Fuel Truck Driver Salary

The median total income of Fuel Truck Drivers is around $41K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (more than a third, in fact) comes from commissions. Total cash earnings of Fuel Truck Drivers range from $30K on the low end to $63K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $3K, respectively. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,554 - $71,221
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,425
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$13.11 - $22.50
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,554 - $71,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,004  
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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$29,997 - $62,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $22.50  
   
Overtime
$18.01 - $32.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,004  
   
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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$29,997 - $62,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 570
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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 salary of only $34K, Ferrellgas gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $29K to $57K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Fuel Truck Driver


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 Driver/Core Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and CDL. Aptitude in hazmat tends to also indicate an understanding of Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Truck Driver

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $46K.

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Experience Affects Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

hazmat
up arrow 6%

tanker
up arrow 6%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 2%

CDL
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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