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Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Tractor-Trailer Drivers can expect to earn an average of $20.33 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $16.07 per hour to $24.52. Most Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis, Ind. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,133 - $69,000
(Median)
35K
49K
57K
69K
MEDIAN: $49,056
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$16.07 - $24.52
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,133 - $69,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$35,518 - $61,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.07 - $24.52  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $37.13  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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).
)
$35,518 - $61,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Indianapolis, Indiana

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


For Indianapolis Tractor-Trailer Drivers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis, Ind. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $51K.

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Indianapolis, Indiana Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 1%

Transport
0%

National Average
$46,000

Commercial
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%