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How Much Does a Flatbed Driver Earn In The United States?

Flatbed Driver Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
$37,000
$52,000
$72,000
The average flatbed driver makes about $52,183 per year. That's $25.09 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $37,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $72,000. Many of flatbed drivers seem to be drawn to transportation and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case flatbed drivers tend to work at retail, manufacturing, and transportation companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that North Dakota, New York and Rhode Island pay flatbed drivers the highest salaries.
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Where Flatbed Drivers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Flatbed Drivers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to North Dakota, New York and Rhode Island, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for flatbed drivers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Ohio, Alabama, and West Virginia.
Location
City
Average Salary

Reading, PA

Salary Range53k - 81k$66k$65,677

Salt Lake City, UT

Salary Range48k - 79k$62k$62,192

Memphis, TN

Salary Range47k - 80k$62k$61,858

Seattle, WA

Salary Range50k - 74k$61k$60,931

Richmond, VA

Salary Range48k - 76k$61k$60,783

Austin, MN

Salary Range46k - 77k$60k$59,963

Greensboro, NC

Salary Range46k - 76k$60k$59,875

Chicago, IL

Salary Range45k - 76k$59k$59,013

Des Moines, IA

Salary Range45k - 76k$59k$58,897

Portland, OR

Salary Range46k - 69k$57k$56,566
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$81k

High Paying Flatbed Driver Jobs

Which Companies Pay Flatbed Drivers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a flatbed driver, being employed by a company such as A. Duie Pyle or Ryerson would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like South Shore Educational Collaborative and Mohawk Industries also report highly competitive salaries for flatbed drivers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
A. Duie Pyle
Salary Range63k - 77k$70k$70,111
Ryerson
Salary Range59k - 66k$63k$63,156
South Shore Educational Collaborative
Salary Range48k - 72k$59k$59,329
Mohawk Industries
Salary Range45k - 77k$59k$59,173
Hornady Transportation
Salary Range46k - 69k$57k$57,194
McElroy Truck Lines
Salary Range46k - 68k$56k$56,357
Ryder System
Salary Range46k - 65k$55k$55,090
Decker Logistics
Salary Range45k - 64k$54k$54,224
PGT Trucking
Salary Range43k - 64k$53k$52,934
Hornady
Salary Range45k - 60k$53k$52,588
$39k
$77k

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Flatbed Driver Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Flatbed Driver Salaries

    The salary for a flatbed driver can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. 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.

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    $80,000
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    $80,871
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    Jacksonville, FL
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    01/26/2021
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    $67,828
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    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland, OH
    01/25/2021
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    $80,000
    $80,000
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    CDL A Flatbed Drivers
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    Omaha, NE
    Omaha, NE
    01/25/2021
    01/25/2021
    $80,000
    $80,000
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    CDL A Flatbed Drivers
    CDL A Flatbed Drivers
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Oklahoma City, OK
    01/25/2021
    01/25/2021
    $80,000
    $80,000
    01/25/2021
    CDL A Flatbed Drivers
    CDL A Flatbed Drivers
    South Bend, IN
    South Bend, IN
    01/25/2021
    01/25/2021
    $80,000
    $80,000
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