Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer earns an average wage of $15.66 per hour.
Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Total Pay (?
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$25,852 - $60,793
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,495
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Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Total Pay (?
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$11.94 - $20.23
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,852 - $60,793  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $4,460  
Commission
$3,900 - $28,800  
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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$25,962 - $54,515  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,591
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $20.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $2.31  
Overtime
$15.57 - $29.87  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
   
Commission
$3,900 - $28,800  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $4,460  
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).
)
$25,962 - $54,515  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,591
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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Orlando
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Indianapolis
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Baltimore
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Dallas
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National Average
$38,000
Phoenix
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Columbus
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Sacramento
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Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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Tampa
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Jacksonville
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Charlotte
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Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Cary:
"That The Pay Scale Did Not Increase Every 6 Months/Year."
Find a company that rewards you for your experience and dedication plus 3 yrs accident free, no loss or damage to equipment, with higher wages and any higher advancements within the company to excel and better serve the company and be more effective and productive in your own career, and the success of your company, that will invest in its employees to all achieve one common goal.
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Lubbock:
"Be Ready To Work Long Hours."
Try to find a job that pays hourly not by the load or you could end up broke.
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Crowley:
"Never Stop Learning."
Keep an open mind and listen to others. There is always some new trick to learn. When you think you know everything STOP DRIVING TRUCKS! Your ignorance will kill you or someone else.

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

Commercial
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Safety Compliance
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Transport
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Customer Service
0%
National Average
$38,000
Jobsite Delivery
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Machine Operation
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Sales
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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 30%
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