What Are General Truck Driver Salaries?


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As of 2014, the average salary for heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers was $39,520, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While pay is dependent on location, experience and the type of materials the driver is transporting, the average hourly wage for a tractor-trailer driver is $19, but this can range as high as almost $30 or as low as $12.

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As of 2014, the places with the highest paid truck drivers were Alaska, North Dakota, Washington DC, Wyoming and Massachusetts, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. States that paid lower than the national average were Idaho, Mississippi, Alabama and West Virginia.

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