Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Austin, Texas Salary

How much does a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer make in Austin, TX? In Austin, a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer earns an average of $18.27 per hour. This is 3% lower 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 Austin range from $14.68 per hour to $25.34 per hour. Total Annual Pay, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Austin ranges from $33,105 to $73,764 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 Austin among those reporting — 93 percent to be exact. In Austin, a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer often enjoys medical, dental, and vision benefits provided by their employer.

$39,568 - $77,869
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MEDIAN: $61,033
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$14.68 - $25.34
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Salary $39,568 - $77,869
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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$33,105 - $73,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $25.34
Overtime $22.47 - $47.34
Annual Data $0$73K
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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$33,105 - $73,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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 Austin, Texas

Travis County, Texas
931,840
Male:
475,718 (51.1%)
Female:
456,122 (48.9%)
Austin (/ˈɒstᵻn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest state capital city in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado...
Austin:
$62,250
Texas:
$55,653
$1,139
Austin:
$282,700
Texas:
$152,000
3.1%

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Pay by Experience for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 16 salaries. A Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

▼4%

Mid-Career
▼5%

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

▲9%

Machine Operation
▲1%

National Average
$43,000

Jobsite Delivery
▼2%

Customer Service
▼4%

Safety Compliance
▼6%

Commercial
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 22%