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Truck driver salary in New Mexico

How much does a Truck Driver make in New Mexico?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $1,997
Low $1,036
High $3,848
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a truck driver is $1,997 per week in New Mexico. 2.2k 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

$0.54 - $0.74
per mile
Up to 5,500 miles per week
Estimated average of $3,502 per week

Company Solo Driver

$0.42 - $0.55
per mile
Up to 3,040 miles per week
Estimated average of $1,287 per week

Owner Operator Driver

$0.94 - $1.75
per mile
Up to 3,060 miles per week
Estimated average of $4,116 per week

Salaries by years of experience in New Mexico

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

$0.47 - $0.51
per mile
Up to 2,930 miles per week
1.3% of the OTR drivers get weekly home-time.

Regional Driver

$0.45 - $0.55
per mile
Up to 2,972.5 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 New Mexico

  1. CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc.
    1,737 reviews261 salaries reported
    $4,646per week
  2. $2,000per week
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Highest paying cities for Truck Drivers near New Mexico

  1. Gallup, NM
    $2,727 per week
    33 salaries reported
  2. Farmington, NM
    $2,462 per week
    63 salaries reported
  3. Carlsbad, NM
    $2,260 per week
    57 salaries reported
  1. Las Cruces, NM
    $1,866 per week
    272 salaries reported
  2. Albuquerque, NM
    $1,841 per week
    596 salaries reported
  3. Artesia, NM
    $1,761 per week
    56 salaries reported
  1. Los Lunas, NM
    $1,742 per week
    179 salaries reported
  2. Hobbs, NM
    $1,634 per week
    75 salaries reported
  3. Edgewood, NM
    $1,262 per week
    6 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-Operator(earn +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 $1,997 per week.

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

S&Z Trucking LLc
Cooper Natural Resources
Small Potato Trucking
Rouse Trucking
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Top certifications
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 New Mexico

Pay PeriodSalary
Per mile$0.49
Per week$1,287
Per month$5,150
Per year$51,500

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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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