Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary

Pay for Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers sits in the ballpark of $19.26 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $22K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers can bottom out near $33K or peak near $69K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,522 - $77,646
$36K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,020
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$14.90 - $24.96
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MEDIAN: $19.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,522 - $77,646  
   
Bonus
$288.83 - $5,050  
Profit Sharing
$0.18 - $22,000  
Commission
$3,400  
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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$33,014 - $69,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,416
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $24.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.15  
Overtime
$21.42 - $36.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$288.83 - $5,050  
   
Commission
$3,400  
Profit Sharing
$0.18 - $22,000  
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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$33,014 - $69,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,913

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers, FedEx Freight, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., YRC Worldwide Inc., Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., and United Rentals Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., where the average salary comes to $69K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Saia Motor Freight Incorporated, YRC Worldwide Inc., and FedEx Freight, where earnings of $64K, $61K, or $57K are standard for Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers.

With a median employee salary of $30K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying company's rate). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Werner Enterprises, Inc. at $38K, Schneider National Company at $46K, and Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, where $46K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,938

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 11 percent above the national average. Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+9 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), Portland (+5 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Detroit. Employers in Phoenix and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 470 votes.
10-19 years
80%
20 years or more
20%
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Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

hazmat
▲6%

CDL
▲6%

▲2%





tanker
▲1%

Commercial
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
▼1%

Driver/Core Development
▼2%

Sales
▼3%

Driver
▼4%

forklift
▼13%

Driving
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 470 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 27%
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