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.
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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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer in the United States. The base salary for Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer ranges from $47,839 to $62,121 with the average base salary of $54,176. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $48,290 to $63,271 with the average total cash compensation of $54,794.