This question is about truck driver salaries.
A normal truck driver makes anywhere from $25,740 per year up to $70,000 per year, with a median income of $39,520.
Many companies pay their truck drivers by the mile -
The average truck driver's pay per mile is between 28 and 40 cents per mile.
Most drivers complete between 2,000 and 3,000 miles per week.
That translates into average weekly pay ranging from $560 to $1,200.
If you drove all 52 weeks in a year at those rates, you would earn between $29,120 and $62,400.
The average pay for a truck driver is impacted by the company the driver works for, whether they are solo drivers, team drivers, or independent contractors. Variations in pay also reflect the type of truck you drive, either refrigerated (reefer), flatbed, or tanker.
Refrigerated solo company drivers earn 44- 49 cents per mile. A refrigerated company driver typically logs between 2,400 and 2,800 miles in a week and would earn between $1,128 and $1,316.
If they drove the same distance for the entire 52-week year, total earnings would range between $58,656 and $68,432.
Flatbed solo company drivers earn 46 cents per mile. Similar to the example above, a flatbed driver typically drives between 2,200 and 2,600 miles in a week and would earn $968 to $1,144. Over 52 weeks, earnings would reach $50,336 to $59,488.
Tanker solo company drivers earn 51 cents per mile. If the driver were to complete a typical 1,800 to 2,200 miles a week, earnings would range from $882 to $1,078 per week and $45,864 to $56,056 for 52 weeks.