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Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary (United States)

Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers take home approximately $17.61 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers spread between $30K and $64K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary (?
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$32,114 - $73,496
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MEDIAN: $49,500
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Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary (?
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$13.71 - $23.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,114 - $73,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,022  
Commission
$1,500 - $21,500  
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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$30,484 - $63,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,075
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $23.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.44  
Overtime
$18.72 - $34.51  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
Commission
$1,500 - $21,500  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,022  
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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$30,484 - $63,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,674
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

FedEx Freight, United Rentals Inc., United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Schneider National Company, and Werner Enterprises, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers. The biggest paychecks can be found at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. — the median salary there is $57K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $38K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $84K.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+15 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), Indianapolis (+8 percent), and Salt Lake City (+7 percent). Las Vegas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent. Employers in Dallas and St. Louis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 511 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 26%