Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salary with Safety Compliance skills (United States)

The average rate for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with Safety Compliance skills is $17.33 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with Safety Compliance skills Total Pay (?
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$30,142 - $75,199
(Median)
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38K
48K
59K
75K
MEDIAN: $48,480
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Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with Safety Compliance skills Total Pay (?
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$13.24 - $22.70
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,142 - $75,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,327  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,057  
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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$29,919 - $64,909  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,018
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $22.70  
   
Overtime
$18.01 - $33.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,327  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,057  
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).
)
$29,919 - $64,909  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,018
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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with Safety Compliance skills

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Pay Difference By Location

Detroit
up arrow 27%
Philadelphia
up arrow 24%
San Antonio
up arrow 24%
Chicago
up arrow 23%
Seattle
up arrow 16%
Kansas City
up arrow 8%
Houston
up arrow 7%
Memphis
up arrow 7%
Indianapolis
up arrow 2%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 2%
Atlanta
0%
National Average
$44,000
Dallas
up arrow 4%
Phoenix
up arrow 6%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Baltimore
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with Safety Compliance skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 29%
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