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

The average Tractor-Trailer Driver in Los Angeles can expect to rake in roughly $17.97 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $13.69 per hour and $24.17. Although the larger part have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, one in three claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,178 - $82,629
(Median)
$23K
$44K
$83K
MEDIAN: $43,726
10%
50%
90%

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$13.69 - $24.17
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$23,178 - $82,629  
   
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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$25,491 - $67,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $24.17  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $37.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$25,491 - $67,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles, Calif. make a median salary of $44K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $57K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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

Transport
up arrow 3%

Commercial
up arrow 2%

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 9 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 32%
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