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

An Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer earns an average wage of $15.63 per hour.
Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Total Pay (?
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$25,496 - $60,689
(Median)
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49K
61K
MEDIAN: $40,379
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Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Total Pay (?
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$11.83 - $20.24
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,496 - $60,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,053  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $4,340  
Commission
$5,896 - $16,290  
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).
)
$25,672 - $54,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,657
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $20.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $2.31  
Overtime
$15.41 - $29.79  
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 - $2,053  
   
Commission
$5,896 - $16,290  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $4,340  
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).
)
$25,672 - $54,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,657
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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Orlando
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Baltimore
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Dallas
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Indianapolis
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San Antonio
0%
National Average
$38,000
Columbus
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Sacramento
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Phoenix
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Jacksonville
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Tampa
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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 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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National Average
$38,000
Jobsite Delivery
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Machine Operation
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Customer Service
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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: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 30%
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