Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary
The average Experienced Tractor-Trailer Driver earns approximately $19.09 per hour. In the world of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $69K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Many Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers can be found at FedEx Freight, YRC Worldwide Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., United Rentals Inc., and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), firms that are at the top of the field. Those at Saia Motor Freight Incorporated can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $64K. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., and FedEx Freight are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers earning around $62K, $59K, or $57K at each firm, respectively.
Salaries are easily beat at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where median pay comes to just $30K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $26K and ending at $34K, range in salary is rather small. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Werner Enterprises, Inc. ($38K), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc ($43K), and Crop Production Services ($43K).
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+13 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Portland (+5 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Detroit (11 percent less) and Phoenix (10 percent less).