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Semi Truck Driver Salary

$51,399 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$1,326

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Semi Truck Driver is $51,399 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Semi Truck Driver is between $38,066 and $62,538. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Semi Truck Driver. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Drives gasoline or diesel-powered tractor-trailer combination, usually long distances, and delivers products, livestock, or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form.
  • Applies knowledge of commercial driving regulations and skill in maneuvering vehicle in difficult situations, such as narrow passageways.
  • Requires a commercial driver's license.
Semi Truck Driver Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Job family population: 1,800,330

Estimated population of Semi Truck Driver jobs: 60,977

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$59,585
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Semi Truck Driver Job Listings for United States

OTR Class A CDL Semi Truck Driver
Dec 12
Des Moines, IA, USA
First Class Xpress
We are seeking a Semi Truck Driver to join our team immediately! You will be responsible for safely operating a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Pay: * .60 ...
CDL Class A Semi Truck Driver
Dec 9
Minneapolis, MN, USA
All About Trucking Solutions
... Truck Driver Wanted Regional Truck Driver Freight Lanes with Consistent Hometime Truck Driver Dry Van No Touch and No Touch Freight Maintained Late Model Assigned Semi Tractor. No Slip Seating ...
Class A CDL Semi-local Truck driver-$1,442.00 per week (Dedicated)
Dec 12
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Soma Truck Recruiting
... Semi-local Truck Driver-$1,442.00 Per Week to join our team! You will be responsible for safely operating a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW
Semi Truck Driver - Goldsboro
Nov 6
Goldsboro, NC, USA
Quality Equipment, LLC
... a semi-trailer truck operator • High School diploma or equivalent experience • Must have a valid CDL with current medical card filed with the state and must qualify for interstate delivery • ...
Dedicated Semi-Local Truck Driver CDL CLASS A
Dec 12
Fife, WA, USA
Still Water Recruiting
Semi-Local Truck DriverSign On Bonus Description: After training will receive $200 for the 1st 5 ... The account operates 7 days a week, therefore the driver must be extremely flexible: Days off will ...

The average pay for a Semi Truck Driver is $51,399 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Semi Truck Driver is between $38,066 and $62,538. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Semi Truck Driver. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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OTR Class A CDL Semi Truck Driver
Dec 12
Des Moines, IA, USA
First Class Xpress
We are seeking a Semi Truck Driver to join our team immediately! You will be responsible for safely operating a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Pay: * .60 ...
CDL Class A Semi Truck Driver
Dec 9
Minneapolis, MN, USA
All About Trucking Solutions
... Truck Driver Wanted Regional Truck Driver Freight Lanes with Consistent Hometime Truck Driver Dry Van No Touch and No Touch Freight Maintained Late Model Assigned Semi Tractor. No Slip Seating ...
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