Average Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Hourly Pay

$19.58
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,198
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$1,514
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The average hourly pay for a Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver is $19.58.
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$14.95
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$19.58
90%
$25.55
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $26
Bonus
$249 - $5,027
Profit Sharing
$101 - $6,215
Commission
$1,965 - $31,943
Total Pay
$33,376 - $69,149
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Job Satisfaction for Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver

3.7 out of 5
(2,089)
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54Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver are from the companies Ruan Transport Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. and XPO Logistics. Reported salaries are highest at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. where the average pay is $28.03. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include FedEx Freight and XPO Logistics, earning around $25.45 and $24.70, respectively. Ruan Transport Corporation pays the lowest at around $16.83. Swift Transportation Corporation and J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.54 and $19.66, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver

Skills in HAZMAT are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Jobsite Delivery, Safety Compliance and Commercial.

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

An entry-level Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.61 based on 318 salaries. An early career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.52 based on 3,458 salaries. A mid-career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.40 based on 2,171 salaries. An experienced Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.88 based on 3,265 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 10.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (6.8% more) and Houston, Texas (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (4.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (3.1% less) and Orlando, Florida (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,575 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.5%
Early Career
27.5%
Mid Career
17.3%
Experienced
26.0%
Late Career
26.7%