Average Early-Career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Hourly Pay

$18.61
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,196
Bonus
$3,500
Commission
$1,179
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver is $18.61.
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $24
Bonus
$203 - $4,999
Profit Sharing
$201 - $5,068
Commission
$1,000 - $13,200
Total Pay
$31,961 - $63,035
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The top respondents for the job title Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver are from the companies Swift Transportation Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx). Reported salaries are highest at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. where the average pay is $22.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), earning around $20.74 and $20.10, respectively. C R England pays the lowest at around $15.00. Swift Transportation Corporation and Schneider National Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.00 and $19.25, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers?

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 $17.66 based on 313 salaries. A mid-career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.45 based on 2,083 salaries. An experienced Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.96 based on 3,106 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 8.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (7.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.4% less), Phoenix, Arizona (3.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 8,683 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
35.8%
Late Career
36.6%