Better Truck Drivers for America
TRUCK DRIVER SALARIES BY STATE IN 2022
Looking to get your Class A CDL and become a trucker? Looking to make a 6 figure income? The biggest question is, can I make enough to provide for my family and more importantly, is it worth it.
The salary of a truck driver is dependent on various factors such as where they are based, the distance traveled, the size of the vehicle, the hiring company size, seniority, driver qualifications, working conditions, pay structure etc. This comprehensive guide analyzes what you can make as truck driver in North America and how you can increase your income.
Although you might not be able to make $100,000/year off the bat, but given the truck driver demand, and with experience, specialization, CDL training and the right company, you can make $80,000+ on a trucker salary.
Truck driver salary varies from different factors: truck drivers’ experience, reputation, knowledge and much more. In 2019 according to Bureau of Labor, the average salary for truck drivers is $46,680. However, that doesn’t take into account drivers who might not work full-time or compare the differences between independent drivers and company drivers. Therefore, the scale can generally range as low as $32,160 annual income all the way to as high as $66,260, according to BLS.
Class A: $49,000
CDL Driver: $46,000
Truck Driver Run OTR: $62,000
OTR CDL Truck Driver: $57,500
Dump Truck Driver: $39,000
CDL Truck Driver: $51,500
Tank Truck Driver: $59,500
Bulk Truck Driver: $52,000
Semi-Truck Driver: $49,000
Tow Truck Driver: $35,000
Commercial Truck Driver: $50,000
Route Truck Driver: $37,500