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Updated February 9, 2022
Average Local Truck Driver Salary
$56,000 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
$27.28 hourly

Entry level Salary
$39,000 yearly
$39,000
10 %
$56,000
Median
$82,000
90 %
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What is a Local Truck Driver's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$82,000$6,833$39
75th Percentile$69,000$5,750$33
Average$56,748$4,729$27
25th Percentile$46,000$3,833$22
10th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19

Average Local Truck Driver Salary By State

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

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Local Truck Driver average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$50,397$24.234,864
Alaska$54,574$26.2488
Arizona$56,576$27.203,982
Arkansas$53,415$25.683,897
California$61,008$29.3324,938
Colorado$54,360$26.135,957
Connecticut$65,197$31.341,705
Delaware$63,187$30.381,566
District of Columbia$61,694$29.66202
Florida$54,095$26.015,083
Georgia$54,295$26.1016,599
Hawaii$64,990$31.2567
Idaho$53,561$25.751,343
Illinois$58,865$28.3020,396
Indiana$54,063$25.999,764
Iowa$53,407$25.685,347
Kansas$54,805$26.355,158
Kentucky$52,271$25.136,832
Louisiana$57,480$27.634,582
Maine$56,761$27.29695
Maryland$58,766$28.255,371
Massachusetts$62,184$29.902,515
Michigan$58,444$28.106,335
Minnesota$59,373$28.545,092
Mississippi$52,329$25.164,202
Missouri$50,885$24.468,151
Montana$66,651$32.04686
Nebraska$52,615$25.302,648
Nevada$59,116$28.421,230
New Hampshire$65,987$31.72691
New Jersey$64,411$30.973,415
New Mexico$53,947$25.942,225
New York$64,912$31.2111,080
North Carolina$50,185$24.138,387
North Dakota$63,597$30.58358
Ohio$54,763$26.3318,732
Oklahoma$54,452$26.184,637
Oregon$61,937$29.782,492
Pennsylvania$61,365$29.5015,090
Rhode Island$66,392$31.92627
South Carolina$50,598$24.337,059
South Dakota$53,166$25.56546
Tennessee$52,289$25.147,227
Texas$56,475$27.1524,032
Utah$48,659$23.393,484
Vermont$60,393$29.04512
Virginia$54,326$26.1212,082
Washington$61,375$29.513,148
West Virginia$49,452$23.774,118
Wisconsin$59,586$28.655,546
Wyoming$63,408$30.48543

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Highest Paying Cities For Local Truck Driver

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Hartford, CT$65,407$31.45
Newark, NJ$64,704$31.11
Newark, DE$63,340$30.45
Newark, CA$62,571$30.08
Springfield, MA$62,284$29.94
Bethlehem, PA$62,273$29.94

How much does a Local Truck Driver make?

The average Local Truck Driver salary is $56,748 per year, or $27.28 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $82,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Montana, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Hawaii provide the highest Local Truck Driver salaries.

Average Local Truck Driver Salary Over Time

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    Local Truck Driver Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$56,700$27.28+4.0%
    2021$54,500$26.20+3.5%
    2020$52,600$25.29+2.7%
    2019$51,100$24.59+2.7%
    2018$49,800$23.93+2.6%

    How Much Do Local Truck Drivers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, Local Truck Driver salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Automotive, Transportation, and Manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Local Truck Drivers. For example, Local Truck Drivers make a whopping average salary of $55,625 while working for Automotive companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $54,643 at Transportation companies and $52,155 at Manufacturing companies. But Local Truck Drivers may want to avoid working in the Hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $50,958.

    Highest Paying Industries For Local Truck Drivers

    RankIndustryAverage Local Truck Driver SalaryLocal Truck Driver Salary Range
    1Automotive
    $55,625
    $41k
    $68k
    2Transportation
    $54,643
    $41k
    $68k
    3Manufacturing
    $52,155
    $41k
    $68k
    4Hospitality
    $50,958
    $41k
    $68k

    High Paying Local Truck Driver Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Local Truck Driver Salary
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Class A Driver

    Avg. salary: $59,563

    A Class A driver is a professional driver who has acquired a commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate trucks or commercial vehicles to transport materials and heavy equipment. Class A drivers are required to plan over-the-road (OTR) travel by using GPS and ensure that they follow bulk cargo transportation laws, regulations, and guidelines. They must conduct proper maintenance of the company vehicles and provide accurate daily logs to stay in compliance with the company's regulations. Class A drivers should also know how to operate equipment such as citizen band (CB) radios and telephones.
    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.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    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
    CDL Class A Driver$57,901$4,825$27.84925,409
    Class A Driver$59,564$4,964$28.64933,458
    CDL Driver$58,020$4,835$27.891,030,724
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    Local Truck Driver Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Local 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 Local Truck Drivers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a Local Truck Driver, being employed by a company such as Walmart or Air Products and Chemicals would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like C.R. England and Marten Transport also report highly competitive salaries for Local Truck Drivers.

    Highest Paying Companies For Local Truck Drivers

    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Local Truck Driver SalaryAverage Salary
    1$82,144
    2$77,295
    3$71,487
    4$71,089
    5$70,426
    6$68,846

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

    1. Knight Transportation Jobs (49)
    2. Florida Rock & Tank Lines Jobs (86)
    3. Cowan Systems Jobs (71)
    4. Averitt Express Jobs (111)
    5. Carter Express Jobs (75)

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    Recently Added Local Truck Driver Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Apple Valley WasteClass B Local Truck DriverWest Virginia01/31/2022$37,566
    Knight TransportationLocal Dedicated Truck Driving Job | Denver, Co | Home DailyDenver, CO01/31/2022$65,000
    Apple Valley WasteClass B Local Truck DriverSunbury, PA01/30/2022$37,566
    Apple Valley WasteClass B Local Roll Off Truck DriverBaltimore, MD01/30/2022$37,566
    EVO TransportationClass A Local Truck Driver, Great PayIndianapolis, IN01/29/2022$55,306
    Premier TransportationLocal Truck Drivers-Home DailySpringfield, MA01/29/2022$62,000
    Iron MountainLocal Box Truck DriverAsheville, NC01/29/2022$37,566
    ReadyrefreshLocal Truck DriverLivonia, MI01/28/2022$44,500
    J.B. Hunt TransportLocal Truck DriverSacramento, CA01/28/2022$65,000
    Blue Triton BrandsLocal Truck DriverHouston, TX01/28/2022$48,900

    Average Local Truck Driver Salary by Demographic

    Local Truck Driver Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $57,087
    female-income
    Female Income
    $49,968
    GenderIncome
    Male$57,087
    Female$49,968
    Median Local Truck Driver Income by Race
    White Local Truck Drivers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White Local Truck Drivers have the lowest average salary at $52,608.
    $55,000
    $44,000
    $33,000
    $22,000
    $11,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Local Truck Driver Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$54,365
    Black or African American$52,853
    Asian$53,793
    Hispanic or Latino$54,020
    Average Local Truck Driver Salary by Education Level
    Local Truck Drivers with a High School Diploma degree earn more than those without, at $57,087 annually. With a Associate degree, Local Truck Drivers earn a median annual income of $57,034 compared to $55,665 for Local Truck Drivers with an Bachelors degree.
    $60,000
    $48,000
    $36,000
    $24,000
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    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Local Truck Driver Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$57,087
    Bachelor's Degree$55,665
    Some College/ Associate Degree$57,034