Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary

Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers take home an average $17.98 per hour. In the world of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers, total cash compensation can vary between $31K and $65K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $2K and $5K, respectively. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,516 - $73,430

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$14.04 - $23.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,516 - $73,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,470  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $5,034  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,313  
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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$31,061 - $65,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $23.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.89  
Overtime
$19.50 - $35.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,470  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,313  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $5,034  
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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$31,061 - $65,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,946
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer


FedEx Freight, United Rentals Inc., Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $61K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $36K to a high of $81K. Also paying near the top of the field are FedEx Freight at $56K, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) at $53K, and United Rentals Inc., where Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers annually earn $47K.

Earnings fall especially short at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where the median salary of $30K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying company's rate. Werner Enterprises, Inc., Schneider National Company and Con-Way, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $38K, $44K, and $45K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+4 percent) and Houston (+1 percent). Las Vegas is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (9 percent less) and Dallas (8 percent less).

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

CDL
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tanker
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Safety Compliance
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Transport
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Commercial
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Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Sales
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Machine Operation
0%

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0%

National Average
$46,000

Jobsite Delivery
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Driver/Core Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 560 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 26%
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