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Truck Driver salary in Massachusetts

How much does a Truck Driver make in Massachusetts?

Average base salary

$76,149
arrow up7%
above national average
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a truck driver is $76,149 per year in Massachusetts. 8k salaries reported, updated at August 11, 2022.

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Getting paid as a Truck Driver by operating mode

Solo drivers must take time to stop and sleep between shifts. In a team driving situation, two truck drivers make runs together. Owner operators generally earn a higher gross salary but take home pay is reduced by expenses.

Company Team Driver

$0.53 - $0.74
per mile
Up to 5,600 miles per week
Estimated average of $2,966 per week

Company Solo Driver

$0.43 - $0.69
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $1,119 per week

Owner Operator Driver

$1.05 - $1.75
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $3,951 per week

Salaries by years of experience in Massachusetts

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Getting paid as a Truck Driver by route type

OTR drivers spend weeks on the road but will command the highest salary. Regional drivers will stay within one area, which will generally mean they can come home on the weekends. Local drivers stay in-state and can generally come home each night, but are paid the least.

OTR Driver

$0.49 - $0.70
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
0.5% of the OTR drivers get weekly home-time.

Regional Driver

$0.48 - $0.55
per mile
Up to 2,600 miles per week
5.6% of the regional drivers get weekly home-time.

Local Driver

$0.42 - $0.71
per mile
Up to 2,500 miles per week
78.6% of the local drivers get daily home-time.

Top companies for Truck Drivers in Massachusetts

  1. Forward Air
    3.1star
    852 reviews651 salaries reported
    $434,057per year
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Highest paying cities for Truck Drivers in Massachusetts

  1. Boston, MA
    $80,959 per year
    271 salaries reported
  2. Woburn, MA
    $73,732 per year
    177 salaries reported
  3. Wilmington, MA
    $73,334 per year
    40 salaries reported
  1. Springfield, MA
    $71,556 per year
    465 salaries reported
  2. Worcester, MA
    $71,081 per year
    564 salaries reported
  3. New Bedford, MA
    $67,167 per year
    80 salaries reported
  1. Taunton, MA
    $67,150 per year
    216 salaries reported
  2. Westfield, MA
    $64,970 per year
    99 salaries reported
  3. Chicopee, MA
    $64,726 per year
    362 salaries reported
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Where can a Truck Driver earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Truck Drivers

Most recommended skill

Owner-Operatorearn +47.83% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 8484.96% since 2018. Truck Drivers with this skill earn +47.83% more than the average base salary, which is $76,149 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20161increase by 1
2017354increase by 35300.00%
20182373increase by 570.34%
2019203721increase by 8484.96%

Top companies hiring Truck Drivers with the recommended skill

NORTHEAST CARTAGE COMPANY, INC.
VASERJOB
Regional Warehouse and Logistics
US CARGO TRANSPORATION SERVICES
Preferred Movers
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Top certifications
TWIC Card
+10.73%salary
Top fields of study
Public Health Degree
+13.87%salary
Top licenses
Doubles/Triples Endorsement
+7.59%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
981 jobs20,714
5,883 jobs101,900
2,861 jobs44,474
2,083 jobs65,150
235 jobs2,405
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The most common pay model for truck drivers in Massachusetts

Pay PeriodSalary
Per mile$0.50
Per week$1,119
Per month$4,476
Per year$44,757

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Most common benefits for Truck Drivers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible spending account
  • Fuel card
  • Fuel discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid toll fees
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Passenger ride along program
  • Pet rider program
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 44,325 ratings

51% of Truck Drivers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Massachusetts?

Driver

10,793 job openings

Average $24.27 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Truck Driver

What is the highest paying truck driving job?

Tanker drivers are some of the highest paid truck drivers.

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Do you make good money as a truck driver?

According to Indeed user ratings, 51% of truck drivers believe their salary is enough for cost of living in their area.

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Is pay based on a per-mile rate or an hourly rate?

Every company has a different compensation plan. There are benefits to both pay models, and you need to be fully informed either way.

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