Swift Transportation Pay Scale

Swift Trucking

Swift Trucking is known as a solid and reliable company for new CDL drivers. They pay on time, every week and by and large offer the best starting pay for new drivers. They do this through their own training program and truck driving school that puts new drivers on the fast track to a professional trucking career.




They even have a program that allows new drivers to pay for their training over a 2+ year time span after the complete their training. So if you are starting from scratch, we feel that Swift Transportation offers the best turn key program to go from a rookie to a professionally trained OTR driver.

They are also known to have the most complicated pay scale that varies by your starting destination and total route length. Their sliding pay scale model can be seen below…

2015 Swift Transporation Pay Scale Chart

Experience Rate Dispatch Length
25-99 Miles 100-149 Miles 150-199 Miles 200-249 Miles 250-299 Miles 300+ Miles
Start West $0.41 $0.41 $0.35 $0.33 $0.31 $0.25
East $0.41 $0.41 $0.35 $0.33 $0.31 $0.25
Team $0.48 $0.48 $0.42 $0.40 $0.38 $0.32
3 Months West $0.42 $0.42 $0.36 $0.34 $0.32 $0.26
East $0.42 $0.42 $0.36 $0.34 $0.32 $0.26
Team $0.48 $0.48 $0.42 $0.40 $0.38 $0.32
4 Months West $0.44 $0.44 $0.38 $0.36 $0.34 $0.28
East $0.45 $0.45 $0.39 $0.37 $0.35 $0.29
Team $0.48 $0.48 $0.42 $0.40 $0.38 $0.32
6 Months West $0.46 $0.46 $0.40 $0.38 $0.36 $0.30
East $0.48 $0.48 $0.42 $0.40 $0.38 $0.32
Team $0.49 $0.49 $0.43 $0.41 $0.39 $0.33
9 Months West $0.47 $0.47 $0.41 $0.39 $0.37 $0.31
East $0.49 $0.49 $0.43 $0.41 $0.39 $0.33
Team $0.50 $0.50 $0.44 $0.42 $0.40 $0.34
1 Year West $0.48 $0.48 $0.42 $0.40 $0.38 $0.32
East $0.50 $0.50 $0.44 $0.42 $0.40 $0.34
Team $0.51 $0.51 $0.45 $0.43 $0.41 $0.35
2 Years West $0.49 $0.49 $0.43 $0.41 $0.39 $0.33
East $0.51 $0.51 $0.45 $0.43 $0.41 $0.35
Team $0.52 $0.51 $0.46 $0.44 $0.42 $0.36
3 Years West $0.50 $0.50 $0.44 $0.42 $0.40 $0.34
East $0.52 $0.52 $0.46 $0.44 $0.42 $0.36
Team $0.53 $0.53 $0.47 $0.45 $0.43 $0.37
4 Years West $0.52 $0.52 $0.46 $0.44 $0.42 $0.36
East $0.54 $0.54 $0.48 $0.46 $0.44 $0.38
Team $0.55 $0.55 $0.49 $0.47 $0.45 $0.39
5 Years West $0.54 $0.54 $0.39 $0.46 $0.44 $0.38
East $0.56 $0.56 $0.50 $0.48 $0.46 $0.40
Team $0.57 $0.57 $0.51 $0.49 $0.47 $0.41

Average Salary For Swift Trucking For The Past 12 Months

Swift Transportation Pay Scale

Stats Courtesy Of Glassdoor.com

Consistency is one thing new drivers can count on with Swift. They pay every week, on Tuesday. For new CDL drivers, your first year is great as you will be eligible for 5 pay rate increases. The first after 90 days, another after 120 days, the 3rd bump after 180 days, the 4th increase comes after 9 months and the final increase comes after completing your 1st year.

Again, depending on your base location you can start out anywhere from $0.25 to $0.41 per mile.

Additional Swift Trucking Benefits

Paid Time Off

Swift also off paid time off after you complete your first year with the company. Their benefits scale rewards loyalty and is among the most competitive in the entire trucking industry.

After that first year, you earn 5 paid days off for a total of $400. For your 2nd, 3rd and 4th year as a Swift Trucker, you will earn 10 paid days off at $1000 total. If you hit your 5th year, you will earn $1800 spread over 15 paid off days.

Health Insurance Options

Swift offers driver 3 different medical plans to choose from for your health insurance coverage. You can mix and match dental, vision and their overall wellness program and tailor a plan to fit your families needs. They also offer a 3% match 401k plan for retirement.