How much do Truck-drivers earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for a truck-driver is $48,848


National Average


8,201 salaries reported. Updated 10 November 2021

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How much does a Truck-driver make?

In the United States, the average pay for a truck-driver as of January 2022 is approximately $52,500 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $26.92 per hour and $4,375 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Truck-driver salaries

DirectlyApply has seen truck-driver salaries ranging from a high of $80,200 per year to a low of $30,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of truck-drivers currently sit between $37,538 per year and $73,500 per year.

To be considered a top earning truck-driver you would be expected to be making in excess of $80,200 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $37,538 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an truck-driver can vary significantly (by as much as $42,663 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

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