Truck Driver Heavy Salary

Heavy Truck Drivers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.41 per hour. Cash earnings for Heavy Truck Drivers — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $59K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and close to one-half have dental, too. Most Heavy Truck Drivers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,509 - $69,704
$30K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,112
10%
50%
90%

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$12.66 - $23.35
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$69K
Salary $29,509 - $69,704
Bonus $203 - $2,987
Profit Sharing $482 - $5,358
Commission $65.00
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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$28,380 - $58,081
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 390
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.66 - $23.35
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.43
Overtime $17.55 - $32.75
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $203 - $2,987
Commission $65.00
Profit Sharing $482 - $5,358
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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$28,380 - $58,081
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,232

Job Description for Truck Driver Heavy

Truck drivers operate trucks (many times, 18-wheelers) to deliver goods. They may own their trucks or work for a trucking company. In addition to driving, a truck driver is expected to have some working knowledge of basic mechanical skills in case the truck breaks down on the road. Truck drivers often work long hours, logging their hours in a logbook. They are required to maintain documents indicating pickup and drop-off times, as well as stops made, gas purchases, and any other important details about the trip.

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Truck Driver Heavy Tasks

  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.
  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.

Truck Driver Heavy Pay By Employer

$0$69K

$37,492

$56,972

Common Career Paths for Truck Driver Heavy


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As Heavy Truck Drivers transition into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Operations Managers earn $59K on average per year. Heavy Truck Drivers most often move into positions as Dump Truck Drivers or Concrete Mixing Truck Drivers. Dump Truck Drivers actually earn $5K less on average, however, and Concrete Mixing Truck Drivers earn $4K less per year than Heavy Truck Drivers do.

Truck Driver Heavy Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver Heavy

Pay by Experience for a Truck Driver Heavy has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Driver Heavy with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 386 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Driver Heavy 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 242 salaries. An experienced Truck Driver Heavy which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 306 salaries. A Truck Driver Heavy with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 180 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,401

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Heavy Truck Drivers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Heavy Truck Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+12 percent), Oklahoma City (+7 percent), San Francisco (+6 percent), and Detroit (+5 percent). Tampa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Birmingham and Columbus (12 percent lower).

Truck Driver Heavy Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Truck Driver Heavy?

Truck Driver Heavy in New Holland:
"Long days 9-10 hours."
Pros: When crushing plant is down I can do maintenance work.
Cons: Sitting in truck long hours with no breaks.

Truck Driver Heavy in mpumalanga:
Pros: Working 3 weeks and 1week of.
Cons: Working 3 different shifts.

Truck Driver Heavy in Shelby:
"Driver."
Pros: I like the physical activity aspect of the job.
Cons: I do not like the compensation.

Truck Driver Heavy in Bethel Park:
"Some good some bad."
Pros: Outdoors, own my own lots of time, physical position.
Cons: Difficult job sites to maneuver, other drivers cutting me off to avoid being behind me. Rainy days.

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Key Stats for Truck Driver Heavy

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Truck Driver Heavy Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$40,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Truck Driver Heavy Salaries

▲16%

hazmat
▲16%

Logistics
▲16%

Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
▲14%

Machine Operation
▲11%


Customer Service
▲1%

National Average
$40,000

CDL
▼1%

heavy lifting
▼4%

Cdl class B
▼9%

Driver/Core Development
▼12%

Driving
▼13%

Driver
▼18%

Forklift Operator
▼20%

forklift
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 29%