Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in San Jose Salary

How much does a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer make in San Jose, CA? A Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in San Jose takes home an average of $21.37 per hour. This is 12% higher 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 San Jose range from $12.04 per hour to $25.34 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in San Jose ranges from $25,676 to $66,977 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 San Jose among those reporting — 100 percent to be exact. In San Jose, a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer often enjoys medical benefits provided by their employer.

$35,375 - $66,813
$62K
MEDIAN: $62,288
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$12.04 - $25.34
$12
$21
$25
MEDIAN: $21.37
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$0$66K
Salary $62,288
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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$25,676 - $66,977
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.04 - $25.34
Overtime $33.00
Annual Data $0$66K
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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$25,676 - $66,977
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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 San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

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
44%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼8%

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

Jobsite Delivery
▲14%

Customer Service
▲9%

Safety Compliance
▲9%

Commercial
▲6%

Transport
▲6%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 30%