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 $19.41 $24.04 $30.70
Yearly $40,374 $49,993 $63,855
    Champaign Area Hourly $16.39 $19.16 $23.79
Yearly $34,083 $39,859 $49,474
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $11.67 $20.03 $25.97
Yearly $24,277 $41,659 $54,024
    Cook County Hourly $21.33 $25.76 $32.95
Yearly $44,362 $53,582 $68,533
    Decatur Area Hourly $17.53 $20.32 $24.72
Yearly $36,468 $42,271 $51,412
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $21.99 $24.26 $28.59
Yearly $45,742 $50,451 $59,472
    Du Page County Hourly $19.84 $23.76 $29.64
Yearly $41,264 $49,418 $61,648
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $21.28 $24.66 $29.50
Yearly $44,266 $51,299 $61,367
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $9.92 $17.06 $25.52
Yearly $20,638 $35,480 $53,072
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $20.79 $27.41 $31.36
Yearly $43,253 $57,008 $65,223
    Lake County Hourly $22.46 $27.74 $38.07
Yearly $46,714 $57,692 $79,176
    McHenry County Hourly $23.04 $38.16 $46.52
Yearly $47,925 $79,364 $96,771
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $19.59 $22.95 $25.72
Yearly $40,738 $47,746 $53,505
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $21.27 $25.13 $31.67
Yearly $44,235 $52,277 $65,879
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $17.58 $22.71 $28.77
Yearly $36,571 $47,227 $59,848
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $12.77 $17.98 $22.25
Yearly $26,560 $37,393 $46,286
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $18.80 $23.38 $27.60
Yearly $39,111 $48,623 $57,405
    Rockford Area Hourly $18.52 $22.74 $26.67
Yearly $38,527 $47,299 $55,468
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $15.39 $20.89 $24.20
Yearly $32,018 $43,446 $50,341
    Springfield Area Hourly $15.32 $18.54 $24.74
Yearly $31,865 $38,561 $51,466
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $17.54 $19.90 $23.61
Yearly $36,487 $41,382 $49,107
    Vermilion County Hourly $21.04 $29.66 $38.73
Yearly $43,760 $61,687 $80,565
    Will County Hourly $18.23 $23.20 $31.93
Yearly $37,922 $48,248 $66,405
United States Hourly $18.20 $22.66 $27.89
Yearly $37,850 $47,130 $58,010

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