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

For Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles, Calif., hourly average wages total $18.33 per hour. Pay ranges from $14.39 per hour on the low end to $25.04 on the high end. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Los Angeles — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,869 - $76,978
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$24K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $42,190
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$14.39 - $25.04
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,869 - $76,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$26,200 - $66,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $25.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$16.89 - $38.36  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$26,200 - $66,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $38K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $42K. Los Angeles Tractor-Trailer Drivers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $54K.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$42,000

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

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Transport
0%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
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Jobsite Delivery
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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