Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Richmond, Virginia Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Richmond, Virginia is $17.30 per hour.

$24,190 - $73,974
$24K
$39K
$74K
MEDIAN: $39,188
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$13.57 - $22.02
$14
$19
$22
MEDIAN: $18.52
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$0$73K
Salary $24,190 - $73,974
Bonus $1,700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,984 - $56,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $13.57 - $22.02
Overtime $21.00
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $1,700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$28,984 - $56,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Truck driver/tractor-trailer drivers must have knowledge of commercial driving regulations in order to transport all types of goods from livestock to materials over long-distance hauls. They must know how to maneuver the truck into the unloading and loading positions. Truck drivers must know how to go through a weigh station before and after loading. They also have to go through weigh stations while on the road. Truck drivers must maintain a log according to I.C.C. regulations. The log is presented to any law enforcement that requests it or to an employer. Some only drive during the day on short haul trips. Others may drive cross-country and take many days to get there. They are only allowed to drive 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty. Truck drivers must navigate through big cities, small towns, rain and snow. Knowledge of how to drive in any weather condition is a must. Truck drivers have to go to school to get the special license. They must complete a CDL (Commercial Driver License) class. They must have a CDL-A in order to drive a heavy truck. Tests and classes are given at a truck driving school. Truck driving must be taken very seriously. Truck drivers put their own lives and other people's lives in the line of fire by being careless. Safety is essential for this job. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Tasks

  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.
  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.

About Richmond, Virginia

Richmond city, Virginia
220,289
Male:
104,793 (47.6%)
Female:
115,496 (52.4%)
Richmond (/ˈrɪtʃmənd/ RICH-mənd) is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. While it was incorporated in 1742, Richmond has been an independent city since 1871. As of the 2010 census, the population was 204,214; in 2015, the population was estimated to be 220,289, the fourth-most populous city in Virginia. The Richmond Metropolitan Area has a population of 1,260,029, the third-most populous metro in the state. Richmond is located at the fall line of the James River, 44 miles (71 km) west of Williamsburg, 66 miles (106 km) east of Charlottesville, and 98 miles (158 km) south of Washington, D.C. Surrounded by Henrico and Chesterfield counties, the city is located at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64, and encircled by Interstate 295 and Virginia State Route 288. Major suburbs include Midlothian to the southwest,...
Richmond:
$39,906
Virginia:
$66,262
$927
Richmond:
$199,900
Virginia:
$257,800
5.6%

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Job Listings

Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
88%
5-9 years
4%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲1%

Transport
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Commercial
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 31%