Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Lafayette, Louisiana Salary

The average wage for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Lafayette, Louisiana is $19.34 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$39,000 - $65,000
$47K
MEDIAN: $46,704
50%

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$13.25 - $23.85
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.30
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$0$68K
Salary $46,704
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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$31,627 - $68,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $13.25 - $23.85
Overtime $23.13
Annual Data $0$68K
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).
)
$31,627 - $68,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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 Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
127,661
Male:
64,018 (50.1%)
Female:
63,643 (49.9%)
Lafayette (/ˌlæfiˈjɛt/; French: [lafajɛt]) is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. The city of Lafayette is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 120,623 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Lafayette, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, and also the larger, Combined Statistical Area of Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City CSA with a population of 611,774 according to 2012 estimates. Lafayette is the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Its nickname is The Hub City. The American city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by Jean Mouton, a French-speaking man of Acadian descent. In 1884, it was renamed for General Lafayette, who fought with and significantly aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War. The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industries became dominant. Lafayette is considered the center of Acadiana, the area of Cajun and...
Lafayette:
$47,830
Louisiana:
$45,727
$816
Lafayette:
$186,100
Louisiana:
$155,600
3.1%

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.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
43%

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$46,000

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

Transport
▲3%

Safety Compliance
▲2%

National Average
$46,000

Commercial
▼2%

Jobsite Delivery
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 30%