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

$19.49
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$1,152
Bonus
$2,750
Commission
$1,200
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver is $19.49.
10%
$15.18
MEDIAN
$19.49
90%
$25.27
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $25
Bonus
$253 - $4,953
Profit Sharing
$148 - $4,949
Commission
$0 - $2,750
Total Pay
$34,066 - $66,335
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The top respondents for the job title Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver are from the companies Ruan Transport Corporation, XPO Logistics and J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at FedEx Freight where the average pay is $25.81. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include XPO Logistics and Hub Group, Inc., earning around $25.19 and $23.50, respectively. Ruan Transport Corporation pays the lowest at around $16.84. Swift Transportation Corporation and United Rentals Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.90 and $21.48, respectively.

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

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

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. An early career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.61 based on 3,228 salaries. An experienced Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.96 based on 3,050 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 Denver, Colorado earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (5.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.5% less), Los Angeles, California (1.1% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 9,727 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Early Career
33.2%
Experienced
31.4%
Late Career
32.2%