The average salary in 2012 for truck drivers was $38,000. This salary focuses on tractor-trailer drivers and drivers that operate heavy equipment. However, there is a wide range of salaries for truck drivers depending on a number of factors.
Factors that can affect the salary of a truck driver include experience and whether or not the driver works on a team or solo. Teams can make more money each year, as they are able to drive continuously by trading shifts. Most truck drivers get paid by the mile, so longer drives can result in larger salaries than for those drivers who choose to stay local.