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Fuel Truck Driver Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Fuel Truck Drivers in the United States, bringing in about $17.08 per hour. Final cash compensation to Fuel Truck Drivers varies from around $29K to approximately $62K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $3K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by experience level and the specific company. Most Fuel Truck Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Fuel Truck Driver Salary (?
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$30,546 - $70,991
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,729
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Fuel Truck Driver Salary (?
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$12.86 - $22.10
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,546 - $70,991  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,961  
Profit Sharing
$39.15 - $2,576  
Commission
$1,150 - $18,100  
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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$29,424 - $61,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $22.10  
   
Overtime
$18.08 - $31.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,961  
   
Commission
$1,150 - $18,100  
Profit Sharing
$39.15 - $2,576  
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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$29,424 - $61,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 551
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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
  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.
  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fuel Truck Driver

Offering a median of only $34K, Ferrellgas pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $30K on the lower end and $57K on the higher end.

Survey results suggest that Fuel Truck Drivers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in tanker, hazmat, Safety Compliance, and CDL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and CDL. Experience with hazmat is often linked with knowledge of Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Truck Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Fuel Truck Drivers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $38K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $40K. Fuel Truck Drivers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Fuel Truck Driver with more than 20 years of experience can earn $46K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Syracuse
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Los Angeles
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Tampa
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Phoenix
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National Average
$41,000
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For those looking to make money, Fuel Truck Drivers in Denver enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Fuel Truck Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Syracuse (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Phoenix (+3 percent), and Tampa (+3 percent).

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Experience Affects Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$41,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

tanker
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hazmat
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Safety Compliance
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National Average
$41,000
CDL
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%