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

Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles, Calif. take home approximately $17.72 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $13.69 per hour and $24.17. Though the majority of Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Although one-third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,350 - $84,899
(Median)
$23K
$47K
$85K
MEDIAN: $46,552
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$13.69 - $24.17
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,350 - $84,899  
   
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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$25,636 - $69,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $24.17  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $37.96  
National 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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$25,636 - $69,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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.


Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $37K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $42K. On average, Los Angeles Tractor-Trailer Drivers make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $58K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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

Transport
up arrow 3%

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$42,000

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Machine Operation
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 34%