Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary in Los Angeles

The average Tractor-Trailer Driver in Los Angeles can expect to rake in roughly $18.37 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $13.78 per hour, and the top verges on $25.00. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,784 - $80,622

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$13.78 - $25.00

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,784 - $80,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
Total Pay (?
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$26,445 - $66,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $37.96  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
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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$26,445 - $66,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Los Angeles, California

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles make a median salary of $45K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%


National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Transport
up arrow 4%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Commercial
0%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$43,000

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 31%
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