The average pay for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer is C$21.98 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Driver and dangerous goods.

C$36,768 - C$91,019
C$37K
C$58K
C$91K
MEDIAN: C$58,432
10%
50%
90%
C$17.59 - C$30.18
C$18
C$22
C$30
MEDIAN: C$21.79
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50%
90%
C$0C$91K
Salary C$36,768 - C$91,019
Bonus C$202 - C$5,022
Profit Sharing C$966 - C$20,426
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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C$36,908 - C$79,560
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 741
Hourly Data C$0C$47
Hourly Rate C$17.59 - C$30.18
Hourly Tips C$0.53
Overtime C$23.92 - C$47.88
Annual Data C$0C$79K
Bonus C$202 - C$5,022
Profit Sharing C$966 - C$20,426
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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C$36,908 - C$79,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,306

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.

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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 C$48,000 based on 475 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 C$53,000 based on 261 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 C$52,000 based on 334 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 C$54,000 based on 308 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$50,735

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer?

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Ottawa:
"OTR long haul."
Pros: I travel.get paid the see people and places that I might not be able to see on my own.
Cons: I miss my family. Miss my wife. Both my kids have special needs.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Woodstock Ontario:
"Stressful job."
Pros: Working alone.
Cons: Dangerous driving in winter.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Lloydminster:
"Good Physical And Knowledge Oriented Work."
Pros: I like driving, hammering, pressurizing tanks.
Cons: Cold, some people rush and you have to keep up. Missing night sleep more than once in a row.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Winnipeg:
"Management."
Pros: Not being watched at work environment,
Cons: To be watched by other and commanding officer.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Lloydminster:
"3 out of 10 so far. The 3 is for the off cycle pay."
Pros: Safety training. Reimbursement of intense expenses. Learning and reinforcing technical skills.
Cons: Lack of adherence to safety. Smoking in the shop.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in London:
"Very stressful and unflexible"
Pros:
Cons: Driving all the time The weather conditions

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Boyle:
Pros:
Cons: No schedule, even how long the work day will be is unknown.

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Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
C$51,000

▼4%

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

Driver
▲65%

dangerous goods
▲31%

▲4%


National Average
C$51,000

Driver/Core Development
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 30%