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Updated February 9, 2022
Average Haul Truck Driver Salary
$60,000 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$29.07 hourly

Entry level Salary
$40,000 yearly
$40,000
10 %
$60,000
Median
$90,000
90 %
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What is a Haul Truck Driver's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$90,000$7,500$43
75th Percentile$74,000$6,167$36
Average$60,457$5,038$29
25th Percentile$48,000$4,000$23
10th Percentile$40,000$3,333$19

Average Haul Truck Driver Salary By State

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Haul Truck Driver average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$57,715$27.755,965
Alaska$55,519$26.6985
Arizona$65,363$31.423,385
Arkansas$52,351$25.173,535
California$59,166$28.4520,907
Colorado$53,873$25.904,946
Connecticut$68,825$33.091,673
Delaware$58,727$28.231,461
District of Columbia$75,021$36.07146
Florida$47,361$22.774,442
Georgia$49,494$23.808,561
Hawaii$68,789$33.0752
Idaho$60,386$29.031,149
Illinois$66,275$31.8615,161
Indiana$50,793$24.4211,284
Iowa$51,818$24.914,795
Kansas$63,362$30.464,488
Kentucky$62,715$30.156,133
Louisiana$64,100$30.824,031
Maine$62,262$29.93651
Maryland$57,765$27.774,783
Massachusetts$70,265$33.782,114
Michigan$60,695$29.189,850
Minnesota$65,295$31.394,329
Mississippi$63,675$30.613,793
Missouri$54,527$26.217,047
Montana$66,837$32.13571
Nebraska$56,086$26.962,304
Nevada$69,970$33.641,080
New Hampshire$65,965$31.71625
New Jersey$65,248$31.373,212
New Mexico$56,288$27.061,890
New York$70,973$34.129,192
North Carolina$54,320$26.127,450
North Dakota$70,988$34.13320
Ohio$60,972$29.3113,912
Oklahoma$58,911$28.324,017
Oregon$71,073$34.172,120
Pennsylvania$64,754$31.1313,166
Rhode Island$71,718$34.48578
South Carolina$45,890$22.065,406
South Dakota$57,433$27.61493
Tennessee$63,073$30.326,517
Texas$51,133$24.5828,363
Utah$64,561$31.042,917
Vermont$61,077$29.36472
Virginia$60,022$28.8610,449
Washington$70,084$33.695,820
West Virginia$54,530$26.223,706
Wisconsin$63,249$30.414,956
Wyoming$75,597$36.34518

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Highest Paying Cities For Haul Truck Driver

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Cheyenne, WY$73,634$35.40
Buffalo, NY$71,815$34.53
Portland, OR$70,772$34.02
Vancouver, WA$70,548$33.92
Boston, MA$70,287$33.79
Las Vegas, NV$69,709$33.51

How much does a Haul Truck Driver make?

The average Haul Truck Driver salary is $60,457 per year, or $29.07 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $40,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $90,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Wyoming, Rhode Island, Oregon, North Dakota, and New York provide the highest Haul Truck Driver salaries.

Average Haul Truck Driver Salary Over Time

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    Haul Truck Driver Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$60,500$29.07+4.0%
    2021$58,100$27.91+3.5%
    2020$56,000$26.94+2.7%
    2019$54,500$26.20+2.7%
    2018$53,000$25.50+2.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Haul Truck Driver Salary
    A contract driver mainly provides transport services on a contractual basis. Their duties typically depend on their contract or place of employment; they may deliver goods or provide private transport to clients. When it comes to delivering goods, a contract driver must adhere to schedules and guidelines, maintain documents, and coordinate with clients. Furthermore, a contract driver must perform regular maintenance checks on their vehicles and abide by the traffic laws and regulations to maintain a safe and efficient work environment.
    CDL Class A Driver

    Avg. salary: $57,900

    A CDL Class A driver is a driver with a Class A commercial driver's license. A commercial driver's license is necessary to operate large, heavy, and placarded vehicles. There are several classifications of a commercial driver's license, and Class A is for a car towing a trailer with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds (5 t). Drivers with this type of license are entitled to operate a commercial motor vehicle such as passenger buses, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and dump trucks. They have the choice to add endorsements to their CDL, which allows them to operate particular types of commercial motor vehicles.
    CDL Driver

    Avg. salary: $58,020

    A CDL driver is responsible for the transportation of goods from the manufacturing warehouse to specific store locations. CDL drivers' duties include inspecting the items before and after the delivery to ensure that the orders are correct with the right quantity, providing proof of delivery from the receiving customers, following the delivery schedule and report any delays immediately, monitoring the vehicle's engine for efficiency, and escalating concerns of incorrect deliveries and defective items. A CDL driver must have excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills, following safety procedures and road rules at all times.
    Driver

    Avg. salary: $32,528

    Drivers are responsible for safely transporting people, packages, or goods from one destination to another. They should be familiar with the different routes that may be taken to reach the desired goal. They should be expert navigators and may use navigation apps to help them along the way. They should also be familiar with the basic mechanics of the vehicle they are using and the proper maintenance and cleaning needed to ensure that the car is running well. Drivers are expected to have excellent customer relation skills, a strong sense of direction, and superb organizations.
    Mixer Driver

    Avg. salary: $39,550

    A mixer driver is responsible for operating mixer trucks to deliver construction materials and concrete mixtures to construction and industrial site. Mixer drivers must inspect the condition of the truck's engine before and after operations to ensure its stability and performance that would prevent operational delays and avoid potential hazards. They should also dispense the mixtures properly and clean spills after delivery. A mixer driver must have excellent organizational skills to control the truck safely and ensure that the correct materials are delivered.
    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road

    Avg. salary: $68,874

    A truck driver-over-the-road (OTR) is a professional driver who specializes in hauling items such as heavy freight, machinery, or construction materials from a home terminal to delivery points. OTR truck drivers usually spend more time on the road due to the long distances they are required to reach. To avoid vehicular breakdowns and delays, OTR drivers are required to inspect their trucks and review shipping and transport documents. They are also responsible for unloading freights and collect charges from customers.
    Contract Driver

    Avg. salary: $41,239

    A contract driver mainly provides transport services on a contractual basis. Their duties typically depend on their contract or place of employment; they may deliver goods or provide private transport to clients. When it comes to delivering goods, a contract driver must adhere to schedules and guidelines, maintain documents, and coordinate with clients. Furthermore, a contract driver must perform regular maintenance checks on their vehicles and abide by the traffic laws and regulations to maintain a safe and efficient work environment.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    CDL Class A Driver$57,901$4,825$27.84925,409
    CDL Driver$58,020$4,835$27.891,030,724
    Driver$32,528$2,711$15.641,204,311
    Mixer Driver$39,550$3,296$19.011,034,045
    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road$68,875$5,740$33.11929,666
    Contract Driver$41,240$3,437$19.831,147,458
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    Haul Truck Driver Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Haul 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.

    Which Companies Pay Haul Truck Drivers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a Haul Truck Driver, being employed by a company such as Knight Transportation or Tyson Foods would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Hogan Transportation Companies and FirstFleet, also report highly competitive salaries for Haul Truck Drivers.

    And if you're looking for a job, here are the five top employers hiring now:

    1. Walmart Jobs (15)
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    4. Knight Transportation Jobs (93)
    5. May Trucking Jobs (16)

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    Recently Added Haul Truck Driver Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    Average Haul Truck Driver Salary by Demographic

    Haul Truck Driver Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $60,852
    female-income
    Female Income
    $52,626
    GenderIncome
    Male$60,852
    Female$52,626
    Median Haul Truck Driver Income by Race
    White Haul Truck Drivers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White Haul Truck Drivers have the lowest average salary at $55,676.
    $60,000
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    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Haul Truck Driver Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$57,707
    Black or African American$55,958
    Asian$57,045
    Hispanic or Latino$57,308
    Average Haul Truck Driver Salary by Education Level
    Haul Truck Drivers with a High School Diploma degree earn more than those without, at $60,852 annually. With a Associate degree, Haul Truck Drivers earn a median annual income of $60,791 compared to $59,201 for Haul Truck Drivers with an Bachelors degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Haul Truck Driver Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$60,852
    Bachelor's Degree$59,201
    Some College/ Associate Degree$60,791