Fuel Truck Driver Salary

A sizeable majority of Fuel Truck Drivers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.09 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Fuel Truck Drivers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,664 - $78,271
$35K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,517
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$13.68 - $23.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,664 - $78,271  
   
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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$30,851 - $67,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $23.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$18.17 - $32.90  
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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$30,851 - $67,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 405

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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


Pilot Travel Centers LLC leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $70K.

Ferrellgas pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $34K, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Truck Driver

Pay by Experience for a Fuel Truck Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Fuel Truck Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 265 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fuel Truck Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Fuel Truck Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 186 salaries. A Fuel Truck Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 100 salaries.

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.

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Key Stats for Fuel Truck Driver

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

▲11%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$44,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$44,000


Driver/Core Development
▼9%

Hazardous Materials
▼11%

tanker
▼12%

Customer Service
▼14%

CDL
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 31%