First-Year Truck Driver Salary

by RJ on in Truck Driver Salary

When you are considering a career or a job, one of the first questions that you are likely to ask has to do with payment. If you have what it takes to handle a job, being a truck driver can be a rewarding career. However, just like any other career, it leaves a question, how much do truck drivers make a year? Well, to answer this question, you need to understand that there are numerous variables that determine truck driver’s salary.

Average truck driver salary:

A truck driver can earn an average salary of $42,388$55,045 per year. However, you should keep in mind that this amount varies depending on the trucking company you work for. To break these numbers down to experience and distance, long distance truck drivers earn approximately $15 per hour. If a driver is experienced enough, he can earn an average of $20 per hour. But you should remember that majority of long distance truck drivers are paid per mile instead of per hour. This is why we will first breakdown the salary by types of truck and experience before looking at other factors: Read More…


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