Truck Driver salary in Minnesota

How much does a Truck Driver make in Minnesota?

Average base salary

$69,396
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below national average

Most common benefits

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Employee Stock Ownership Plan
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The average salary for a truck driver is $69,396 per year in Minnesota. 6.8k salaries reported, updated at November 23, 2021.

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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

$0.54 - $0.74
per mile
Up to 5,600 miles per week
Estimated average of $3,118 per week

Company Solo Driver

$0.47 - $0.64
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $1,299 per week

Owner Operator Driver

$1.08 - $2.00
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $4,249 per week

Salaries by years of experience in Minnesota

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 - $0.66
per mile
Up to 3,500 miles per week
1.9% of the OTR drivers get weekly home-time.

Regional Driver

$0.50 - $0.55
per mile
Up to 2,800 miles per week
1.5% of the regional drivers get weekly home-time.

Local Driver

$0.42 - $0.71
per mile
Up to 2,500 miles per week
52.6% of the local drivers get daily home-time.

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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 $69,396 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 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 Minnesota

Pay PeriodSalary
Per mile$0.52
Per week$1,299
Per month$5,196
Per year$51,960

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Most common benefits for Truck Drivers

  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Referral program
  • Fuel discount
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid toll fees
  • Disability 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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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?

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