Tractor-Trailer Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$54,000
$32,000
Min 10%
$54,000
Median 50%
$90,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
AutoZone
Highest Paying City
Stamford, CT
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does a tractor-trailer driver make?
The national average salary for a Tractor-Trailer Driver in the U.S. is $54,077 annually or $26.0 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $90,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $32,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Tractor-Trailer Drivers are in Transportation companies and Professional companies. States with the highest Tractor-Trailer Driver salaries include Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Delaware. The typical employment for a Tractor-Trailer Driver is 4.5 years.
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Average Tractor-Trailer Driver Salary By Location

Tractor-Trailer Drivers in the US makes an average salary of $54,077 per year or $26.0 per hour. Stamford, CT reports the highest Tractor-Trailer Driver salaries at $87,192 per year. Not only that, Stamford, CT also has an average entry-level salary of $41,000. Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Delaware are the top 5 highest earning states for Tractor-Trailer Drivers. Alabama, Oregon, and Arkansas have the lowest Tractor-Trailer Driver salaries.
City
Average Salary
$83,417
$83k
$76,083
$76k

Map of Tractor-Trailer Driver Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Tractor-Trailer Drivers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Tractor-Trailer Driver Salary By Company

There is good job security in Tractor-Trailer Driver positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Tractor-Trailer Driver jobs are in Transportation companies and Transportation companies. Companies like AutoZone or United Parcel Service will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like FedEx and Menzies Aviation pay their Tractor-Trailer Drivers very well.

Tractor-Trailer Driver Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Tractor-Trailer Driver Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Tractor-Trailer Driver can range from $39,194 to $68,836 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.