How much does a Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer make in the United States? The average Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer salary in the United States is $54,176 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $47,839 and $62,121. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $47,839 10% $42,069 90% $69,355 75% $62,121 $54,176 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer

Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer operates a tractor trailer 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 - Tractor Trailer 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 - Tractor Trailer maintains logs of travel and cargo according to federal and state regulations. May be responsible for vehicle inspection and maintenance. Must have a "satisfactory" driving record. Typically reports to a supervisor. Requires Truck Driver license (CDL-A). May require a high school diploma. The Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer: Vehicle Safety Checks, Loads/Secures /Unloads Cargo, DOT Regulations, Vehicle Inspection/Cleaning/Maintenance ...More

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