The average wage for a Fuel Truck Driver is $16.75 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in hazmat is associated with high pay for this job.
Fuel Truck Driver Total Pay (?
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$29,727 - $69,835
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,274
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Fuel Truck Driver Total Pay (?
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$12.65 - $21.90
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,727 - $69,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,612  
Profit Sharing
$40.00 - $12,500  
Commission
$814 - $14,740  
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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$28,969 - $59,611  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 771
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $21.90  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $31.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,612  
   
Commission
$814 - $14,740  
Profit Sharing
$40.00 - $12,500  
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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$28,969 - $59,611  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 771
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Truck Driver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Tampa
up arrow 14%
Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
San Diego
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National Average
$40,000
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Experience Affects Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$40,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Fuel Truck Driver Salaries

hazmat
up arrow 11%
Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000
Customer Service
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 102 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 26%
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