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

The average Tractor-Trailer Driver in Los Angeles earns approximately $18.33 per hour. Earnings sit near $14.39 per hour on the lower side but can approach $25.04 on the higher side. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,869 - $76,978
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $42,190
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$14.39 - $25.04
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,869 - $76,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$26,200 - $66,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $25.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$16.89 - $38.36  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$26,200 - $66,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles, Calif. — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $38K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $44K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $54K.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Transport
0%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Jobsite Delivery
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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