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Tank Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$47,000
$23,000
$47,000
$94,000
Tank drivers in the United States make an average salary of $47,183 per year or $22.68 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $94,000. If you like following the crowd, manufacturing and automotive 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 energy, transportation, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania provide the highest tank driver salaries.
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Map of Tank Driver Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Tank Driver Salary By Location

While a tank driver can average a salary of $47,183 per year, or $22.68 per hour, there are many opportunities for tank drivers to make more. For example, in OFallon, IL you might make $70,751 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Reading, PA and Baltimore, MD. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to OFallon, IL where the average starting salary is $30,000. The highest paying states for tank drivers include Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Utah, Maine, and Oregon offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
OFallon, IL
OFallon, IL
$70,751
$71k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$70,626
$71k
Reading, PA
Reading, PA
$69,431
$69k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$68,875
$69k
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH
$67,498
$67k
Marion, IN
Marion, IN
$65,485
$65k
Salem, NH
Salem, NH
$63,495
$63k
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$62,615
$63k
Englewood, CO
Englewood, CO
$62,171
$62k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$61,499
$61k

High Paying Tank Driver Jobs

Average Tank Driver Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a tank driver, being employed by a company such as Ruan Transportation or Lehigh Hanson would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Praxair and PGT Trucking also report highly competitive salaries for tank drivers.

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Tank Driver Salary History

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    Average Tank Driver Pay By Industry

    Tank driver salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with energy, transportation, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a tank driver can make a yearly salary of $50,418 while working for energy companies. All the while, other tank drivers are making $48,952 at transportation companies and $46,959 at manufacturing companies. One industry tank drivers may want to avoid is the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $34,927.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Energy
    Energy
    $50,418
    $50k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $48,952
    $49k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $46,959
    $47k
    Retail
    Retail
    $40,228
    $40k
    Construction
    Construction
    $34,927
    $35k

    Tank Driver Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a tank 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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    10/31/2020
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    $78,263
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    Middletown, DE
    Middletown, DE
    10/30/2020
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    $60,000
    $60,000
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    Washington, DC
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    $60,000
    $60,000
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    Martinsburg, WV
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    10/30/2020
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    $60,000
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    LCL Bulk Transport
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    Regional and OTR Class A CDL Tanker Drivers-Dedicated Customer Base
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    Arlington, VA
    Arlington, VA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/30/2020
    LCL Bulk Transport
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    Hagerstown, MD
    Hagerstown, MD
    10/30/2020
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    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/30/2020
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    Orange, CA
    Orange, CA
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    $48,001
    $48,001
    10/23/2020
    J&M Tank Lines
    J&M Tank Lines
    Local Cdl-A Pneumatic Tanker Driver-25 YOA & 18 MO EXP Required
    Local Cdl-A Pneumatic Tanker Driver-25 YOA & 18 MO EXP Required
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    Birmingham, AL
    Birmingham, AL
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/16/2020
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    CDL Tanker Driver
    CDL Tanker Driver
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    Riviera Beach, FL
    Riviera Beach, FL
    10/13/2020
    10/13/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
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