What is the average yearly income of a OTR Truck Driver?

I am considering becoming an over the road truck Driver and I was curious as to the average money that could be made as well as the best way to make the most money.

Asked By: Brett Maverick - 3/9/2007
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Answered By: crzyaltego - 3/9/2007
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Depends on the deal. Most of the drivers I know get 32 cents a mile. If you're going a long way, that's more money, but you're away from home more. For example, I guy running a 1,300 mile route to Florida & back will run it once a week and make about $850... More
Answered By: wizbangs - 3/9/2007
Some make up to 2000 a week, on average 1200 a week.
Answered By: TheGeneral - 3/9/2007
If you are working for a larger company, ie, a phone company, union scale in WA. state is approximately $24 hour. Other companies pay per mile, and depending on what state you work out of would determine the wage, ie southern states pay less than, say New York.
Answered By: Tweet - 3/9/2007
Depends on whether you're just a driver or an owner-operator. You can expect to make $50 - $55,000 per year, depending on miles driven or value of loads hauled if owner-operator.
Answered By: SA Writer - 3/9/2007
first you must be able to be bonded. no records! the local cop shop and verify this , a clean driving record ( available at the ontatio driver renewal kiosk) Long haul or short? reefer / dangerous good? single or double? what about mountain experience Go to a local truck stop and ask questions might as well get it... More
Answered By: Susan T - 3/9/2007
Ten years ago when I went to school for OTR. The average starting income was $30-$40,000. Thats if you get the runs. The job works best for single people with no mortgages and family. Or for a couple who both drive. Then you can really make some money because you double the driving time. By law there are limits to the... More
Answered By: Van - 3/9/2007
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