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Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary in Indianapolis

Average Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis make around $50K per year. Earnings generally vary between $36K and $62K per year. The majority of Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis, Ind. claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,024 - $68,525
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,986
10%
50%
90%

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$16.84 - $24.62
(Median)
$17
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,024 - $68,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$36,384 - $61,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.84 - $24.62  
   
Overtime
$21.21 - $36.86  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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).
)
$36,384 - $61,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Indianapolis, Indiana

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Indianapolis, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. Indianapolis Tractor-Trailer Drivers see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $51K.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Indianapolis, Indiana Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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

Customer Service
up arrow 16%

National Average
$47,000

Transport
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 3%

Commercial
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%