Average OTR Truck Driver Salary

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The average salary for an OTR Truck Driver is $53,570.
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$35k - $76k

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Job Satisfaction for OTR Truck Driver

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The top respondents for the job title OTR Truck Driver are from the companies Swift Transportation Corporation, Western Express, Inc and Crete Carrier Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Crete Carrier Corp. where the average pay is $61,463. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Prime, Inc. and Averitt Express Inc, earning around $55,000 and $53,000, respectively. Celadon Trucking Co. pays the lowest at around $40,000. Western Express, Inc and Swift Transportation Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,500 and $42,977, respectively.

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Popular Skills for OTR Truck Driver

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

Pay by Experience Level for OTR Truck Driver

An entry-level OTR Truck Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,440 based on 38 salaries. An early career OTR Truck Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,494 based on 289 salaries. A mid-career OTR Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,571 based on 113 salaries. An experienced OTR Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,614 based on 192 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,796.
Employees with OTR Truck Driver in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 30.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (21.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (17.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (14.3% less), Phoenix, Arizona (8.6% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (3.8% less).

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