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Truck driver salary in North Dakota

How much does a Truck Driver make in North Dakota?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $2,516
Low $1,690
High $3,746
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a truck driver is $2,516 per week in North Dakota. 4.7k salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2023

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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 $3,112 per week

Company Solo Driver

$0.41 - $0.65
per mile
Up to 3,362.5 miles per week
Estimated average of $1,519 per week

Owner Operator Driver

$0.94 - $1.22
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $3,032 per week

Salaries by years of experience in North Dakota

Years of experiencePer week
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

$0.44 - $0.58
per mile
Up to 3,000 miles per week
0% of the OTR drivers get weekly home-time.

Regional Driver

$0.55 - $0.55
per mile
Up to 2,800 miles per week
0% of the regional drivers get weekly home-time.

Local Driver

$0.42 - $0.71
per mile
Up to 2,500 miles per week
52.3% of the local drivers get daily home-time.

Top companies for Truck Drivers in North Dakota

  1. CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc.
    1,737 reviews378 salaries reported
    $3,417per week
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Highest paying cities for Truck Drivers near North Dakota

  1. Mandan, ND
    $2,661 per week
    354 salaries reported
  2. Jamestown, ND
    $2,656 per week
    355 salaries reported
  3. Dickinson, ND
    $2,635 per week
    381 salaries reported
  1. Williston, ND
    $2,508 per week
    505 salaries reported
  2. Bismarck, ND
    $2,492 per week
    485 salaries reported
  3. Fargo, ND
    $2,355 per week
    611 salaries reported
  1. Salt Lake City, UT
    $1,980 per week
    1k salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $1,841 per week
    2.3k salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $1,840 per week
    3.2k 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 certification

TWIC Card(earn +10.73% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 16.37% since 2018. Truck Drivers with this certification earn +10.73% more than the average base salary, which is $2,516 per week.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20114increase by 4
201218756increase by 468800.00%
201373390increase by 291.29%
2014204899increase by 179.19%
2015204054decrease by 0.41%
2016224268increase by 9.91%
2017101197decrease by 54.88%
2018140715increase by 39.05%
2019163748increase by 16.37%

Top companies hiring Truck Drivers with the recommended certification

10 Roads Express
Bell Energy Services
BTB Global Inc
ND Energy Services
Black River Logistics Ltd.
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Top skills
Top fields of study
Public Health Degree
Top licenses
Doubles/Triples Endorsement

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 North Dakota

Pay PeriodSalary
Per mile$0.55
Per week$1,519
Per month$6,078
Per year$60,775

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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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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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