Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Indianapolis Salary

For Indianapolis Tractor-Trailer Drivers, hourly average wages total $19.80 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $16.10 per hour and $24.87. The majority of Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis, Ind. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,201 - $73,533
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,359
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$16.10 - $24.87
(Median)
$16
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$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,201 - $73,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
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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$35,202 - $62,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.10 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$21.52 - $36.55  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
   
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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$35,202 - $62,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis make a median salary of $49K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%



National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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

Transport
0%

National Average
$46,000

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Machine Operation
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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