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

Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles take home approximately $18.37 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $13.78 per hour and $25.00. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,672 - $81,092
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$81K
MEDIAN: $44,143
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90%

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$13.78 - $25.00
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$23,672 - $81,092  
   
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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$26,198 - $66,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $37.96  
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).
)
$26,198 - $66,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K 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 in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%


National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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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