How much does a Truck Driver make in New York, NY?

2.4k salaries reported, updated at May 12, 2021
$94,534
per year

The average salary for a truck driver is $94,534 per year in New York, NY.

44% higher
than national average

Most common benefits

  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Referral program
  • Fuel discount
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
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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 $2,965 per week
Company Solo Driver
$0.40 - $0.64

per mile

Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $1,145 per week
Owner Operator Driver
$1.01 - $1.79

per mile

Up to 3,000 miles per week
Estimated average of $4,115 per week

Salaries by years of experience in New York, NY

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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
$0.42 - $0.59

per mile

Up to 3,000 miles per week
1.4% of the OTR drivers get weekly home-time.
Regional Driver
$0.46 - $0.69

per mile

Up to 2,600 miles per week
81.4% of the regional drivers get weekly home-time.
Local Driver
$0.42 - $0.71

per mile

Up to 2,500 miles per week
29.7% of the local drivers get daily home-time.

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for truck drivers

Most recommended license

Doubles/Triples Endorsement

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 $94,534 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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+24.01%
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+15.15%
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+13.35%
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+14.82%
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+13.87%
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+4.08%
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+6.26%
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+4.47%
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The most common pay model for truck drivers in New York, NY

Pay Period
Salary
Per mile
$0.50
Per week
$1,145
Per month
$4,582
Per year
$45,819

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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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What is the highest paying truck driving job?

Tanker drivers are some of the highest paid truck drivers.

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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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