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Truck drivers who drive tractor-trailers usually earn between $12 and $19 an hour. These drivers are usually paid by the mile. If drivers own their own trucks, they usually make between $20,000 and $50,000 per year, after they pay their expenses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Drivers who work for local delivery companies usually earn between $8 and $15 per hour. These drivers are usually paid by the hour and get overtime if they work more than forty hours per week.

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