The highest-paying truck driving job is an owner-operated truck driver. A truck driver who own his own truck(s)can average $154,475 a year. The tops earners average $300,000 and the lower 25% average $95,453. A close second is 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 trick drivers can makeover showcasing $100,000 a year, but this is more of an exception than the rule.
For example, ice road trucking is paid very well, between $30,000 and $40,000 for 3-months of work but it is probably one of the most dangerous trucking jobs out there. Other high-paying, but also 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).