CDL Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$42,000
$26,000
Min 10%
$42,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Reddaway
Highest Paying City
Newark, NJ
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a cdl driver make?
As a CDL Driver in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $42,917 per year or $20.63 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 42,000. The top 10 percent earn over $68,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $26,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for CDL Drivers are in Transportation companies and Utilities companies. The best states for high paying CDL Driver jobs are Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Delaware. The typical tenure for a CDL Driver is 3.0 years.
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Average CDL Driver Salary By Location

As a CDL Driver in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $42,917 per year or $20.63 per hour. Newark, NJ reports the highest CDL Driver salaries at $62,693 per year. The average starting salary in Newark, NJ for CDL Drivers is $30,000. The highest earning states when it comes to CDL Driver salaries are Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Delaware. Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of CDL Driver Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average CDL Driver Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a CDL Driver makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for CDL Drivers are in Transportation companies and Utilities companies. Companies like Reddaway or Sysco will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like A. Duie Pyle and PITT OHIO also pay high salaries to their CDL Drivers.

Average CDL Driver Pay By Industry

CDL Driver salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Professional companies, and Transportation companies pay higher-than-average wages for CDL Drivers. Manufacturing companies pay CDL Drivers an average salary of $49,645, Professional companies pay $44,773, and Transportation companys come in at $44,065. The average salary for CDL Drivers in the Utilities industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $35,605.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$49,645
$50k
Professional
Professional
$44,773
$45k
Transportation
Transportation
$44,065
$44k
Retail
Retail
$42,765
$43k
Construction
Construction
$37,449
$37k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$37,234
$37k
Utilities
Utilities
$35,605
$36k

CDL Driver Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

CDL Driver Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a CDL Driver can range from $31,106 to $54,631 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.

Recently Added CDL Driver Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Hirelevel
Hirelevel
CDL Driver
CDL Driver
04/29/2020
04/29/2020
$25,044
$25,044
Driver-Relief Schedule Geobox-Days-CDL A Required
Driver-Relief Schedule Geobox-Days-CDL A Required
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$42,888
$42,888
Driver-Relief Schedule Geobox-CDL A Required Prior To Interview
Driver-Relief Schedule Geobox-CDL A Required Prior To Interview
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$38,923
$38,923
Driver-Relief Schedule Geobox Rotating Shifts/Cdl A Required)
Driver-Relief Schedule Geobox Rotating Shifts/Cdl A Required)
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$49,149
$49,149
Driver Trainee Earn Your CDL
Driver Trainee Earn Your CDL
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$31,305
$31,305
Cdl-A Driver
Cdl-A Driver
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$80,000
$80,000
CDL B Driver
CDL B Driver
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$41,740
$41,740
Clear Employer Services
Clear Employer Services
CDL Driver
CDL Driver
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$41,740
$41,740
Cdl-A Driver
Cdl-A Driver
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$80,000
$80,000
Driver Cdl-A AVG
Driver Cdl-A AVG
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$65,000
$65,000