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

$19.65
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,202
Bonus
$21,600
Commission
$1,960
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The average hourly pay for a Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with Commercial skills is $19.65.
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$15.21
MEDIAN
$19.65
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$25.73
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $26
Bonus
$293 - $5,180
Profit Sharing
$356 - $9,427
Commission
$0 - $21,600
Total Pay
$34,313 - $68,671
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The top respondents for the job title Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver are from the companies XPO Logistics, FedEx Freight and J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. where the average pay is $27.51. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include FedEx Freight and XPO Logistics, earning around $24.90 and $24.33, respectively. Swift Transportation Corporation pays the lowest at around $17.43. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. and YRC Worldwide Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.45 and $21.52, respectively.

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

Skills in Transport and HAZMAT are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, 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 $17.91 based on 116 salaries. An early career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.83 based on 1,466 salaries. A mid-career Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.50 based on 904 salaries. An experienced Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.87 based on 1,283 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 12.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (4.5% less), Orlando, Florida (3.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,038 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.3%
Early Career
29.1%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
25.5%
Late Career
25.2%