How much do truck drivers earn

2.400 €

29.000 €

Truck driver - average salary

The average salary for truck drivers is € 2,400 gross per month (approx. € 29,000 gross per year), which is € 695 (-22%) lower than the average monthly salary in Germany.
Salaries for truck drivers / professional drivers in freight transport range between a minimum of € 1,760 gross per month and a maximum of over € 4,500 gross per month.

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Professional driver salary - distribution

Average earnings during training as a professional driver range between EUR 500-600 in the first year of training and EUR 600-800 in the third year of training.
Young professionals and truck drivers in local transport can expect the lowest salaries, while truck drivers in long-distance transport or truck drivers for dangerous goods can earn better.
In addition, professional drivers in companies that are bound by collective bargaining benefit from higher salaries than their colleagues in companies that are not bound by collective agreements.

Truck drivers - salary differences

Truck driver Switzerland€ 5,280 / month


International drivers4,560 € / month


Long-distance truck driver4,320 € / month


Truck driver dangerous goods€ 3,600 / month


Tanker driver€ 2,590 / month


Truck driver local transport€ 2,160 / month


How much does a truck driver earn? Salaries based on work experience

A truck driver with less than 3 years of professional experience starts with an average starting salary of around € 1,800 gross per month. With 4-9 years of experience, the salary for professional drivers increases up to around € 2,500, while a truck driver with more than 10 years of professional experience can expect remuneration of around € 3,110. The average salary for truck drivers with over 20 years of professional experience is € 3,470.

How do age and work experience affect the salary for professional drivers?

at the end of the career▲ +45%
expert▲ +30%
With professional experience▲ +4%
Average salary€ 2,400 / month
Without experience▼ -25%


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Truck Driver - Salary for Similar Professions

The salary data on this page is based on an estimate of the salary information in job advertisements for truck drivers that were published on Jobted in the last 12 months, as well as on other publicly available sources (e.g. collective agreements, minimum wage law).

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