An average Indianapolis Tractor-Trailer Driver can expect to take home roughly $49K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,650 - $72,052
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$25K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,260
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$15.26 - $28.57
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$15
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$1,025  
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$30,775 - $70,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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$15.26 - $28.57  
   
Overtime
$22.05 - $42.67  
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$30,775 - $70,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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About Indianapolis, Indiana

Marion County, Indiana
832,207
Male:
410,615 (48.4%)
Female:
437,808 (51.6%)
Indianapolis (pronounced /ˌɪndiəˈnæpəlɪs/), is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. With an estimated population of 853,173 in 2015, Indianapolis is the second most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, and 14th largest in the U.S. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, home to 2 million people, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 26th, with 2.4 million inhabitants. Indianapolis covers 372 square miles (963.5 km²), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S. Founded in 1821 as a planned city for the new seat of the government of Indiana, Indianapolis was platted by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1-square-mile (2.6 km2) grid adjacent to the White...
Indianapolis:
$41,278
Indiana:
$50,532
$807
Indianapolis:
$123,500
Indiana:
$131,000
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis, Ind. bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $52K.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$48,000



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

HAZMAT
0%

National Average
$48,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Transport
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%


Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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