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Truck Driver salary in Michigan

How much does a Truck Driver make in Michigan?

Average base salary

$68,987
same
as national average
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a truck driver is $68,987 per year in Michigan. 29.5k salaries reported, updated at August 9, 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

$0.56 - $0.74
per mile
Up to 5,500 miles per week
Estimated average of $3,509 per week

Company Solo Driver

$0.42 - $0.64
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $1,217 per week

Owner Operator Driver

$1.05 - $2.00
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $3,931 per week

Salaries by years of experience in Michigan

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 - $0.60
per mile
Up to 3,112.5 miles per week
1.5% of the OTR drivers get weekly home-time.

Regional Driver

$0.43 - $0.55
per mile
Up to 2,950 miles per week
51.8% of the regional drivers get weekly home-time.

Local Driver

$0.41 - $0.53
per mile
Up to 2,930 miles per week
61.1% of the local drivers get daily home-time.

Top companies for Truck Drivers in Michigan

  1. Forward Air
    3.1star
    852 reviews144 salaries reported
    $345,163per year
  2. $118,420per year
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Highest paying cities for Truck Drivers in Michigan

  1. Grand Rapids, MI
    $66,550 per year
    1095 salaries reported
  2. Kalamazoo, MI
    $65,071 per year
    425 salaries reported
  3. Holland, MI
    $62,255 per year
    160 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 license

Doubles/Triples Endorsementearn +7.59% more

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 38.50% since 2018. Truck Drivers with this license earn +7.59% more than the average base salary, which is $68,987 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201113increase by 13
20127516increase by 57715.38%
201336898increase by 390.93%
201484918increase by 130.14%
2015153542increase by 80.81%
201654705decrease by 64.37%
201752949decrease by 3.21%
201852270decrease by 1.28%
201972394increase by 38.50%

Top companies hiring Truck Drivers on Indeed

10 Roads Express
Quickway Carriers
US Logistics Solutions
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
CEVA Logistics
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Top skills
Owner-Operator
+47.83%salary
Top certifications
TWIC Card
+10.73%salary
Top fields of study
Public Health Degree
+13.87%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 Michigan

Pay PeriodSalary
Per mile$0.49
Per week$1,217
Per month$4,867
Per year$48,672

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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 Michigan?

Driver

16,350 job openings

Average $21.99 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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