$46,001
Avg. Salary
$17.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,032

Bonus

$1,017

Profit Sharing

$3,549

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer is $17.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer is $46,001 per year.

$13.35
10%
$17.64
50%
$22.68
90%
MEDIAN $17.64
$29k
10%
$46k
50%
$68k
90%
MEDIAN $46,001
$29,186 - $68,236
$29K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,001
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$13.35 - $22.68
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$0$68K
Salary $29,186 - $68,236
Bonus $98.89 - $4,902
Profit Sharing $65.57 - $4,919
Commission $0.00 - $12,919
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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$29,406 - $61,553
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,895
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.35 - $22.68
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $5.35
Overtime $18.60 - $33.07
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $98.89 - $4,902
Commission $0.00 - $12,919
Profit Sharing $65.57 - $4,919
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).
)
$29,406 - $61,553
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,247

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 2019 PayScale.com)

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,196

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Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 753 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
18%

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

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
▲18%

hazmat
▲11%

Sales
▲6%

Driver/Core Development
▲6%

truck driver
▲5%


▲2%

▲2%



National Average
$42,000

Driving
▼1%


forklift
▼3%

CDL
▼5%

Driver
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 753 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 29%