Truck Driver Salaries in the Philippines

Salary estimated from 551 employee, user, and past and present job advertisement on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: August 22, 2019
Average salary
Php 13,767 per month
  • Most Reported
Php 4,500
Php 28,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Truck Driver make in the Philippines?

The average salary for a Truck Driver is Php 13,767 per month in the Philippines. Salary estimates are based on 551 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Truck Driver employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Truck Driver is 1-3 years.

Different types of Truck Driver

Truck drivers can be divided into two primary groups: owner-operators and company drivers.

Owner-operators:

  • Earn a higher gross salary
  • Decide who can ride along and choose the truck to buy and drive
  • Have greater independence and schedule flexibility
  • Have to finance the vehicle themselves
  • Deal with more expenses: buying and maintaining the truck, taxes, paperwork and medical insurance
As a result of higher expenses, the higher gross salary owner-operators earn may not actually mean higher income.

Company drivers:

  • Enjoy benefits offered by employers such as medical, dental, life insurance, vision, retirement plans, paid vacation and holidays.
  • Generally avoid costs of vehicle purchase and maintenance
  • May have a more advantageous tax situation
  • May have less independence and schedule flexibility
As a result, company drivers may take home more net pay, however they have less flexibility and less job security.

Earn more as a Truck Driver

Truck drivers get different bonuses or benefits: referral and signing bonus, safety bonus, detention pay, layover pay, fuel-efficiency bonus, clean-DOT inspections bonus, monthly mileage bonus.

Ice road truck drivers, oversized load and hazmat truck drivers get a higher salary due to the high level of skill and specialization necessary to operate the vehicles. Over the road, or OTR, truck drivers earn a higher salary too. OTR truck drivers travel long hours all over the country and they have to respect road regulations in different states. OTR drivers can go back home anywhere from a couple of times a week to once every 4-8 weeks, depending on the job.

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Truck Driver salaries by company in the Philippines
CompanyAverage salary
Php 15,075 per month
Php 15,015 per month
Php 28,000 per month
Php 16,779 per month
Php 15,079 per month
Php 16,178 per month
Php 15,969 per month
Php 15,903 per month
Php 14,994 per month
Php 15,000 per month
Truck Driver salaries by location
CityAverage salary
Php 14,278 per month
Php 14,295 per month
Php 14,572 per month
Php 14,936 per month
Php 10,836 per month