Truck driver pay – The highest paying job for felons
Most people think truck drivers make a lot of money. The reality is that they make a decent living at a cost of not being at home, buying over priced food at truck stops and making very little if you based their pay at an hourly rate.
Most truck drivers are paid by the mile and the average truck driver will drive about 2,000 to 2,700 dollars a week. After you gain several years of experience you can make about 50 cents per mile.
.50 x 2,300 Miles = $1,150 per week
You will get additional pay for minor things like detention pay, tarp pay (if you run a flatbed) and a safety bonus.
Additional pay of $50.00 a week + $1,150 per week = $1,200 per week
In reality you will work at least 70 hours a week. This breaks down to about 17 dollars an hour.
As a felon with no experience you are not going to make $1,200.00 a week, it will be more like $500 or $600 dollars a week. If you stick with the job, are safe and have no tickets or accidents you will be able to make more. The worst thing you can do is bounce from company to company! Stay with your first company for at least two years and you will have a great future in the trucking industry.