Fuel Truck Driver Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (more than a third on average) of overall compensation for Fuel Truck Drivers, and the median take-home for this group lies near $41K. In the world of Fuel Truck Drivers, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $61K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career length and the specific company. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,616 - $71,093

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$13.05 - $22.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,616 - $71,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,017  
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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$29,940 - $61,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.05 - $22.48  
   
Overtime
$17.77 - $31.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,017  
   
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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$29,940 - $61,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 572
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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


Ferrellgas offers the least money; the median income there is just $34K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $29K and $57K.

Popular Skills for Fuel Truck Driver


Fuel Truck Drivers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in hazmat, tanker, Safety Compliance, and Driver/Core Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and CDL. Those with knowledge of hazmat tend to be skilled in Safety Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Truck Driver

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


For Fuel Truck Drivers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. Fuel Truck Drivers bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Fuel Truck Drivers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $46K.

Fuel Truck Driver Advice

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Fuel Truck Driver in Braidwood:
"Be ready for after hours calls and deliveries in the winter."
Be mindful of summer tank painting with Hicks. Not a fun part of the job.

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Experience Affects Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

hazmat
up arrow 10%

tanker
up arrow 6%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

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 118 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
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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