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Over The Road Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$60,000
$41,000
$60,000
$88,000
Did you know that the average over the road driver makes $60,434 per year? That's valued at $29.05 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $41,000 and $88,000, meaning over the road drivers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most over the road drivers find a job with transportation and retail companies, while others work for transportation, manufacturing, and retail companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut are the top states in the U.S. to pay over the road drivers the highest salaries.
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Map of Over The Road Driver Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Over The Road Drivers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Over The Road Driver Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an over the road driver is roughly $60,434 per year, which boils down to $29.05 per hour. Interestingly enough, over the road drivers have the highest salaries in Jackson, NJ at about $78,365 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Jackson, NJ is $39,000. Additionally, over the road drivers make more than the average salary in New York, NY, Hagerstown, MD, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, and Cincinnati, OH. On a more broad level, over the road driver salaries are highest in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. On the contrary, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Idaho offer the lowest over the road driver salaries.

City
Average Salary
Jackson, NJ
Jackson, NJ
$78,365
$78k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$76,729
$77k
Hagerstown, MD
Hagerstown, MD
$74,753
$75k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$72,493
$72k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$72,433
$72k
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH
$71,261
$71k
Jeffersonville, IN
Jeffersonville, IN
$71,177
$71k
Sparks, NV
Sparks, NV
$70,451
$70k
Richmond, KY
Richmond, KY
$69,919
$70k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$69,816
$70k

High Paying Over The Road Driver Jobs

Average Over The Road Driver Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an over the road driver, working for Walmart or US Foods might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Advance Auto Parts and United Parcel Service report highly competitive salaries for over the road drivers.

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Over The Road Driver Salary History

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    Over The Road Driver Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an over the road 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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