What do you consider good pay?

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  1. NewWorldTrucker

    NewWorldTrucker Light Load Member

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    What would that figure be weekly or annually? I’ve only ever worked for one amazing company my entire short trucking career. I’m just curious to see what other drivers expect. I’m more than satisfied with what I get weekly ($1900-2500 on 5-6 days).
     
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  3. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    I consider that good pay
     
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    Is that W-2 pay?
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    good pay?

    I pay my bills plus extras, beer ect and have some left over to put away.

    that to me is good pay.
     
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  6. NewWorldTrucker

    NewWorldTrucker Light Load Member

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    Okay. A few guys complain about not making enough, and I’ve always told them I’m happy with the company. I have nothing to compare it to.
     
  7. NewWorldTrucker

    NewWorldTrucker Light Load Member

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    Yes. Weekly.
     
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    being happy with the company, to me, is worth money.
     
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  9. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    That is because they have too many payments. And since those on mileage pay have good check one week, next week might not be so good.
    If a otr driver has a wife and kids and a mortgage and two car payments. And then complains he is not making enough, he is looking at it wrong, he is spending too much
     
  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    You can save a million dollars on a janitor's salary. Most over-spenders claim they would save money except their pay is too low. It's a spending issue or an excuse. Many people I've worked immediately increase spending say 20% when they get a 15% pay boost. One guy bought a new truck after ONE paycheck with a bit of overtime.
     
  11. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Cost of living is very different based on where & how you live and what someone considers necessary & what is a luxury. Hearing some number someone considers good or fair without knowing a lot of details about their living situation & expectations isn't of much value.
     
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