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

An Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer earns an average wage of $17.56 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight and hazmat.

$29,188 - $68,241
$29K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,675
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$13.45 - $22.73
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.68
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$0$68K
Salary $29,188 - $68,241
Bonus $195.94 - $4,952
Profit Sharing $51.52 - $4,848
Commission $4,800
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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$29,568 - $61,852
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,687
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $13.45 - $22.73
Hourly Tips $0.43 - $5.35
Overtime $19.42 - $32.66
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $195.94 - $4,952
Commission $4,800
Profit Sharing $51.52 - $4,848
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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$29,568 - $61,852
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,904

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National Average: $42,464

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Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Advice

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

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Houston:
"Expect long hours."
Make sure that the job has a work life balance.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Jennings:
"Bettering myself."
I was looking for better pay/benefits .

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Ceres:
"It is not worth the headache."
Find a different career. Or buy your own truck. Work for yourself.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Hartford:
"Everthing."
Do you're homework before you get into something that you shouldn't have.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Eaton:
"Dont drive a truck."
Stay home don't go over the road.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Kent:
"I know what I was getting into."
Drive with a lot of caution watch out for the other driver you never know what they will do.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Los Angeles:
Just be very patient in traffic safety is everything.

Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 445 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
▲18%

hazmat
▲10%

Sales
▲5%

Driver/Core Development
▲5%

truck driver
▲4%

▲2%



▲1%


National Average
$42,000

Driving
▼2%


forklift
▼4%

CDL
▼6%

Driver
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 445 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 28%
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