Fuel Truck Driver Salary (United States)

Fuel Truck Drivers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.05 per hour. Compensation ranges from $12.80 per hour on the low end to $22.19 on the high end. Overall cash income ranges from $30,007 near the bottom to $70,493) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $2,935 from bonuses and $5,068 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While tenure and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. While 26 percent report receiving no health benefits, 71 percent do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Fuel Truck Driver Salary (?
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$30,007 - $70,493
(Median)
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37K
48K
59K
70K
MEDIAN: $47,946
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Fuel Truck Driver Salary (?
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$12.80 - $22.19
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,007 - $70,493  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,935  
Profit Sharing
$39.45 - $5,068  
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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$29,260 - $60,971  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $22.19  
   
Overtime
$18.03 - $31.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,935  
   
Commission
$1,150 - $18,100  
Profit Sharing
$39.45 - $5,068  
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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$29,260 - $60,971  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 562
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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.

Fuel Truck Driver Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fuel Truck Driver

AmeriGas Propane, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $38,522—but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $26K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $60K. Ferrellgas reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $34,090) but some workers make up to $56,926, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

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, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Starting at $39K, salaries for Fuel Truck Drivers new to the field show little growth early on, reaching just $39,998 after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $42K. Fuel Truck Drivers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $44K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

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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Home to some of the best pay for Fuel Truck Drivers, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 44 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Syracuse, Los Angeles, Tampa, and Phoenix, top-paying cities where Fuel Truck Drivers see paychecks higher than average (+27 percent, +14 percent, +3 percent, and +1 percent).

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Experience Affects Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

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

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 111 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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