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How Much Does a Tank Truck Driver Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$81,000
$67,000
$81,000
$99,000
Tank truck drivers in the United States make an average salary of $81,847 per year or $39.35 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level tank truck driver salary is roughly $67,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $99,000. If you like following the crowd, transportation and manufacturing 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 manufacturing, transportation, and utilities companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and Connecticut provide the highest tank truck driver salaries.
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Where Tank Truck Drivers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Tank Truck Drivers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for tank truck drivers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Missouri, Arizona, and Alabama.
City
Average Salary

Bridgeport, CT

Salary Range85k - 122k$102k$102,433

New York, NY

Salary Range82k - 119k$99k$99,363

Trenton, NJ

Salary Range78k - 116k$96k$95,698

Santa Clara, CA

Salary Range76k - 118k$95k$95,111

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range74k - 110k$91k$90,662

Wilmington, DE

Salary Range70k - 106k$87k$86,788

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range69k - 107k$87k$86,686

Las Vegas, NV

Salary Range64k - 103k$82k$81,831

Denver, CO

Salary Range59k - 103k$78k$78,232

Vancouver, WA

Salary Range62k - 97k$78k$78,075
$52k
$122k

High Paying Tank Truck Driver Jobs

Which Companies Pay Tank Truck Drivers The Most?

To earn a high income as a tank truck driver, working for Air Products & Chemicals or Archer-Daniels-Midland Company might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Kemira and Biagi Bros report highly competitive salaries for tank truck drivers.
Company
Average Salary
Air Products & Chemicals
Salary Range65k - 120k$89k$88,761
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Salary Range68k - 115k$89k$88,758
Kemira
Salary Range71k - 96k$83k$82,735
Biagi Bros
Salary Range71k - 86k$79k$78,728
Schneider National
Salary Range70k - 79k$75k$74,801
Koch Industries
Salary Range62k - 87k$74k$74,178
Sherwin-Williams
Salary Range48k - 111k$74k$73,549
Quality Carriers
Salary Range55k - 97k$73k$73,454
CRH America, Inc.
Salary Range52k - 85k$67k$66,985
Harcros Chemicals
Salary Range57k - 75k$66k$66,310
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$120k

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    How Much Do Tank Truck Drivers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, tank truck driver salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, transportation, and utilities companies tend to offer much higher salaries for tank truck drivers. For example, tank truck drivers make a whopping average salary of $64,947 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $57,516 at transportation companies and $44,232 at utilities companies. But tank truck drivers may want to avoid working in the energy industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $41,964.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range46k - 91k$65k$64,947

    Transportation

    Salary Range41k - 79k$58k$57,516

    Utilities

    Salary Range29k - 65k$44k$44,232

    Energy

    Salary Range29k - 59k$42k$41,964
    $29k
    $91k

    How Experience Affects Tank Truck Driver Salaries

    The salary for a tank 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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    Berwyn, IL
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    $78,000
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    11/25/2020
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    $73,045
    $73,045
    11/25/2020
    CDL A Hazmat Tanker Truck Driver (Twic Required)
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    Aurora, IL
    Aurora, IL
    11/25/2020
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    $170,000
    $170,000
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    Heniff
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    $73,045
    $73,045
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