Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary in Indianapolis

The average Tractor-Trailer Driver in Indianapolis earns approximately $20.11 per hour. Pay ranges from $16.37 per hour on the low end to $24.63 on the high end. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis, Ind. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,639 - $69,317
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,647
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$16.37 - $24.63
(Median)
$16
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $20
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,639 - $69,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$35,705 - $61,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.37 - $24.63  
   
Overtime
$21.52 - $36.13  
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 - $1,973  
   
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).
)
$35,705 - $61,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $47K. Indianapolis Tractor-Trailer Drivers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


Mid-Career
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National Average
$47,000

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

Transport
0%

National Average
$47,000

Safety Compliance
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Commercial
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Jobsite Delivery
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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