Frequently Asked Question: How Much Do Truck Drivers Get Paid?

Considering a trucking job?  Wondering how much truck drivers get paid?  Who could blame you?  No one wants to take a job without knowing if they'll be able to pay the bills and provide for family.

In fact, one of the questions we get asked most here at Driver Solutions is about just that -- truck driver pay. "How much money do truck drivers make?" is a common question because it can be a bit confusing with varying terms like mileage pay, layover pay, detention pay, and so on. You see, truckers don't get a check in the same amount every week like salaried employees. Instead, most truck drivers are paid on a Cents Per Mile CPM basis.

On average, an entry level truck driver with PAM Transport will make up to $50,000 in the first year. Obviously this depends on the company you drive for and what you haul. You'll make more money doing flatbed or Hazmat than you would with dry van.

Additionally, as with any other job, the more experience you have in a career, the more money you'll make. This is why it's so important to get that first year of truck driving under your belt. Not only will more opportunities in the industry open up for you after you've proven yourself, but your chances of making even more money on the road increase significantly!

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