Good Average Mile Pay?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by LakeErieHillbilly, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. LakeErieHillbilly

    LakeErieHillbilly Light Load Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Northern Ohio
    What is a good average mileage pay per mile? Being that I will be new at this I saw on the site for starters it is .18 cents a mile.
    Is that low or average for a newbie?
    How does this compare to other places and what will be down the road,thanks.
  2. Heavy Load Member

    Dec 10, 2011
    Are you talking about team or solo?

    I wouldn't take anything less than .30 to start.

    I have never seen anything as low as .18 for solo to start. I think maybe you looked at Prime Inc training pay it's either 600 per week or .18 whichever is more while you are out with a trainer.
  3. LakeErieHillbilly

    LakeErieHillbilly Light Load Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Northern Ohio
    This is starting out with them first as a team (with trainer) then solo. It says on their site .18 per mile for the first year. Then it is .28 after that if I am readin that correctly.

    Potential 1st Yr Pay $40,000
    Starting Mileage Rate 12 1/2 cpm
    Contract Length 12 mos
    Down Payment 0
    Payroll Deduction $45 /wk
    Tuition Reimbursement 0
  4. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    I assume the 12.5 cents is for the trainee (you) in the beginning (mentor phase). I also assume this would apply to ALL miles the truck ran. However, I understand trainers are supposed to operate the truck as if it was solo, so you may only get paid for the 22k to 30k miles per week the truck can run, as if it were ran by ONE driver only. If you could make 12.5 cents for your miles, and the trainers miles and the truck ran 4-5k miles/week that would not be too bad, but I suspect this won't be the case.

    But, the big question, is how long will it take you to become proficient enough to where they feel safe in putting you in your own truck, or is there a minimum mentoring time/mileage requirement?

    If you are going to be paid only a max of .18 inside the first year, and assuming the last 7-9 months you are serving the company well as a solo driver, you are getting screwed.
  5. Vwal528

    Vwal528 Light Load Member

    Dec 25, 2011
    Albany, NY
    I assume your going solo. It varies, but the lowest I heard when looking for jobs was 26 cpm. I took a job thats going to pay 33 cpm. Another thing to look into is how many miles you'll be getting. Some companies that don't offer as good cpm might be getting you more miles. So just do your research.
  6. LakeErieHillbilly

    LakeErieHillbilly Light Load Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Northern Ohio
    Ah that makes some sense to me if that is the case. Im looking to go solo after the training is done with the trainer for sure.
    Now if it is there policy where at times you are team up once in awhile or right after you branch off your trainer (for maybe a couple of months) then you split the mileage with your partner I would guess?
  7. Passin Thru

    Passin Thru Road Train Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    GOSH! 12 cents a mile is a lot here in Mexico. I'm coming north.
  8. Kabokokka23

    Kabokokka23 Bobtail Member

    Jan 24, 2012
  9. Seamus

    Seamus Bobtail Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Mountain Home, ID

    The fry guy at McD's is making more then this, and is home every night.

    For where you live I wouldnt think of driving for less then 32 cpm. That is the lowest I would go.

    You have to remember, your going to give up your private life and live in a truck. Does .18 a mile at no more then 3200 (more like 2500 to 2800) miles a week sound good to you?
  10. dermetzgerei

    dermetzgerei Light Load Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I am in Schneider Orientation with 30+ people in Green Bay right now (many rookies) and Schneider started pretty much all of us at .29/mile and that's solo. If you got offered .18/mile for solo, I would make a 180 and run.
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