An average Tractor-Trailer Driver in Los Angeles, Calif. can expect to take home roughly $19.43 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just over one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a fair number get dental coverage, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,176 - $82,376
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$82K
MEDIAN: $49,705
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$14.97 - $25.97
(Median)
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,176 - $82,376  
   
Bonus
$800  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,877 - $71,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $25.97  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $40.38  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$800  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,877 - $71,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

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


For Los Angeles Tractor-Trailer Drivers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $40K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $43K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $59K.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%


National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%


Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

HAZMAT
up arrow 18%

Machine Operation
up arrow 8%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 2%

Transport
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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