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How much can a truck driver make a year?

By Zippia Expert - Oct. 12, 2021

Truck drivers make an average salary of $68,000 a year. The typical starting salary is $63,000, and after six to ten years, it increases to $72,235. An alternative to getting paid an annual salary is to be paid per mile driven. The average for that is.48 to.75 cents a mile, up to 6,000 miles per week.

A truck driver who owns his own truck(s)can average $154,475 a year -- the top earners average $300,000 and the lower 25% average $95,453. A close second is a luxury hauler truck driver who can earn up to $100,000 annually.

Truck driver pay largely depends on where the job is, the cost of living experiences, the size of the truck and the distance covered), the degree of danger in the job, and which company you're hauling for or whether you own your own truck. Some truck drivers can make over $100,000 a year, but usually, this requires some added dangers and challenges.

For example, ice road trucking pays very well, between $30,000 and $40,000 for three months of work, but it is probably one of the most dangerous trucking jobs out there.

Other good-paying but dangerous trucking jobs include; hazmat hauling (Mean salary: $57,530) (move materials like gases, flammable liquids, or corrosive substances) and oversize load hauling (Mean salary: $54,000).

As of 2018, The United States is currently facing a truck driver shortage and has over 60,000 positions that need to be filled. The high demand for truck drivers has led some companies to begin offering $80,000 to start. Some trucking companies are so desperate for drivers that they are also offering signing bonuses and automatic pay raises.

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