As of 2015, an entry level oil field truck driver, fresh out of training, can expect an average salary of between $36,000 and $45,000 per year, according to John Mangalonzo for Midland Reporter-Telegram. A mid-level salary is higher, with the average in the United States being $66,000 per year.
Availability of oil field truck driving jobs varies depending on geographic location and local economy. This also influences the potential salary of a new driver. Shale oil extraction has caused a boom in the oil industry, allowing production of record amounts of oil and gasoline. Oil field drivers can expect job openings in areas with heavy amounts of shale, such as Midland-Odessa in Texas.