Truck Driver Salaries in Carrollton, TX

Salary estimated from 355 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: August 6, 2019
Average in Carrollton, TX
$1,079 per week
6% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$300
$2,100
Salary Distribution

How much does a Truck Driver make in Carrollton, TX?

The average salary for a Truck Driver is $1,079 per week in Carrollton, TX, which is 6% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 355 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Truck Driver employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Truck Driver is less than 1 year.

Different types of Truck Driver

Truck drivers can be divided into two primary groups: owner-operators and company drivers.

Owner-operators:

  • Earn a higher gross salary
  • Decide who can ride along and choose the truck to buy and drive
  • Have greater independence and schedule flexibility
  • Have to finance the vehicle themselves
  • Deal with more expenses: buying and maintaining the truck, taxes, paperwork and medical insurance
As a result of higher expenses, the higher gross salary owner-operators earn may not actually mean higher income.

Company drivers:

  • Enjoy benefits offered by employers such as medical, dental, life insurance, vision, retirement plans, paid vacation and holidays.
  • Generally avoid costs of vehicle purchase and maintenance
  • May have a more advantageous tax situation
  • May have less independence and schedule flexibility
As a result, company drivers may take home more net pay, however they have less flexibility and less job security.

Earn more as a Truck Driver

Truck drivers get different bonuses or benefits: referral and signing bonus, safety bonus, detention pay, layover pay, fuel-efficiency bonus, clean-DOT inspections bonus, monthly mileage bonus.

Ice road truck drivers, oversized load and hazmat truck drivers get a higher salary due to the high level of skill and specialization necessary to operate the vehicles. Over the road, or OTR, truck drivers earn a higher salary too. OTR truck drivers travel long hours all over the country and they have to respect road regulations in different states. OTR drivers can go back home anywhere from a couple of times a week to once every 4-8 weeks, depending on the job.

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Truck Driver salaries by company in Carrollton, TX
CompanyAverage salary
$1,092 per week
11 salaries
$1,838 per week
$1,435 per week
$1,379 per week
$1,296 per week
$1,273 per week
$1,231 per week
$1,227 per week
$1,182 per week
$1,153 per week
Truck Driver salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$1,125 per week
$1,125 per week
$1,142 per week
$1,052 per week
$1,080 per week

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