The average rate for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with Safety Compliance skills is $17.23 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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$30,003 - $78,081
(Median)
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37K
49K
60K
78K
MEDIAN: $48,739
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Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with Safety Compliance skills Total Pay (?
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$13.11 - $22.74
(Median)
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23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,003 - $78,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,367  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,022  
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).
)
$29,804 - $64,518  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 824
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $22.74  
   
Overtime
$17.67 - $33.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,367  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,022  
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).
)
$29,804 - $64,518  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 824
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Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
up arrow 24%
Philadelphia
up arrow 19%
Seattle
up arrow 18%
Memphis
up arrow 16%
Houston
up arrow 13%
Omaha
up arrow 10%
Kansas City
up arrow 6%
National Average
$44,000
Salt Lake City
up arrow 1%
Phoenix
up arrow 4%
Dallas
up arrow 5%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Atlanta
up arrow 9%
Baltimore
up arrow 12%
Orlando
up arrow 14%
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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
up arrow 1%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%
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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
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 30%
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