Truck Driver Salaries in Gauteng

Salary estimated from 316 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: 29 June 2020
Average in Gauteng
R 14 692 per month
Meets national average
  • Most Reported
R 2 800
R 36 000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Truck Driver make in Gauteng?

The average salary for a Truck Driver is R 14 692 per month in Gauteng, which meets the national average. Salary estimates are based on 316 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 1-3 years.

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 Gauteng
CompanyAverage salary
R 52 213 per month
R 25 000 per month
R 24 000 per month
R 17 102 per month
R 20 124 per month
R 20 984 per month
R 20 493 per month
R 20 434 per month
R 19 766 per month
R 18 601 per month
Truck Driver salaries by location
CityAverage salary
R 15 724 per month
R 12 775 per month
R 14 323 per month
R 16 340 per month
R 15 659 per month

Truck Driver job openings

Truck Driver/Warehouse Coordinator
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Senior Professional Driver Trainer
Fresco HR
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Fleet Controller
Unitrans Recruitment
Gauteng
Driver Trainer
People Dimension
Pretoria, Gauteng
Forklift/ Mobilift Operator and Truck Driver
T & T appointments
Braamfontein, Gauteng
Fleet Controller
Talent-Link
Pretoria, Gauteng
Truck Driver jobs in Gauteng