$19.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,529

Profit Sharing

$1,750

Commission

$5,500
Male Fuel Tanker Drivers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.80 per hour in the United States. Total cash earnings of Fuel Tanker Drivers range from $35K on the low end to $74K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $10K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and years of experience. Most Fuel Tanker Drivers report high levels of job satisfaction. While close to a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,841 - $81,906
$36K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,408
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$15.12 - $24.79
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$0$81K
Salary $35,841 - $81,906
Bonus $480 - $4,066
Profit Sharing $252 - $4,966
Commission $5,500
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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$34,119 - $72,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 451
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $15.12 - $24.79
Hourly Tips $0.67
Overtime $21.64 - $36.01
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $480 - $4,066
Commission $5,500
Profit Sharing $252 - $4,966
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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$34,119 - $72,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 900

Job Description for Fuel Tanker Driver

Fuel tanker drivers work on the road, transporting fuel from the designated pick-up point to the customers' locations. A driver may work for a single company or as an independent contractor working directly with customers. Fuel tanker drivers must be able to load and unload fuel tankers, follow strict safety guidelines, properly label materials, and keep track of other paperwork and records. Experience with valves, pumps, wrenches, and other tools needed to load and unload the tanker are essential, and drivers must have strong driving skills to handle a variety of weather and light conditions.

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Fuel Tanker Driver Tasks

  • Following dispatcher instructions, and safely and efficiently deliver goods from one location to another.
  • Maintain industry qualifications.
  • Maintain truck, including hoses, spouts, tires, and engine.
  • Clean any spills and inspect tanker to reduce chances of accidents.
  • Unload and measure amount delivered at each location, and ensure proper safety precautions are taken.

Popular Employer Salaries for Fuel Tanker Driver


Fuel Tanker Drivers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at The Kenan Advantage Group, where the average salary comes to $43K.

Fuel Tanker Driver Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Fuel Tanker Driver

Pay by Experience for a Fuel Tanker Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Fuel Tanker Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 323 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fuel Tanker Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 208 salaries. An experienced Fuel Tanker Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 224 salaries. A Fuel Tanker Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 109 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,101

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

For Fuel Tanker Drivers, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Fuel Tanker Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+26 percent), San Antonio (+21 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Salt Lake City (+13 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (10 percent lower) and Sacramento (8 percent lower).

Fuel Tanker Driver Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fuel Tanker Driver?

Fuel Tanker Driver in Vancouver:
"Very cool get c cool planes, and meet people, and c different."
Pros: Driving the tanker.
Cons: Not having a schedule.

Fuel Tanker Driver in Chattanooga:
"Poor."
Pros: Good hours to work.
Cons: Lack of pay. Loads DO NOT PAY ENOUGH.

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Key Stats for Fuel Tanker Driver

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

▲4%

National Average
$49,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Fuel Tanker Driver Salaries

tanker
▲17%

Hazmat Endorsement
▲15%

Driver
▲12%


▲4%

Driving
▲2%

Driver/Core Development
▲2%

CDL
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%