Truck Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$51,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$51,000
Median 50%
$90,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Southeastern Freight Lines
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a truck driver make?
As a Truck Driver in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $51,898 per year or $24.95 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 61,000. The top 10 percent earn over $90,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $29,000 annually. Transportation companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Some of the states with the best Truck Driver salaries are New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for a Truck Driver is 3.9 years.
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Average Truck Driver Salary By Location

Truck Drivers in the United States of America make on average $51,898 a year or $24.95 per hour. The city with the highest Truck Driver salary is Washington, DC at $82,169 per year. Even an entry-level Truck Driver makes $39,000 per year in Washington, DC. Some of the states with the best Truck Driver salaries are New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. On the other hand, Arizona, Alaska, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida report the lowest wages for Truck Drivers.

Map of Truck Driver Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Truck Driver Salary By Company

Truck Driver jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Transportation companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Southeastern Freight Lines and Roadrunner Transportation Systems are the best paying companies for Truck Drivers. Also, companies like Throwing Darts and Transport America pay their Truck Drivers very well.

Average Truck Driver Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Truck Driver works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Transportation companies, Retail companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Truck Drivers well. Salaries for Truck Drivers in Transportation companies average $57,477 annually, while Retail companies and Manufacturing companies pay $46,252 and $46,146, respectively. The types of companies that pay Truck Drivers the least are in the Construction industry, where the average annual salary is $44,128.
Industry
Average Salary
Transportation
Transportation
$57,477
$57k
Retail
Retail
$46,252
$46k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$46,146
$46k
Construction
Construction
$44,128
$44k

Truck Driver Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Truck Driver Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Truck Driver can range from $37,616 to $66,063 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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