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Operator And Truck Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$104,000
$31,000
$104,000
$346,000
Operators and truck driver in the United States make an average salary of $104,438 per year or $50.21 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $346,000. If you like following the crowd, transportation and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out transportation, energy, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Delaware provide the highest operator and truck driver salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$174,722
Newark, NJ
$160,753
New York, NY
$158,288
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Map of Operator And Truck Driver Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Operators And Truck Driver earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Operator And Truck Driver Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for operators and truck driver. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Utah, North Dakota, and Alaska.

City
Average Salary
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$174,722
$175k
Newark, NJ
Newark, NJ
$160,753
$161k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$158,288
$158k
Allentown, PA
Allentown, PA
$154,499
$154k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$154,320
$154k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$153,092
$153k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$150,116
$150k
Columbus, IN
Columbus, IN
$146,489
$146k
Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH
$144,631
$145k
Bowling Green, KY
Bowling Green, KY
$143,111
$143k

High Paying Operator And Truck Driver Jobs

Average Operator And Truck Driver Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an operator and truck driver, working for Carrier or XPO Logistics might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Roadrunner Transportation Systems and United Parcel Service report highly competitive salaries for operators and truck driver.

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Operator And Truck Driver Salary History

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    Average Operator And Truck Driver Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, operator and truck driver salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that transportation, energy, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for operators and truck driver. For example, operators and truck driver make a whopping average salary of $118,660 while working for transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $116,413 at energy companies and $102,673 at manufacturing companies. But operators and truck driver may want to avoid working in the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $86,176.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $118,660
    $119k
    Energy
    Energy
    $116,413
    $116k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $102,673
    $103k
    Utilities
    Utilities
    $98,743
    $99k
    Retail
    Retail
    $90,299
    $90k
    Construction
    Construction
    $86,176
    $86k

    Operator And Truck Driver Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an operator and 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.

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    Milwaukee, WI
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    $234,788
    $234,788
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    $200,000
    $200,000
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    Sioux Falls, SD
    Sioux Falls, SD
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    $234,788
    $234,788
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    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    10/30/2020
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    $234,788
    $234,788
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    Omaha, NE
    Omaha, NE
    10/30/2020
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    $234,788
    $234,788
    10/30/2020
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    Sugar Land, TX
    Sugar Land, TX
    10/29/2020
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    $130,438
    $130,438
    10/29/2020
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    Memphis, TN
    Memphis, TN
    10/27/2020
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    $150,000
    $150,000
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    Owner Operator & Lease Purchase Truck Drivers
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    Minneapolis, MN
    Minneapolis, MN
    10/27/2020
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    $234,788
    $234,788
    10/27/2020
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    Gulf Winds
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    Southaven, MS
    Southaven, MS
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/27/2020
    Owner Operator Truck Driver-Local and Regional Runs!
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    Bloomington, IN
    Bloomington, IN
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $156,525
    $156,525
    10/27/2020