According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average pay for a commercial truck driver is right around $41,000. This salary, of course, is dependent upon both the experience of the driver as well as the company they are employed by. However, even a beginner can expect to make somewhere around $30,000 a year, not including any additional benefits. As a driver gains experience, they can earn $50,000 or more per year. In addition, some trucking companies offer substantial sign-on bonuses for new drivers, making it a very attractive option indeed.