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

Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles, Calif. can expect wages of $18.01 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $13.95 per hour on the lower side but can approach $23.92 on the higher side. Most Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$22,562 - $80,691
(Median)
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81K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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$13.95 - $23.92
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$22,562 - $80,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$25,066 - $64,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $23.92  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $37.87  
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 - $1,030  
   
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).
)
$25,066 - $64,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Los Angeles, California

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


For many Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles, Calif., more experience generally translates to higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $37K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Los Angeles Tractor-Trailer Drivers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $57K.

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Commercial
up arrow 4%

Transport
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 33%