Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Adelaide Salary (Australia)

The average wage for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Adelaide, South Australia is AU$24.66 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$34,622 - AU$92,871
AU$35K
AU$72K
AU$93K
MEDIAN: AU$71,891
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AU$20.19 - AU$30.00
AU$20
AU$25
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$24.67
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AU$0AU$92K
Salary AU$34,622 - AU$92,871
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$42,706 - AU$79,459
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$20.19 - AU$30.00
Overtime AU$32.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$79K
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$42,706 - AU$79,459
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

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 by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Pay by Experience for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 11 salaries. A Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼5%

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 94%