Transport Truck Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$60,000
$34,000
Min 10%
$60,000
Median 50%
$107,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Walmart
Highest Paying City
Franklin, NJ
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a transport truck driver make?
The national average salary for a Transport Truck Driver in the United States is $60,542 per year or $29.11 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $107,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $34,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Transport Truck Drivers are in Retail companies and Real Estate companies. New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, and Delaware are some of the states with the best Transport Truck Driver salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Transport Truck Driver is 3.0 years.
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Average Transport Truck Driver Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Transport Truck Driver in the USA is $60,542 annually or $29.11 hourly. Working in Franklin, NJ as a Transport Truck Driver will pay you the highest wages at around $89,211 per year. The average starting salary in Franklin, NJ for Transport Truck Drivers is $38,000. Some of the states with the best Transport Truck Driver salaries are New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Oregon, Florida, Idaho, Arkansas, and Alaska are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Transport Truck Driver Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Transport Truck Driver Salary By Company

Transport Truck Drivers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Transport Truck Drivers are Retail companies and Real Estate companies. Walmart and Penske Truck Leasing are the best paying companies for Transport Truck Drivers. In addition, companies like World Fuel Services and The Larson Group - Peterbilt report highly competitive salaries for Transport Truck Drivers.

Average Transport Truck Driver Pay By Industry

Wages for Transport Truck Drivers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Automotive companies, Manufacturing companies, and Energy companies tend to have the highest salaries for Transport Truck Drivers. Salaries for Transport Truck Drivers in Automotive companies average $80,158 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Energy companies pay $66,360 and $65,083, respectively. The average salary for Transport Truck Drivers in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $58,314.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$80,158
$80k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$66,360
$66k
Energy
Energy
$65,083
$65k
Transportation
Transportation
$59,423
$59k
Retail
Retail
$58,314
$58k

Transport Truck Driver Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Transport Truck Driver Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Transport Truck Driver can range from $43,880 to $77,066 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.

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Location
Date Added
Salary
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$87,500
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