Fuel Truck Driver Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Fuel Truck Drivers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.05 per hour. Pay begins at $12.80 per hour on the low end and climbs to $22.19 near the top. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. About one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Fuel Truck Drivers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Fuel Truck Driver Salary (?
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$30,007 - $70,493
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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  
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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. offers the largest salaries in town—$38,522 on average—but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $26K to $60K) creates a rather varied pay scale. The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Ferrellgas, where the median salary is just $34,090.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Truck Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Fuel Truck Drivers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Pay increases slowly at first for Fuel Truck Drivers, with starting salaries of $39K reaching $39,998 after five to 10 years. Earnings total $42K after one to two decades. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase (though at a slower pace) for Fuel Truck Drivers and pay is expected at $44K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

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. Fuel Truck Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Syracuse (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Tampa (+3 percent), and Phoenix (+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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