Average Heavy Truck Driver Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Heavy Truck Driver is $17.87.
MEDIAN $17.87
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $24
$294 - $4,883
Profit Sharing
$4 - $4,700
Total Pay
$29,795 - $60,848

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Popular Employer Salaries for Heavy Truck Driver

The top respondents for the job title Heavy Truck Driver are from the companies Waste Management, Inc., Republic Services Inc and Waste Connections, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Republic Services Inc where the average pay is $21.49. Waste Management, Inc. pays the lowest at around $18.20.

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Popular Skills for Heavy Truck Driver

Skills in Safety Compliance, HAZMAT, Heavy Equipment Operation and Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Transport.

Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Truck Driver

An entry-level Heavy Truck Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.92 based on 207 salaries. An early career Heavy Truck Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.57 based on 543 salaries. A mid-career Heavy Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.79 based on 335 salaries. An experienced Heavy Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.41 based on 446 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Heavy Truck Driver in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (3.6% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (15.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (14.6% less) and Tampa, Florida (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

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