Truck Driver Salaries in Downers Grove, IL

Salary estimated from 504 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: August 6, 2019
Average in Downers Grove, IL
$1,068 per week
Meets national average
  • Most Reported
$400
$1,900
Salary Distribution

How much does a Truck Driver make in Downers Grove, IL?

The average salary for a Truck Driver is $1,068 per week in Downers Grove, IL, which meets the national average. Salary estimates are based on 504 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.

Truck Driver salaries by company in Downers Grove, IL
CompanyAverage salary
$1,453 per week
$1,500 per week
$1,400 per week
$1,332 per week
$1,315 per week
$1,266 per week
$1,222 per week
$1,203 per week
$1,163 per week
$1,168 per week
Truck Driver salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$1,158 per week
$1,119 per week
$1,126 per week
$1,131 per week
$1,113 per week

Truck Driver job openings

Medical Equipment Driver
ForTec Medical
Woodridge, IL
Local Truck Driver - Morning Shift -No Weekends CDL Class A
Reid Transportation
Naperville, IL
Class A CDL OTR Driver 60 TO 70 CENTS P/M(ALL MILES) Truck Driver position.
Alzu Line Inc
Chicago, IL
Delivery Driver
Albertsons Companies
Westmont, IL
CDL A DRIVER Company Drivers
Cardinal / Greatwide Logistics
Lisle, IL
Truck Driver, Class A CDL, Semi Local, Dedicated Deliveries
Trucking America
Naperville, IL
Delivery Driver
Albertsons Companies
Naperville, IL
Food Service Driver - CDL Class A
Little Caesars / Blue Line Distribution
Woodridge, IL
CDL-A Driver- regular schedule- full time
DuPage Logistics LLC
Downers Grove, IL
CDL A DRIVER Company Drivers
Cardinal / Greatwide Logistics
Downers Grove, IL
CDL A DRIVER Company Drivers
Cardinal / Greatwide Logistics
Woodridge, IL
Dedicated Class A CDL Truck Driver
Clutch Time Recruiting
Bolingbrook, IL
Equipment Service Worker
City of Aurora, IL
Aurora, IL
CDL A DRIVER Company Drivers
Cardinal / Greatwide Logistics
Hinsdale, IL
CDL A DRIVER Company Drivers
Cardinal / Greatwide Logistics
Clarendon Hills, IL
Truck Driver jobs in Downers Grove, IL