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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 $15.82 per hour.
$26,048 - $61,454
(Median)
$26K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,856
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$12.00 - $20.41
(Median)
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,048 - $61,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,062  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $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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$26,239 - $56,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $20.41  
   
Overtime
$15.53 - $29.97  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,062  
   
Commission
$5,896 - $15,871  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $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).
)
$26,239 - $56,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,401
United States (change)

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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.

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


Safety Compliance
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Driver/Core Development
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Transport
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Customer Service
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Machine Operation
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Jobsite Delivery
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National Average
$39,000

Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 329 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 29%