Male Fuel Truck Drivers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.93 per hour in the United States. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and about one-half have dental, too. The majority of Fuel Truck Drivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,631 - $74,604
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,440
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$13.62 - $23.03
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$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,631 - $74,604  
   
Bonus
$511 - $4,938  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$4,500  
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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$30,716 - $66,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $23.03  
   
Overtime
$18.59 - $32.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$511 - $4,938  
   
Commission
$4,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,716 - $66,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 417
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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


Fuel Truck Drivers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Pilot Travel Centers LLC, where the average salary comes to $70K.

With a median employee salary of $34K, Ferrellgas pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying company's rate).

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $51K on average.

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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.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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
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Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

tanker
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National Average
$44,000

Safety Compliance
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Driver/Core Development
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Hazardous Materials
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Customer Service
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CDL
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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