Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Los Angeles Salary

Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles take home an average $50K annually. Just under a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a fair number claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,339 - $82,159
$29K
$50K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,268
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50%
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$15.63 - $26.26
$16
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.86
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,339 - $82,159  
   
Bonus
$700  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,769 - $74,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $26.26  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $40.89  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$700  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,769 - $74,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

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


Los Angeles Tractor-Trailer Drivers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $41K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $59K.

Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲1%

National Average
$47,000

▼2%

▼13%

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


Machine Operation
▲8%

Safety Compliance
▲5%

Jobsite Delivery
▲5%

National Average
$47,000

HAZMAT
▼1%

▼3%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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