Diesel Truck Drivers


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Diesel Truck Drivers

Diesel Truck Drivers - Wages & Trends

Heavy truck drivers who transport goods across long distances are typically paid by the mile. The rate per mile varies greatly, depending on the employer and the type of cargo. Those who drive larger trucks typically earn higher wages.

Heavy truck drivers who work full time often receive benefits. Typical benefits include health insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation.

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (SOC 53-3032)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $22.06 $25.34 $31.82
Yearly $45,879 $52,706 $66,193
    Champaign Area Hourly $19.51 $23.92 $29.94
Yearly $40,597 $49,745 $62,294
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $19.12 $23.71 $29.98
Yearly $39,762 $49,312 $62,359
    Cook County Hourly $23.68 $30.05 $36.99
Yearly $49,269 $62,505 $76,943
    Decatur Area Hourly $19.93 $24.04 $29.70
Yearly $41,458 $50,006 $61,774
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $22.91 $27.71 $32.72
Yearly $47,653 $57,632 $68,052
    Du Page County Hourly $22.02 $26.40 $31.71
Yearly $45,801 $54,930 $65,958
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $23.55 $25.08 $36.21
Yearly $48,984 $52,167 $75,332
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $19.17 $24.30 $27.09
Yearly $39,866 $50,559 $56,346
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $22.29 $28.41 $33.37
Yearly $46,361 $59,092 $69,411
    Lake County Hourly $21.70 $26.16 $31.59
Yearly $45,141 $54,422 $65,716
    McHenry County Hourly $21.06 $25.24 $30.56
Yearly $43,791 $52,501 $63,572
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $19.24 $23.55 $29.33
Yearly $40,020 $48,987 $61,026
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $19.09 $24.50 $30.21
Yearly $39,722 $50,959 $62,835
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $19.56 $24.89 $30.85
Yearly $40,676 $51,784 $64,157
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $19.20 $24.46 $32.16
Yearly $39,929 $50,885 $66,888
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $22.06 $25.13 $31.09
Yearly $45,879 $52,287 $64,658
    Rockford Area Hourly $21.91 $24.84 $30.31
Yearly $45,580 $51,665 $63,049
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $18.62 $19.61 $25.55
Yearly $38,740 $40,780 $53,153
    Springfield Area Hourly $19.26 $23.79 $30.52
Yearly $40,059 $49,489 $63,477
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $19.84 $24.60 $31.23
Yearly $41,266 $51,161 $64,954
    Vermilion County Hourly $19.63 $24.38 $38.68
Yearly $40,822 $50,713 $80,460
    Will County Hourly $23.68 $30.17 $38.30
Yearly $49,270 $62,772 $79,663
United States Hourly $18.54 $23.23 $28.82
Yearly $38,570 $48,310 $59,950

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.