Average Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Hourly Pay

$19.36
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,207
Bonus
$2,950
Commission
$1,461
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The average hourly pay for a Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver is $19.36.
10%
$14.78
10%
$19.36
50%
$25.35
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90%
MEDIAN $19.36
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $25
Bonus
$251 - $4,998
Profit Sharing
$52 - $5,974
Commission
$983 - $30,021
Total Pay
$32,884 - $69,458

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The top respondents for the job title Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver are from the companies FedEx Freight, XPO Logistics and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. where the average pay is $28.46. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include FedEx Freight and XPO Logistics, earning around $24.84 and $24.71, respectively. Swift Transportation Corporation pays the lowest at around $18.16. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. and YRC Worldwide Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.12 and $21.12, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
Heavy Truck Driver
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver

Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Jobsite Delivery, Safety Compliance, Commercial and Transport.

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 $17.40 based on 1,485 salaries. An early career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.13 based on 4,393 salaries. A mid-career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.08 based on 3,181 salaries. An experienced Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.65 based on 4,424 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 10.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (6.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (4.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17,041 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.7%
Early Career
25.8%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
26.0%
Late Career
20.9%