Updated August 22, 2022

Average Line Haul Driver Salary

$53,992yearly

$25.96 hourly

Entry level Salary
$37,000 yearly
$37,000
10 %
$53,992
Median
$78,000
90 %

How much does a Line Haul Driver make?

Line haul drivers make $53,992 per year on average, or $25.96 per hour, in the United States. Line haul drivers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $78,000.

Location impacts how much a line haul driver can expect to make. Line haul drivers make the most in Rhode Island, Kentucky, Connecticut, Washington, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Line Haul Drivers

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

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Line Haul Driver average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Tennessee$64,303$30.9116,222
2North Dakota$65,532$31.511,635
3Rhode Island$69,317$33.33806
4Kentucky$67,269$32.34
5South Dakota$62,861$30.221,712
6Louisiana$61,267$29.4611,343
7Washington$66,766$32.108,931
8Minnesota$63,119$30.3515,743
9Vermont$64,763$31.14620
10Kansas$64,581$31.05
11Connecticut$67,050$32.24
12Nebraska$62,658$30.123,253
13Wisconsin$61,232$29.4413,516
14Iowa$63,076$30.32
15Wyoming$61,144$29.401,214
16Massachusetts$65,717$31.59
17New Hampshire$62,924$30.25838
18Oklahoma$59,518$28.6113,386
19District of Columbia$70,018$33.66336
20Virginia$63,309$30.4416,122
21New Jersey$64,466$30.994,284
22Alabama$61,044$29.35
23Illinois$62,774$30.18
24West Virginia$56,006$26.935,030
25Maryland$63,394$30.487,091
26Montana$60,683$29.17
27Pennsylvania$57,008$27.4121,080
28Texas$57,481$27.6447,884
29Mississippi$55,866$26.865,358
30Maine$58,524$28.14856
31Colorado$61,063$29.36
32Alaska$59,169$28.45173
33Idaho$58,215$27.99
34New York$58,870$28.3015,341
35Florida$58,674$28.21
36Arizona$57,681$27.73
37Delaware$58,685$28.21
38North Carolina$53,967$25.9519,664
39Hawaii$59,543$28.63
40Oregon$55,813$26.837,401
41Michigan$53,369$25.6615,521
42Indiana$55,173$26.53
43Arkansas$54,273$26.09
44New Mexico$51,132$24.585,320
45South Carolina$47,688$22.9314,102
46Georgia$53,974$25.95
47California$53,073$25.5234,221
48Ohio$50,931$24.49
49Utah$47,871$23.014,638
50Missouri$50,475$24.27
51Nevada$49,317$23.71

Highest Paying Cities For Line Haul Drivers

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Fargo, ND$65,900$31.68
2Boston, MA$65,725$31.60
3Kansas City, KS$64,867$31.19
4Knoxville, TN$64,764$31.14
5Jersey City, NJ$64,552$31.03
6Hagerstown, MD$63,376$30.47
7Saint Paul, MN$63,130$30.35
8Des Moines, IA$62,981$30.28
9Chicago, IL$62,864$30.22
10Omaha, NE$62,843$30.21
11Milwaukee, WI$61,300$29.47
12Denver, CO$61,084$29.37
13Jacksonville, FL$60,472$29.07
14Oklahoma City, OK$59,529$28.62
15New York, NY$58,971$28.35

Line Haul Driver Salary Details

Average Line Haul Driver Salary Graph
Average Line Haul Driver Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Line Haul Driver's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$78,000$6,500$38
75th Percentile$65,000$5,417$31
Average$53,992$4,499$26
25th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
10th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Truck Driver-Over-The-Road$69,158$5,763$33.25689,630
Driver Trainer$46,074$3,839$22.15844,436
Class A Driver$56,620$4,718$27.22706,950
Company Driver$65,430$5,453$31.46708,157
Class B Driver$44,233$3,686$21.27703,020
Driver$34,771$2,898$16.721,017,998

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Old Dominion Freight Line Jobs (108)
  2. Saia Jobs (82)
  3. AAA Cooper Transportation Jobs (48)
  4. Lynden Jobs (26)
  5. UPS Jobs (101)

Which Companies Pay Line Haul Drivers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Tyson Foods and Old Dominion Freight Line are the highest paying companies for line haul drivers.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Tyson Foods$75,245$36.182,870
2Old Dominion Freight Line$70,228$33.769
3Ryder System$70,053$33.68604
4Exel Inc.$66,987$32.21419
5Saia$66,920$32.17138
6AAA Cooper Transportation$66,727$32.0823
7U&s Services, Inc.$65,485$31.4835
8Carvana$65,437$31.46340
9PDT Partners$63,347$30.461
10McLane$62,668$30.13954
11Lynden$61,960$29.79
12Sysco$61,352$29.503,528
13Bulkmatic Transport$61,239$29.44
14Rmci$60,428$29.05
15Moran Transportation Company Inc$60,405$29.0442
16UPS$59,264$28.492,732
17Dedicated Logistics$59,238$28.48
18Papa John's International$58,502$28.132,103
19United Road Services$57,799$27.792
20Schwan's$57,519$27.65131

Line Haul Driver Salary Trends

The salary for a line haul 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 $42,776, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $53,992 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $66,593. 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 Line Haul Driver Salary Over Time

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

    Line Haul Driver Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$54,000$25.96+4.0%
    2021$51,800$24.93+3.5%
    2020$50,000$24.06+2.7%
    2019$48,700$23.40+2.7%
    2018$47,400$22.77+2.6%

    Recently Added Line Haul Driver Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    The Sygma NetworkSygma-Linehaul DriverDenver, CO07/26/2022$100,343
    Dayton FreightClass A Linehaul Driver-Home DailyCrest Hill, IL07/26/2022$65,114
    Moran Transportation CorporationEvening Linehaul DriverEagan, MN07/22/2022$62,610
    Midwest Motor Express, Inc.Line-Haul DriverPortland, OR07/22/2022$70,000
    Midwest Motor Express, Inc.Line-Haul DriverOmaha, NE07/22/2022$70,000
    United Parcel ServiceLinehaul DriverChicago, IL07/21/2022$62,610
    United Parcel ServiceLinehaul DriverYork, PA07/21/2022$70,436
    ProdriversClass A Linehaul DriverPhoenix, AZ07/21/2022$54,784
    United Parcel ServiceLinehaul DriverIndianapolis, IN07/21/2022$73,045
    United Parcel ServiceLinehaul DriverLouisville, KY07/21/2022$54,262

    Line Haul Driver Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Line Haul Drivers The Most?

    Rhode Island pays Line Haul Drivers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $70,018 per year, or $33.66 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Line Haul Driver?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Line Haul Driver if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Rhode Island you should be paid close to $69,317 per year.

    What Type Of Line Haul 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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