Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Des Moines, Iowa Salary

How much does a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer make in Des Moines, IA? In Des Moines, a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer takes home an average of $17.97 per hour. This is 5% less than the national average for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer which is $18.85 per hour. Wages for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Des Moines range from $13.28 per hour to $24.71 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate, bonus, and overtime for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Des Moines ranges from $26,859 to $60,322 annually. Job satisfaction is reported as 4 out of 5 stars. Men make up a majority of the Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer workforce in Des Moines among those reporting — 100 percent to be exact. In Des Moines, a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer often enjoys medical and vision benefits provided by their employer.

$33,017 - $50,868
$46K
MEDIAN: $46,452
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$13.28 - $24.71
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MEDIAN: $17.97
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$0$60K
Salary $46,452
Bonus $5,500
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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$26,859 - $60,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $13.28 - $24.71
Overtime $26.04
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $5,500
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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$26,859 - $60,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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 2017 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 Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County, Iowa
210,317
Male:
103,726 (49.3%)
Female:
106,591 (50.7%)
Des Moines /dᵻˈmɔɪn/ is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is located on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks." The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States with 599,789 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Des Moines is a major center of the U.S. insurance industry and has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city was credited as the "number one...
Des Moines:
$49,072
Iowa:
$54,736
$781
Des Moines:
$119,500
Iowa:
$136,100
5.3%

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 3 votes.
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Experienced
▼6%

Mid-Career
▼7%

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

Transport
▲12%

Safety Compliance
▲1%

Commercial
▲1%

Jobsite Delivery
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 17%