CDL Class A Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$58,000
$35,000
Min 10%
$58,000
Median 50%
$97,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Reddaway
Highest Paying City
Aurora, IL
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a cdl class a driver make?
The national average salary for a CDL Class A Driver in the United States is $58,555 per year or $28.15 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $97,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $35,000 per year. Construction companies and Retail companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. New Jersey, Rhode Island, Illinois, Connecticut, and Delaware have the highest paying CDL Class A Driver jobs. The typical tenure for a CDL Class A Driver is 2.9 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
CDL Driver
$42,917

Average CDL Class A Driver Salary By Location

CDL Class A Drivers in the United States of America make on average $58,555 a year or $28.15 per hour. Aurora, IL reports the highest CDL Class A Driver salaries at $73,433 per year. The Aurora, IL average entry-level salary for CDL Class A Drivers is $34,000. New Jersey, Rhode Island, Illinois, Connecticut, and Delaware are the states with the highest payscale for CDL Class A Drivers. Arkansas, Maine, Idaho, Florida, and Alaska are the lowest earners.

Map of CDL Class A Driver Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where CDL Class A Drivers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average CDL Class A Driver Salary By Company

CDL Class A Driver jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for CDL Class A Drivers are Construction companies and Retail companies. CDL Class A Drivers at Reddaway and Staples report the highest salaries. Companies like Sysco and Alan Ritchey also report very competitive wages for CDL Class A Drivers.
Company
Average Salary
$86,142
$86k
$86,047
$86k
$85,117
$85k
$81,394
$81k

Average CDL Class A Driver Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a CDL Class A Driver works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Transportation companies, Manufacturing companies, and Construction companies tend to have the highest salaries for CDL Class A Drivers. Transportation companies pay their CDL Class A Drivers the highest wages, averaging $59,866 per year. Manufacturing companies and Construction companies pay well too, at $58,429 and $53,857, respectively. At $53,375, the average salary for CDL Class A Drivers in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Transportation
Transportation
$59,866
$60k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$58,429
$58k
Construction
Construction
$53,857
$54k
Retail
Retail
$53,375
$53k

CDL Class A Driver Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

CDL Class A Driver Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a CDL Class A Driver can range from $42,440 to $74,536 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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$50,088
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