Average Salary For Truck Drivers In South Africa

A truck driver is a person whose business is transporting goods by truck.


Truck Driver’s Salary In South Africa

The average truck driver’s salary in South Africa is R 213 600 per year or R 110 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 156 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 758 019 per year.

Do truck drivers make good money in South Africa?

Data sourced from salary website Indeed shows that the base salary for a truck driver is closer to R10,324 per month in South Africa – or roughly R124,000 a year. Comparative salary data from Payscale shows that the average pay is slightly lower at R98,225 a year, or R8,185 a month.

What skills do truck drivers need?

Safe driving. Safe driving is the top priority for truck drivers and the companies they work for.

Focus. As a truck driver, you need to stay focused for extended periods of time.



Mechanical knowledge.


Practice driving.

Learn from others.

How long do truckers drive a day?

Truckers are required to drive a maximum of 11 hours per day, according to the Hours of Service regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. All things equal, a trucker will drive about 55 to 60 miles per hour.

At the end of the 11-hour driving shift, this amounts to 605 to 650 miles per day.