A sizeable majority of Fuel Truck Drivers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.01 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and experience level. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and roughly one-half receive dental plans. Most Fuel Truck Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,671 - $76,902
$34K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,905
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$13.65 - $23.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,671 - $76,902  
   
Bonus
$550 - $4,898  
Profit Sharing
$875  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$30,716 - $67,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $23.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$18.19 - $32.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$550 - $4,898  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$875  
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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$30,716 - $67,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 419

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Job Description for Fuel Truck Driver

A fuel truck driver is required to safely operate a tank wagon or tractor trailer with hazardous materials. At all times, these drivers must know and follow all required safety regulations, including in inclement weather. The ability to install chains on tires in ice, snow, mud, or rain is mandatory to manage driving in such weather. Fuel truck drivers must possess a working knowledge of different pump, hose, and wrench sizes and methods of operation, as filling and emptying are required on pickup and delivery. Overnight driving is not typically mandatory, but often shifts of 14 or more hours are expected (with at least 11 hours driving included).

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Fuel Truck Driver Tasks

  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.
  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fuel Truck Driver


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Pilot Travel Centers LLC offers the most; Fuel Truck Drivers earn $70K on average there.

Less than half of the top paying company's rate, Ferrellgas offers a median salary of just $34K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Truck Driver

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


For many Fuel Truck Drivers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. For Fuel Truck Drivers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $50K.

Fuel Truck Driver Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fuel Truck Driver?

Fuel Truck Driver in Brunswick:
"Fuel Delivery."
Pros: Working independently, getting to really see all aspects of those living in this area. Being outside, driving thought the countryside.
Cons: Not terribly challenging, repetition, rainy days... Particularly cold rainy days, snow is much better.

Fuel Truck Driver in Braidwood:
"Be ready for after hours calls and deliveries in the winter."
Be mindful of summer tank painting with Hicks. Not a fun part of the job.

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Key Stats for Fuel Truck Driver

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

tanker
up arrow 23%

up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000


Driver/Core Development
up arrow 9%

Hazardous Materials
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

CDL
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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