Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

How much does a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer make in Atlanta, GA? In Atlanta, a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer takes home approximately $52,744 annually on average. This is 4% higher than the national average for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer which is $50,756 annually. Salaries for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Atlanta range from $34,374 annually to $72,280 per year. Total Annual Pay, which includes salary, bonus, and overtime for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Atlanta ranges from $31,869 to $67,461 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 Atlanta among those reporting — 94 percent to be exact. Many report receiving medical, dental, and vision benefits from their employer.

$34,374 - $72,280
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MEDIAN: $52,744
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$13.92 - $23.22
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$0$72K
Salary $34,374 - $72,280
Bonus $750 - $9,000
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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$31,869 - $67,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.92 - $23.22
Overtime $19.78 - $34.59
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $750 - $9,000
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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$31,869 - $67,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

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 Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
463,875
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
4.8%

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 81 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 $44,000 based on 45 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 $48,000 based on 71 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 $52,000 based on 41 salaries.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Atlanta?

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Atlanta:
"Much to do. Little time to do it all."
Pros: There are many places and activities to spend leasure time going to/doing. Major sports teams for sport fans. Family friendly venues all around the area.
Cons: Traffic is terrible. Some areas are very high crime, so be sure you know an area before working/living there.

Key Stats for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$46,000

▼4%

▼7%

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

▲9%


▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Transport
▼1%


Machine Operation
▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 26%