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Truck Driver Heavy Salary (United States)

Male Heavy Truck Drivers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.06 per hour in the United States. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair portion and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. Most Heavy Truck Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Truck Driver Heavy Salary (?
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$24,736 - $67,522
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,508
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Truck Driver Heavy Salary (?
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$11.88 - $20.88
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,736 - $67,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,170  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $712  
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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$25,720 - $55,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $20.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$16.39 - $30.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $712  
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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$25,720 - $55,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 758
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Job Description for Truck Driver Heavy

Truck drivers operate trucks (many times, 18-wheelers) to deliver goods. They may own their trucks or work for a trucking company. In addition to driving, a truck driver is expected to have some working knowledge of basic mechanical skills in case the truck breaks down on the road. Truck drivers often work long hours, logging their hours in a logbook. They are required to maintain documents indicating pickup and drop-off times, as well as stops made, gas purchases, and any other important details about the trip.
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Truck Driver Heavy Tasks
  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.
  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.

Common Career Paths for Truck Driver Heavy

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As Heavy Truck Drivers transition into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. an Operations Manager typically earns $58K per year. Becoming a Dump Truck Driver or a Refuse Truck Driver is often the next step for a Heavy Truck Driver.

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Heavy Truck Drivers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, forklift, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver Heavy

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Heavy Truck Drivers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Heavy Truck Drivers make a median salary of $41K. Heavy Truck Drivers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $42K on average. The majority of Heavy Truck Drivers have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$38,000
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Heavy Truck Drivers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Heavy Truck Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+14 percent), Kansas City (+14 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Truck Driver Heavy Reviews

What is it like working as a Truck Driver Heavy?
Truck Driver Heavy in El Cajon:
"An Overall Stepping Stone Type Of Company."
Pros: This employer is very lenient to let you take days that you need off. On delivery, you definitely have more freedom than any other department. You are asked to do your job properly, if you do, there should be no grave problems.
Cons: This is a very low wage employer. In the shop, employees make minimum wage or very damn close to it. After two or three years, you can expect to make a maximum of $10 per hour, unless you've managed to become a supervisor. Not only does this company offer a very low wage, but there are basically NO benefits at all! No Medical, Dental, Vision or anything. No sick days or vacation days either!

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Experience Affects Truck Driver Heavy Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$38,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Truck Driver Heavy Salaries

forklift
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National Average
$38,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%