Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary

Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers pull down an average of $19.33 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $17K, overall incomes of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers spread between $33K and $70K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,562 - $78,415
$36K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,399
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$14.99 - $24.92
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$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.33
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$0$78K
Salary $35,562 - $78,415
Bonus $250.00 - $5,164
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $17,000
Commission $2,700
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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$33,171 - $70,005
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,304
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.99 - $24.92
Hourly Tips $0.56
Overtime $21.67 - $36.19
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $250.00 - $5,164
Commission $2,700
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $17,000
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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$33,171 - $70,005
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,779

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


Dominating the field, FedEx Freight, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., YRC Worldwide Inc., Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., and United Rentals Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers. Those at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $69K. Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers will also find cushy salaries at Saia Motor Freight Incorporated (+$64K), YRC Worldwide Inc. (+$61K), and FedEx Freight (+$57K).

Less than half of the top paying company's rate, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers a median salary of just $30K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Werner Enterprises, Inc., Schneider National Company, and Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($38K, $46K, and $46K respectively).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,070

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

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers, 11 percent above the national average. Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+8 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Portland (+5 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). In Detroit, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Phoenix and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 9 percent less than the median.

Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 472 votes.
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%
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Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

hazmat
▲6%

CDL
▲5%

▲2%



tanker
▲1%

Commercial
▼0%



National Average
$49,000

Driver/Core Development
▼2%

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
▼2%

Sales
▼4%

Driver
▼4%

forklift
▼13%

Driving
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 472 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 27%
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