The highest paychecks go to Tractor-Trailer Drivers, who earn $22.74 per hour on average, closely trailed by Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers (about $21.97) and General Office Clerks (around $12.77).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $22.20 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $15.52 per hour.
Residents of New Orleans, La. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $24.00 per hour; other top-paying cities include Tampa, Fla. ($19.00) and Dothan, Ala. (about $17.00). By state, Louisiana offers the highest pay at around $23.58 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Class A Commercial Driver License Holders, who make $23.10 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); AAA Cooper Transportation Inc awards $13.00 to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Safety Compliance; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $23.20 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; over a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Transport, HAZMAT, and Jobsite Delivery.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of employees participate in a 401(k) program. AAA Cooper Transportation Inc provides health insurance to a fair number of workers, and a fair number of employees do receive dental coverage.