Updated August 22, 2022

Average Commercial Truck Driver Salary

$64,512yearly

$31.02 hourly

Entry level Salary
$41,000 yearly
$41,000
10 %
$64,512
Median
$100,000
90 %

How much does a Commercial Truck Driver make?

Commercial truck drivers make $64,512 per year on average, or $31.02 per hour, in the United States. Commercial truck drivers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $41,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $100,000.

Location impacts how much a commercial truck driver can expect to make. Commercial truck drivers make the most in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and North Dakota.

Highest Paying States For Commercial Truck Drivers

The darker areas on the map show where commercial truck drivers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Commercial Truck Driver average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Kentucky$69,328$33.337,447
2Mississippi$69,558$33.443,738
3Pennsylvania$72,474$34.8413,080
4Oklahoma$68,304$32.845,115
5North Dakota$69,910$33.611,416
6Missouri$68,463$32.918,982
7Indiana$67,129$32.2710,591
8Delaware$71,232$34.251,804
9Kansas$66,106$31.785,772
10Alabama$65,657$31.577,539
11New York$75,089$36.1012,840
12Georgia$66,861$32.1418,679
13Illinois$68,920$33.1318,509
14Ohio$64,810$31.1620,635
15Tennessee$65,862$31.667,862
16North Carolina$66,723$32.089,418
17New Jersey$74,628$35.883,711
18Arkansas$63,557$30.564,389
19Iowa$64,494$31.015,724
20Minnesota$68,144$32.765,606
21Wisconsin$65,081$31.296,083
22Texas$65,326$31.4127,384
23Wyoming$64,952$31.23592
24South Carolina$63,480$30.528,008
25District of Columbia$76,247$36.66274
26Maryland$67,625$32.516,022
27Louisiana$63,429$30.495,219
28Nebraska$62,704$30.152,921
29South Dakota$60,916$29.291,548
30West Virginia$57,783$27.783,719
31California$64,691$31.1029,124
32Arizona$63,465$30.514,543
33Connecticut$65,012$31.261,968
34Rhode Island$62,703$30.15671
35Virginia$62,577$30.098,562
36Michigan$60,036$28.867,132
37Alaska$59,944$28.82119
38Utah$60,572$29.122,019
39Vermont$60,305$28.99562
40New Hampshire$61,718$29.67760
41Nevada$59,410$28.561,381
42Hawaii$60,242$28.96100
43New Mexico$54,377$26.142,416
44Massachusetts$60,808$29.232,751
45Washington$59,429$28.573,646
46Colorado$58,527$28.143,673
47Oregon$57,008$27.412,838
48Montana$55,053$26.47718
49Maine$54,832$26.36723
50Idaho$51,937$24.971,502
51Florida$56,350$27.095,898

Highest Paying Cities For Commercial Truck Drivers

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1New York, NY$75,383$36.24
2Newark, NJ$74,441$35.79
3Philadelphia, PA$72,798$35.00
4Newark, DE$71,199$34.23
5Columbus, MS$69,712$33.52
6Richmond, KY$69,550$33.44
7Chicago, IL$69,037$33.19
8Saint Louis, MO$68,923$33.14
9Oklahoma City, OK$68,290$32.83
10Minneapolis, MN$68,220$32.80
11Baltimore, MD$67,729$32.56
12Columbus, IN$67,254$32.33
13Jacksonville, NC$67,150$32.28
14Atlanta, GA$66,915$32.17
15Cleveland, TN$66,308$31.88

Commercial Truck Driver Salary Details

Average Commercial Truck Driver Salary Graph
Average Commercial Truck Driver Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Commercial Truck Driver's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$100,000$8,333$48
75th Percentile$81,000$6,750$39
Average$64,512$5,376$31
25th Percentile$51,000$4,250$25
10th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
CDL Driver$63,112$5,259$30.34784,044
Van Driver$36,254$3,021$17.43791,293
Truck Driver-Over-The-Road$69,158$5,763$33.25689,630
Mixer Driver$52,004$4,334$25.00990,295
Tank Driver$51,471$4,289$24.75783,401
Truck Driver Class A$63,270$5,272$30.42709,900

Which Companies Pay Commercial Truck Drivers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Tyson Foods and The Dart Network are the highest paying companies for commercial truck drivers.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Tyson Foods$77,885$37.442,870
2The Dart Network$74,446$35.7943
3Bob's Discount Furniture$74,441$35.793
4Covenant$71,811$34.522,393
5Woodfield Country Club$71,188$34.231,021
6Werner Enterprises$71,077$34.1780
7Sysco$70,721$34.003,462
8McLane$70,376$33.83841
9Averitt Express$70,150$33.73775
10Allied Reliability$68,098$32.742
11Ace Hardware$67,984$32.6829
12Marvin and$67,230$32.321,135
13Jm$67,228$32.3237
14Ryder System$66,627$32.03588
15Carvana$66,428$31.94350
16Alliance Transportation Group$65,880$31.67
17Advance Auto Parts$65,462$31.471,808
18OnLine Transport$64,701$31.11811
19Penske Truck Leasing$64,627$31.07195
20Jk-Co$64,381$30.95288

Commercial Truck Driver Salary Trends

The salary for a commercial truck driver can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. An accountant with 0-2 years of experience earns an average salary of $51,110, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $64,512 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $79,568. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

Average Commercial Truck Driver Salary Over Time

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

    Commercial Truck Driver Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$64,500$31.02+4.0%
    2021$62,000$29.78+3.5%
    2020$59,800$28.75+2.7%
    2019$58,100$27.96+2.7%
    2018$56,600$27.21+2.6%

    Recently Added Commercial Truck Driver Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    XPO LogisticsTruck Driver Home Daily CDL AMercerville, NJ07/26/2022$60,544
    XPO LogisticsTruck Driver Home Daily CDL A In BonusesChester, VA07/26/2022$53,114
    XPO LogisticsTruck Driver Home Daily CDL A In BonusesClarkston, WA07/26/2022$54,429
    XPO LogisticsTruck Driver Home Daily CDL A In BonusesGreen Bay, WI07/26/2022$65,699
    PenskeTruck Driver-Hiker/Vehicle Transporter/CdlTukwila, WA07/26/2022$43,827
    XPO LogisticsTruck Driver Home Daily CDL AGrand Rapids, MI07/26/2022$53,114
    XPO LogisticsTruck Driver Home Daily CDL A-3Rd Shift In BonusesColorado Springs, CO07/26/2022$53,114
    XPO LogisticsTruck Driver Home Daily CDL A In BonusesWilliston, VT07/26/2022$53,114
    XPO LogisticsTruck Driver Home Daily CDL A In BonusesDes Moines, IA07/26/2022$65,699
    PenskeTruck Driver-Hiker/Vehicle Transporter/CdlRedmond, OR07/26/2022$42,784

    Commercial Truck Driver Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Commercial Truck Drivers The Most?

    New York pays Commercial Truck Drivers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $76,247 per year, or $36.66 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Commercial Truck Driver?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Commercial Truck Driver if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $75,089 per year.

    What Type Of Commercial Truck Driver Gets Paid The Most?

    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road gets paid the most. Truck Driver-Over-The-Road made a median salary of $69,158. The best-paid 10 percent make $81,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $58,000.

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