Average Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with Transport Skills Hourly Pay

$19.67
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,164
Bonus
$7,250
Commission
$1,526
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The average hourly pay for a Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with Transport skills is $19.67.
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$15.08
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$19.67
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$25.62
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $26
Bonus
$245 - $5,059
Profit Sharing
$215 - $7,946
Commission
$0 - $17,687
Total Pay
$34,175 - $69,989
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The top respondents for the job title Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver are from the companies Ruan Transport Corporation, FedEx Freight and J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at FedEx Freight where the average pay is $25.56. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include XPO Logistics and U.S. Postal Service (USPS), earning around $24.07 and $21.14, respectively. Ruan Transport Corporation pays the lowest at around $16.75. Swift Transportation Corporation and J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.00 and $20.35, respectively.

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

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

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 $17.77 based on 126 salaries. An early career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.69 based on 1,692 salaries. A mid-career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.69 based on 1,133 salaries. An experienced Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.84 based on 1,635 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 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.4% more) and Denver, Colorado (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.7% less), Phoenix, Arizona (5.1% less) and Houston, Texas (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,218 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.0%
Early Career
27.2%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
26.3%
Late Career
26.2%