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

The average pay for an Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer is AU$25.03 per hour.

AU$39,390 - AU$97,951
AU$39K
AU$59K
AU$98K
MEDIAN: AU$58,973
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50%
90%
AU$19.86 - AU$31.35
AU$20
AU$25
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$24.82
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$97K
Salary AU$39,390 - AU$97,951
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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AU$41,506 - AU$77,550
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data AU$0AU$46
Hourly Rate AU$19.86 - AU$31.35
Overtime AU$23.50 - AU$46.56
Annual Data AU$0AU$77K
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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AU$41,506 - AU$77,550
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 329

Job Description for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Truck driver/tractor-trailer drivers must have knowledge of commercial driving regulations in order to transport all types of goods from livestock to materials over long-distance hauls. They must know how to maneuver the truck into the unloading and loading positions. Truck drivers must know how to go through a weigh station before and after loading. They also have to go through weigh stations while on the road. Truck drivers must maintain a log according to I.C.C. regulations. The log is presented to any law enforcement that requests it or to an employer. Some only drive during the day on short haul trips. Others may drive cross-country and take many days to get there. They are only allowed to drive 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty. Truck drivers must navigate through big cities, small towns, rain and snow. Knowledge of how to drive in any weather condition is a must. Truck drivers have to go to school to get the special license. They must complete a CDL (Commercial Driver License) class. They must have a CDL-A in order to drive a heavy truck. Tests and classes are given at a truck driving school. Truck driving must be taken very seriously. Truck drivers put their own lives and other people's lives in the line of fire by being careless. Safety is essential for this job. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Tasks

  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.
  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$52,917

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Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Advice

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Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
24%

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

National Average
AU$53,000


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%