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Truck Driver Salary Guide

Trucker Pay & Benefits 101

Long drives, big trucks, and truck stop food are just some of the things that go along with being a trucker today. For a truck driver, however, the biggest incentive is their paycheck…

We’re well into 2022 and freight demand is on the rise again. Truck drivers are still in high demand with a massive lack of qualified drivers to fill the ranks of many trucking companies.

But for potential drivers, the biggest question remains: how much does truck driving pay in 2022?

There are a few variables that go into the “average” we use, but it comes from over 6.5 million salaries submitted from truckers online and job boards.

A large data source of this kind allows us to have a better understanding of how much the average trucker will make and share it with you. Remember, this is a national average and you should check with each company to verify the data in your area.

Our new median pay is $59,158

This comes out to drivers earning $1,137 per week. From the data set provided, we can also see that at the lowest point, salaries were $17,200 per year. We’re assuming that this is a part-time position wherein the driver did not log a lot of time.

Alternatively, the high-end salary was $166,000 per year. These drivers either have a very long tenure, but most likely they’re owner-operators.

# Company (Click For Profile) Annual Pay
1 GP Transco $90,000
2 Barr-Nunn $87,142
3 Wal-Mart $87,013
4 Epes Transport $83,921
5 Hogan Transportation $83,876
6 Mercer Transportation $83,740
7 Grand Island Express $83,000
8 Artur Express Inc $82,955
9 Gypsum Express $82.244
10 ATS Trucking $80,000
11 Brady Trucking $79,906
12 Freymiller Inc $79,700
13 Western Express $79,628
14 DOT Foods Transportation $77,807
15 Central Oregon Truck Company $77,502
16 Trimac Transportation $76,796
17 Real Trucking Inc $75,660
18 Sysco $75,547
19 Estes Trucking $75,000
20 PTL Trucking $75,000
21 Foodliner $74,580
22 ABF Freight $73,562
23 Hub Group $73,500
24 Dupre Logistics $73,488
25 Heniff Transportation $72,800
26 Central Transport $72,540
27 Holland Freight $72,086
28 Riverside Transport $71,880
29 Hilco Transport $71,777
30 Shaffer Trucking $71,477
31 United Road $71,305
32 Penske Logistics $70,601
33 Jack Cooper Transport $70,328
34 Koch Trucking $69,962
35 McLane Trucking $69,779
36 Western Dairy Transport $69,707
37 Cassens Transport $69,623
38 Old Dominion $69,000
39 Dana Transport $68,380
40 Lily Transportation $68,000
41 Experior Transport $67,914
42 A.Duie Pyle $67,727
43 Red Classic Transit $67,340
44 Cardinal Logistics $67,244
45 Nussbaum Transportation $67,147
46 Western Flyer Xpress $67,111
47 Cowan Systems $66,644
48 Fed-Ex Freight $66,462
49 Smith Transport $66,265
50 Werner Trucking $66,108
51 Crete Carrier $66,000
52 Arka Express $65,693
53 National Carriers $65,596
54 JB Hunt $65,512
55 RoadRunner Freight $65,400
56 Road Scholar Transport $65,393
57 Ruan Transportation $65,183
58 XPO Logistics $65,071
59 DART Transit $64,739
60 Total Transportation of Mississippi $64,673
61 Dayton Freight $64,389
62 Black Horse Carriers $64,272
63 Decker Truck Line $63,124
64 USF Reddaway $62,864
65 Averitt Express $62,750
66 Action Resources $62,737
67 Venture Express $62,608
68 Yellow Freight $62,282
69 Transport America $62,253
70 AAA Cooper Transportation $61,252
71 System Transport $61,503
72 NFI Industries $61,491
73 Kreilkamp Trucking $61,167
74 Veriha Trucking $60,057
75 P&S Transportation $60,000
76 Big G Express $59,701
77 Roehl Transport $59,652
78 Mesilla Valley Transportation $59,399
79 N&M Transfer $58,779
80 Watkins Shepard $58,431
81 Coastal Transport $58,422
82 K&B Transportation $58,322
83 Acme Truck Line $58,245
84 ACI Motor Freight $58,023
85 UPS Freight $57,866
86 Knight Transportation $57,710
87 Bulkmatic Transport $57,276
88 Covenant Transport $56,787
89 Magnum Trucking $56,706
90 R&L Carriers $56,704
91 Gardner Trucking $56,305
92 Pitt Ohio $56,000
93 Garner Trucking $55,000
94 TMC Trucking $54,907
95 Kenan Advantage Group $54,714
96 Heartland Express $54,600
97 Stevens Transport $54,362
98 Schneider National $53,600
99 Navajo Express $53,230
100 Central Freight Lines $52,991
101 Ceva Logistics $52,595
102 Con-Way Freight $52,480
103 Southeastern Freight Lines $52,472
104 McElroy Truck Lines $52,409
105 CFI Trucking $52,402
106 Pinnacle Transport Group $52,120
107 Halvor Lines $52,131
108 United States Postal Service Freight $51,869
109 Rush Trucking $51,740
110 Blue Max Trucking $51,585
111 Gazelle Transportation $51,163
112 Melton Truck Lines $51,000
113 Bennett Motor Express $51,000
114 CRST Trucking $49,985
115 Indian River Transport $49,920
116 Andrus Transportation $49,912
117 PAM Transport $49,816
118 TransAm Trucking $49,244
119 Ward Trucking $49,200
120 KLLM Transport $58,728
121 New Penn Motor Express $48,440
122 Maverick Trucking $47,687
123 Tri-National Inc $47,627
124 May Trucking $46,835
125 Ozark Motor Lines $46,713
126 Prime Inc $46,187
127 Boyd Bros Transportation $46,262
128 Panther Trucking $46,083
129 Horizon Transport $46,002
130 FFE Transportation $45,892
131 Spirit Truck Lines $44,985
132 Carter Express $44,816
133 Pride Transport $44,589
134 Raider Express $44,362
135 InterState Distributor $43,663
136 CT Transport $42,952
137 WTI Transport $42,920
138 CR England $42,695
139 USA Truck Inc $42,377
140 Carolina Cargo $41,600
141 Millis Transfer $41,333
142 Cypress Truck Lines $40,402
143 CH Robinson $40,016
144 Falcon Transport $39,878
145 Swift Transportation $38,851
146 Southern Refrigerated Transport $35,202
147 Lazer Sport Inc $34,627
148 John Christner Trucking $33,799
149 Star Transportation $31,252
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Pay Per Hour

Often, truck drivers will negotiate their salaries around a rate that is based on mileage and not on hours. For an experienced independent truck driver, the rate per mile could be as high as 60 cents a mile. This means for an experienced independent truck driver traveling an average of 70 miles an hour on the interstate can make an average of 42 dollars an hour. If the haul, or trip, equals out to 800 miles then the driver will make $480. This of course does not include his or her rates for accommodations.

Experience and Reputation

The average driver pay is based on your specific driving experience and reputation.

A reputable truck driver is often going to get paid a higher rate because he or she is in high demand.

Until a driver builds a reputation as a professional and reliable CDL driver they will have to be satisfied with a lower pay rate. Just like many other job professions out there, the amount you earn will depend on a person’s ability to perform at or above the employer’s expectations.

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