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Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary

Median pay for Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers lies in the neighborhood of $17.91 per hour. In the world of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $65K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — roughly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,111 - $73,889
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,097
10%
50%
90%

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$13.95 - $23.88
(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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,111 - $73,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $4,989  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,313  
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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$30,905 - $64,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,193
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $23.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.40  
Overtime
$19.20 - $34.96  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,313  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $4,989  
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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$30,905 - $64,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,826

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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer


Dominating the field, FedEx Freight, United Rentals Inc., United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Schneider National Company are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers. Although United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $60K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $35K or as much as $72K.

Salaries are easily beat at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where median pay comes to just $30K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $26K and ending at $34K, range in salary is rather small.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers, 19 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent), Baltimore (+10 percent), Indianapolis (+8 percent), and Salt Lake City (+5 percent). Las Vegas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Dallas and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

CDL
up arrow 12%

hazmat
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Transport
up arrow 2%

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Jobsite Delivery
0%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$46,000

Sales
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 550 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 26%
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