Updated February 9, 2022
Average Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary
$68,000 yearly
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$33.11 hourly

Entry level Salary
$47,000 yearly
$47,000
10 %
$68,000
Median
$100,000
90 %
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What is a Truck Driver-Over-The-Road's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$100,000$8,333$48
75th Percentile$83,000$6,917$40
Average$68,875$5,740$33
25th Percentile$56,000$4,667$27
10th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23

Average Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary By State

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Truck Driver-Over-The-Road average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$64,855$31.185,621
Alaska$57,559$27.67169
Arizona$70,148$33.735,025
Arkansas$64,378$30.952,736
California$76,595$36.8231,103
Colorado$73,867$35.514,061
Connecticut$72,040$34.632,042
Delaware$71,256$34.261,891
District of Columbia$68,688$33.02292
Florida$64,276$30.908,051
Georgia$67,109$32.2613,985
Hawaii$57,634$27.71184
Idaho$67,623$32.511,606
Illinois$71,590$34.4224,539
Indiana$65,959$31.7110,652
Iowa$66,611$32.025,924
Kansas$67,318$32.366,068
Kentucky$67,044$32.237,671
Louisiana$64,064$30.805,387
Maine$65,255$31.37764
Maryland$70,945$34.116,811
Massachusetts$74,069$35.612,666
Michigan$67,157$32.297,634
Minnesota$71,549$34.406,069
Mississippi$64,022$30.783,813
Missouri$67,835$32.619,488
Montana$75,267$36.19858
Nebraska$69,359$33.353,067
Nevada$73,672$35.421,565
New Hampshire$75,207$36.16814
New Jersey$74,550$35.844,017
New Mexico$67,269$32.342,348
New York$71,604$34.4213,769
North Carolina$62,980$30.289,986
North Dakota$75,366$36.23439
Ohio$67,260$32.3422,695
Oklahoma$69,846$33.585,384
Oregon$74,306$35.723,257
Pennsylvania$70,883$34.0819,768
Rhode Island$69,605$33.46707
South Carolina$62,825$30.208,357
South Dakota$67,158$32.29631
Tennessee$67,266$32.348,336
Texas$65,957$31.7117,598
Utah$69,537$33.432,173
Vermont$74,372$35.76607
Virginia$62,085$29.8510,078
Washington$80,671$38.783,921
West Virginia$61,838$29.733,806
Wisconsin$69,181$33.266,415
Wyoming$75,748$36.42648

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Highest Paying Cities For Truck Driver-Over-The-Road

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Newark, NJ$74,901$36.01
Portland, OR$74,370$35.75
Boston, MA$74,148$35.65
Denver, CO$73,945$35.55
Las Vegas, NV$73,420$35.30
Buffalo, NY$72,749$34.98

How much does a Truck Driver-Over-The-Road make?

The average Truck Driver-Over-The-Road salary is $68,875 per year, or $33.11 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $47,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $100,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana provide the highest Truck Driver-Over-The-Road salaries.

Average Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary Over Time

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    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$68,900$33.11+4.0%
    2021$66,100$31.80+3.5%
    2020$63,800$30.69+2.7%
    2019$62,100$29.85+2.7%
    2018$60,400$29.04+2.6%

    How Much Do Truck Driver-Over The Roads Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, Truck Driver-Over-The-Road salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Transportation, Manufacturing, and Hospitality companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Truck Driver-Over The Roads. For example, Truck Driver-Over The Roads make a whopping average salary of $72,812 while working for Transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $69,055 at Manufacturing companies and $63,312 at Hospitality companies. But Truck Driver-Over The Roads may want to avoid working in the Retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $63,142.

    Highest Paying Industries For Truck Driver-Over The Roads

    RankIndustryAverage Truck Driver-Over-The-Road SalaryTruck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary Range
    1Transportation
    $72,812
    $49k
    $91k
    2Manufacturing
    $69,055
    $49k
    $91k
    3Hospitality
    $63,312
    $49k
    $91k
    4Retail
    $63,142
    $49k
    $91k

    High Paying Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary
    A mixer driver is responsible for operating mixer trucks to deliver construction materials and concrete mixtures to construction and industrial site. Mixer drivers must inspect the condition of the truck's engine before and after operations to ensure its stability and performance that would prevent operational delays and avoid potential hazards. They should also dispense the mixtures properly and clean spills after delivery. A mixer driver must have excellent organizational skills to control the truck safely and ensure that the correct materials are delivered.
    Over The Road Driver

    Avg. salary: $64,670

    Over the road, (OTR) drivers are the truckers driving the big semi-trailer truck that hauls all types of goods to their destinations across the states. Their journey typically begins with loading the freight onto the trailer, requiring them to lift heavy materials and load the cargo properly to avoid shifting while in transit. They often sleep in the sleeper berth at a truck stop to eat, freshen up and refuel. They are allowed to go on a 30-minute break after an eight-hour drive.
    Company Driver

    Avg. salary: $63,155

    A company driver helps an organization with all transport-related duties and ensures that these are carried out on time. Company drivers transport and deliver goods, equipment, products, and staff members to locations required by the organization. They maintain the cleanliness of their vehicles and are responsible for informing the organization about repairs and maintenance. Company drivers must also obtain the appropriate licenses and should have clean driving records with no accidents and traffic violations.
    CDL Driver

    Avg. salary: $58,020

    A CDL driver is responsible for the transportation of goods from the manufacturing warehouse to specific store locations. CDL drivers' duties include inspecting the items before and after the delivery to ensure that the orders are correct with the right quantity, providing proof of delivery from the receiving customers, following the delivery schedule and report any delays immediately, monitoring the vehicle's engine for efficiency, and escalating concerns of incorrect deliveries and defective items. A CDL driver must have excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills, following safety procedures and road rules at all times.
    Van Driver

    Avg. salary: $32,764

    A van driver is responsible for operating a wide and a larger-sized vehicle than a regular car, usually used as a company shuttle to pick up and drop employees to designated areas. Van drivers should have a clean driving record, ensuring the safety and comfortability of the passengers while on the road. They should also be familiar with the location, considering alternative routes for any road complications to avoid delays. A van driver must have comprehensive knowledge of the mechanical industry, inspecting the engine's condition, and perform repairs as necessary.
    Local Driver

    Avg. salary: $48,429

    A local driver is responsible for transporting people and goods and services from the distribution centers to various destinations. Local drivers operate vehicles and inspect the engine for any inconsistencies and system defects that may cause delays with the operations. They also schedule vehicle maintenance and repairs, keeping a record of receipts for the management's validation. A local driver must have excellent driving skills and a clean driving record. Additionally, a local driver should possess excellent communication skills, especially on handling customers' inquiries and concerns and escalating high-level complaints.
    Mixer Driver

    Avg. salary: $39,550

    A mixer driver is responsible for operating mixer trucks to deliver construction materials and concrete mixtures to construction and industrial site. Mixer drivers must inspect the condition of the truck's engine before and after operations to ensure its stability and performance that would prevent operational delays and avoid potential hazards. They should also dispense the mixtures properly and clean spills after delivery. A mixer driver must have excellent organizational skills to control the truck safely and ensure that the correct materials are delivered.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Over The Road Driver$64,670$5,389$31.09731,301
    Company Driver$63,155$5,263$30.36774,068
    CDL Driver$58,020$4,835$27.89807,386
    Van Driver$32,765$2,730$15.75877,700
    Local Driver$48,429$4,036$23.28840,518
    Mixer Driver$39,550$3,296$19.01810,412
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    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Truck Driver-Over-The-Road 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.

    Which Companies Pay Truck Driver-Over The Roads The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Marten Transport and Walmart as they offer the highest salaries for Truck Driver-Over The Roads.

    Highest Paying Companies For Truck Driver-Over The Roads

    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Truck Driver-Over-The-Road SalaryAverage Salary
    1$79,839
    2$79,807
    3$79,489
    4$78,086
    5$77,476
    6$77,311

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    1. Covenant Transport Jobs (333)
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    5. U.S. Xpress Jobs (337)

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    Recently Added Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Penske Truck LeasingTruck Driver-OTR Class A Annually-7K-Penske LogisticsKnoxville, TN01/31/2022$80,000
    Cardinal LogisticsClass A OTR Truck DriverCamden, NJ01/29/2022$96,000
    Cardinal LogisticsClass A OTR Truck DriverCorning, NY01/29/2022$96,000
    Cardinal LogisticsClass A OTR Truck DriverPhiladelphia, PA01/29/2022$96,000
    Cardinal LogisticsClass A OTR Truck DriverFredericksburg, VA01/29/2022$96,000
    Cardinal LogisticsClass A OTR Truck DriverBridgeport, CT01/29/2022$96,000
    Scotts Miracle-Gro CompanyOTR Truck DriverJackson, GA01/28/2022$52,488
    J.B. Hunt TransportOTR Truck DriverSaint Louis, MO01/27/2022$85,000
    Ryder SystemClass A Truck Driver-OTR SoloKnoxville, TN01/26/2022$91,306
    K and B Transportation Inc.OTR Truck Driver-Guaranteed Weekly PayOrlando, FL01/25/2022$75,000

    Average Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary by Demographic

    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Gender Pay Gap

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    Male Income
    $69,288
    female-income
    Female Income
    $60,630
    GenderIncome
    Male$69,288
    Female$60,630
    Median Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Income by Race
    White Truck Driver-Over The Roads have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White Truck Driver-Over The Roads have the lowest average salary at $63,840.
    $70,000
    $56,000
    $42,000
    $28,000
    $14,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$65,977
    Black or African American$64,137
    Asian$65,282
    Hispanic or Latino$65,557
    Average Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary by Education Level
    Truck Driver-Over The Roads with a High School Diploma degree earn more than those without, at $69,288 annually. With a Associate degree, Truck Driver-Over The Roads earn a median annual income of $69,224 compared to $67,559 for Truck Driver-Over The Roads with an Bachelors degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$69,288
    Bachelor's Degree$67,559
    Some College/ Associate Degree$69,224