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Reefer Truck Driver

Reefer Truck Driver Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $80,000 $6,666 $1,538 $38
75th Percentile $69,000 $5,750 $1,326 $33
Average $58,748 $4,895 $1,129 $28
25th Percentile $42,000 $3,500 $807 $20
$25,000 - $30,999
2% of jobs
$31,000 - $36,999
10% of jobs
$42,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$37,000 - $42,999
13% of jobs
$43,000 - $48,999
6% of jobs
$49,000 - $54,999
16% of jobs
The average salary is $58,748 a year
$55,000 - $60,999
10% of jobs
$61,000 - $66,999
14% of jobs
$69,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$67,000 - $72,999
11% of jobs
$73,000 - $78,999
8% of jobs
$80,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$79,000 - $84,999
4% of jobs
$85,000 - $91,000
2% of jobs

National Average

$25,000 $58,748/year $28/hour $91,000
Reefer Truck Driver Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$58,748
$4,895
$1,129
$28
Chicago, IL
$60,139
$5,012
$1,157
$29

As of Nov 18, 2020, the average annual pay for a Reefer Truck Driver in the United States is $58,748 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $28.24 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,130/week or $4,896/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $91,000 and as low as $25,000, the majority of Reefer Truck Driver salaries currently range between $42,000 (25th percentile) to $69,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $80,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Reefer Truck Driver varies greatly (by as much as $27,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Reefer Truck Driver job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Reefer Truck Driver in your area makes on average $60,139 per year, or $1,391 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $58,748. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Reefer Truck Driver salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Reefer Truck Driver jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Reefer Truck Driver Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Reefer Truck Driver job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Berkeley, CA and Daly City, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Daly City, CA beats the national average by $9,923 (15.6%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $12,611 (19.4%) above the $58,748 average.

Importantly, San Mateo, CA has a moderately active Reefer Truck Driver job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Reefer Truck Driver appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Reefer Truck Driver role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$71,360$5,947$1,372$34.31
Berkeley, CA$68,865$5,739$1,324$33.11
Daly City, CA$68,671$5,723$1,321$33.01
Richmond, CA$67,031$5,586$1,289$32.23
Irvine, CA$66,623$5,552$1,281$32.03
Odessa, TX$65,584$5,465$1,261$31.53
Stamford, CT$65,271$5,439$1,255$31.38
Bellevue, WA$65,086$5,424$1,252$31.29
Orange, CA$65,085$5,424$1,252$31.29
San Francisco, CA$64,959$5,413$1,249$31.23

Top 5 Best Paying Related Reefer Truck Driver Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Reefer Truck Driver job category that pay more per year than a typical Reefer Truck Driver salary. Top examples of these roles include: Over the Road Owner Operator Refrigerated Truck Driver, Interstate Truck Driver, and Team Truck Driver.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Reefer Truck Driver jobs, with a range of just $12,112 (18.7%) to $113,017 (98.1%) more than the average Reefer Truck Driver salary of $58,748.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Over the Road Owner Operator Refrigerated Truck Driver$171,765$14,314$3,303$82.58
Interstate Truck Driver$82,366$6,864$1,584$39.60
Team Truck Driver$80,674$6,723$1,551$38.79
CDL Team Driver$73,170$6,098$1,407$35.18
OTR$70,860$5,905$1,363$34.07
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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