel Tanker Drivers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $54K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,653

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For Fuel Tanker Drivers, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Fuel Tanker Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+21 percent), San Antonio (+19 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Jacksonville, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (11 percent lower) and Atlanta (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

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

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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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