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

The average Tractor-Trailer Driver in Los Angeles, Calif. earns approximately $18.37 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $13.84 per hour and $24.96. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,613 - $81,316
(Median)
$24K
$45K
$81K
MEDIAN: $44,991
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$13.84 - $24.96
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$23,613 - $81,316  
   
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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$26,329 - $66,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $24.96  
   
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).
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$26,329 - $66,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. Los Angeles Tractor-Trailer Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Tractor-Trailer Driver generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $55K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 29%


National Average
$42,000

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
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$42,000

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

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
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 32%
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