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

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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