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

Flatbed Truck Driver Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$61,000
$46,000
$61,000
$80,000
The average flatbed truck driver makes about $61,213 per year. That's $29.43 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $46,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $80,000. Many of flatbed truck drivers seem to be drawn to transportation and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case flatbed truck 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 Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York pay flatbed truck drivers the highest salaries.
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Where Flatbed Truck Drivers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Flatbed Truck Drivers Earn In Different Cities?

While a flatbed truck driver can average a salary of $61,213 per year, or $29.43 per hour, there are many opportunities for flatbed truck drivers to make more. For example, in Boston, MA you might make $81,639 per year. Other high-paying locations include Albany, NY, Newark, NJ and Des Moines, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Boston, MA where the average starting salary is $60,000. The highest paying states for flatbed truck drivers include Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Meanwhile, Iowa, West Virginia, and North Dakota offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Boston, MA
$81,639
Avg. Salary
$49k
$95k
2. Albany, NY
$77,466
Avg. Salary
$49k
$95k
3. Newark, NJ
$72,718
Avg. Salary
$49k
$95k
4. Des Moines, WA
$70,947
Avg. Salary
$49k
$95k
5. Portland, OR
$70,316
Avg. Salary
$49k
$95k
6. Las Vegas, NV
$69,844
Avg. Salary
$49k
$95k

High Paying Flatbed Truck Driver Jobs

Which Companies Pay Flatbed Truck Drivers The Most?

To earn a high income as a flatbed truck driver, working for Ruan Transport or Transportation America might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Team-One Employment Specialists and Maverick Transportation report highly competitive wages for flatbed truck drivers.
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$44k
$80k
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$44k
$80k
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$44k
$80k
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$44k
$80k
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$44k
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Flatbed Truck Driver Salary History

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    How Much Do Flatbed Truck Drivers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a flatbed truck driver can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for flatbed truck drivers tend to be found in retail, manufacturing, and transportation companies. In fact, flatbed truck drivers can make a yearly salary of $63,133 while working for retail companies.
    1. Retail
    $63,133
    Avg. Salary
    $46k
    $72k
    2. Manufacturing
    $60,661
    Avg. Salary
    $46k
    $72k
    3. Transportation
    $59,995
    Avg. Salary
    $46k
    $72k
    4. Internet
    $51,561
    Avg. Salary
    $46k
    $72k

    How Experience Affects Flatbed Truck Driver Salaries

    The salary for a flatbed truck 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.

    Recently Added Flatbed Truck Driver Salaries

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    CDL A Truck Driver-Flatbed
    CDL A Truck Driver-Flatbed
    Nashville, TN
    Nashville, TN
    01/29/2021
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    $45,914
    $45,914
    01/29/2021
    Class A CDL-Dedicated Flatbed Truck Driver
    Class A CDL-Dedicated Flatbed Truck Driver
    Huntsville, AL
    Huntsville, AL
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $70,400
    $70,400
    01/29/2021
    Class A CDL-Dedicated Flatbed Truck Driver-Primesource
    Class A CDL-Dedicated Flatbed Truck Driver-Primesource
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $59,945
    $59,945
    01/29/2021
    Dedicated Flatbed Truck Driver-Primesource
    Dedicated Flatbed Truck Driver-Primesource
    Ione, OR
    Ione, OR
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $64,262
    $64,262
    01/28/2021
    Kaiser Transport
    Kaiser Transport
    In-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    In-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    In-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Hope, IN
    Hope, IN
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $78,000
    $78,000
    01/27/2021
    Kaiser Transport
    Kaiser Transport
    Iowa-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Iowa-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Iowa-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Bode, IA
    Bode, IA
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $78,000
    $78,000
    01/27/2021
    Kaiser Transport
    Kaiser Transport
    WY-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    WY-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    WY-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Wyoming
    Wyoming
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $78,000
    $78,000
    01/27/2021
    Kaiser Transport
    Kaiser Transport
    NY-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    NY-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    NY-OTR Coast To Coast-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Fine, NY
    Fine, NY
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $78,000
    $78,000
    01/27/2021
    Kaiser Transport
    Kaiser Transport
    Illinois-OTR-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Illinois-OTR-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Illinois-OTR-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Kane, IL
    Kane, IL
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $78,000
    $78,000
    01/27/2021
    Kaiser Transport
    Kaiser Transport
    ST Louis-OTR-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    ST Louis-OTR-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    ST Louis-OTR-Long Haul-Open Deck/Flatbed Company Truck Drivers
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $78,000
    $78,000
    01/27/2021