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Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary

An Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer earns an average wage of $16.05 per hour. A skill in hazmat is associated with high pay for this job.

$27,566 - $61,551
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,433
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$12.10 - $20.75
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,566 - $61,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,080  
Profit Sharing
$97.29 - $5,034  
Commission
$5,896 - $15,871  
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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$26,765 - $57,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $20.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $2.31  
Overtime
$16.04 - $30.26  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,080  
   
Commission
$5,896 - $15,871  
Profit Sharing
$97.29 - $5,034  
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).
)
$26,765 - $57,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,578

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Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Columbus:
"On The Road Again."
You will be away from your home for weeks at a time. Don't expect to get home when you want to, you will get home when your company can get a load in that area. Your life becomes driving, dealing with government intrusion ie:DOT.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Cary:
"That The Pay Scale Did Not Increase Every 6 Months/Year."
Find a company that rewards you for your experience and dedication plus 3 yrs accident free, no loss or damage to equipment, with higher wages and any higher advancements within the company to excel and better serve the company and be more effective and productive in your own career, and the success of your company, that will invest in its employees to all achieve one common goal.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Lubbock:
"Be Ready To Work Long Hours."
Try to find a job that pays hourly not by the load or you could end up broke.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Crowley:
"Never Stop Learning."
Keep an open mind and listen to others. There is always some new trick to learn. When you think you know everything STOP DRIVING TRUCKS! Your ignorance will kill you or someone else.

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

hazmat
up arrow 14%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Transport
up arrow 2%

Commercial
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 2%

CDL
up arrow 2%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 373 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 29%
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