How much does a CDL Driver make?

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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Experience

$48,206 /yr
Average Base Pay

783 salaries

$32K

Low

$48K

Average

$72K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a CDL Driver is $48,206 in United States. Filter by location to see CDL Driver salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 783 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by CDL Driver employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Truck Driver$56,494 /yr
L3
Truck Driver III$55,358 /yr
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Swift Transportation
3.5

Swift Transportation

CDL Driver

$49,241

 /yr
Range: $23K - $91K
38 salaries
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$23K

$91K

$22,564 - $90,822 Range

Lowe's Home Improvement
3.5

Lowe's Home Improvement

CDL Driver - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $17 - $22

$17

$22

$17 - $22 Range

Werner Enterprises
3.5

Werner Enterprises

CDL Driver

$49,111

 /yr
Range: $21K - $75K

$21K

$75K

$21,141 - $74,950 Range

McLane Company
3.1

McLane Company

CDL Driver

$71,431

 /yr
Range: $30K - $108K

$30K

$108K

$30,262 - $107,597 Range

U.S. Xpress
3.5

U.S. Xpress

CDL Driver - Monthly

$3,574

 /mo
Range: $2K - $7K

$2K

$7K

$1,840 - $6,636 Range

Western Express
3.8

Western Express

CDL Driver

$42,159

 /yr
Range: $30K - $53K

$30K

$53K

$30,003 - $52,797 Range

Sysco
3.5

Sysco

CDL Driver

$60,866

 /yr
Range: $45K - $83K

$45K

$83K

$45,113 - $83,497 Range

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FedEx Ground
3.5

FedEx Ground

CDL Driver - Monthly

$4,352

 /mo
Range: $3K - $5K

$3K

$5K

$2,620 - $5,333 Range

US Foods
3.4

US Foods

CDL Driver - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $15 - $44

$15

$44

$15 - $44 Range

PepsiCo
3.9

PepsiCo

CDL Driver

$55,178

 /yr
Range: $43K - $68K

$43K

$68K

$43,231 - $67,924 Range

Waste Management
3.6

Waste Management

CDL Driver - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $17 - $33

$17

$33

$17 - $33 Range

Republic Services
3.6

Republic Services

CDL Driver - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $18 - $40

$18

$40

$18 - $40 Range

Airgas
3.9

Airgas

CDL Driver - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $20 - $27

$20

$27

$20 - $27 Range

Fastenal
3.6

Fastenal

CDL Driver

$57,613

 /yr
Range: $54K - $68K

$54K

$68K

$53,883 - $67,943 Range

The Coca-Cola Company
4

The Coca-Cola Company

CDL Driver - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $16 - $34

$16

$34

$16 - $34 Range

Central Transport
3

Central Transport

CDL Driver - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $24 - $29

$24

$29

$24 - $29 Range

Knight Transportation
3.3

Knight Transportation

CDL Driver - Monthly

$3,886

 /mo
Range: $3K - $6K

$3K

$6K

$2,511 - $6,412 Range

Stevens Transport
3.1

Stevens Transport

CDL Driver

$51,610

 /yr
Range: $42K - $61K

$42K

$61K

$41,567 - $60,927 Range

Performance Food Group
3.1

Performance Food Group

CDL Driver

$68,075

 /yr
Range: $43K - $89K

$43K

$89K

$42,500 - $89,062 Range

US Postal Service
3

US Postal Service

CDL Driver - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $22 - $25

$22

$25

$22 - $25 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$60,000
per year
A Truck Driver in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Class A Truck Driver in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Self-Employed
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
A Class A Truck Driver in the Rockford, IL Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Rockford, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$30
hourly
A Truck Driver in the Memphis, TN Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Memphis, TN Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$23
hourly
A Class A Truck Driver in the Erie, PA Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Erie, PA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$52,000
per year
A Fuel Truck Driver in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Contract
$5,000
monthly
A Class A Truck Driver in the Iowa City, IA Area area reported making $5,000 per month
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Iowa City, IA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
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