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Salary of a Truck Driver

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Basic Salary Information:

Truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. They deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states. This Job has the salary from amount $28,828 to $63,581. This gives this job an average salary of around $42,416 at an hourly rate of around $20.00. Also, the job growth of this profession is quite high at 21 percent, much faster than the average which is at 9 percent.

States

Annual Average Salary

Texas

$30,107 – $72,200

California

$29,338 – $79,733

Florida

$26,901 – $70,046

Pennsylvania

$29,770 – $81,304

North Carolina

$26,000 – $72,348

Illinois

$34,427 – $74,071

Georgia

$34,039 – $62,511

Experience

Annual Average Salary

Less than a year

$25,042 – $52,900

1 to 4 years

$24,428 – $61,023

5 to 9 years

$30,201 – $71,840

10 to 19 years

$32,632 – $71,580

More than 20 years

$31,171 – $81,311

There are two tables above, each showing how a certain factor affects the salary of the truck drivers. The first table shows the change that comes to the salary because of the Geographical location. Different locations pay differently to truck drivers. This varies due to the quality of life in that state and the demand for the job. In the second table you can see that experience also plays a role in determining the salary. The experienced you are, the higher the salary.

Other Factors and Influences that determine salary:

There are a lot of factors other than location and education that affect the salary of a truck driver. It is also affect by the kind of delivery you do. How much does a truck driver make is shown in the table below.

  • Transport – $28,813 – $72,481
  • Commercial – $29,504 – $76,856
  • Safety Compliance – $31,384 – $78,164
  • Jobsite Delivery – $29,722 – $68,276
  • Machine Operation – $29,749 – $71,007
  • Customer Service – $32,925 – $74,187
  • Driver/Core Development – $38,000 – $88,100
  • Sales – $40,000 – $54,600

Also industry setting also influences the salary of a truck driver. This is shown in the table below.

  • Transportation – $28,588 – $66,883
  • Consumer Packaged Products/Goods – $30,497 – $72,079
  • Shipping and Trucking – $24,294 – $72,755
  • Freight Forwarding – $30,333 – $83,272
  • Long-Distance General Freight Trucking – $24,243 – $73,886
  • Shipping or Delivery Services – $24,000 – $117,916
  • Food Service – $39,100 – $71,686

The average salary of Truck Driver  is often compared to the salary of a Personal Trainer. If you are a truck driver you have to be sure to have no problems with staying up late and not being home for a long time. A lot of the time you will have to be on road. If you are up for this then truck driving is a pretty good job with a moderate salary that will attract a lot of future employees.