How much does a Truck Driver - Light make in the United States? The average Truck Driver - Light salary in the United States is $41,210 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $35,125 and $48,423. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Truck Driver - Light operates a truck that transports cargo to and from specified destinations. Prepares, receives, and provides appropriate documentation for the delivery or pick up of goods to ensure timely service. Being a Truck Driver - Light loads, secures, verifies, and unloads cargo. Maintains radio or telephone contact with dispatcher to receive instructions for scheduled delivery or pick up. Additionally, Truck Driver - Light maintains logs of travel and cargo according to federal and state regulations. May be responsible for vehicle inspection and maintenance. Size of truck is less than 3 tons. Must have a "satisfactory" driving record. Typically requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor. Requires applicable truck driver license for state. The Truck Driver - Light gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Truck Driver - Light typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Truck Driver - Light in the United States. The base salary for Truck Driver - Light ranges from $35,125 to $48,423 with the average base salary of $41,210. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $35,416 to $49,306 with the average total cash compensation of $41,712.