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How many cents per mile does Schneider pay? What you need to know
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December 10, 2020

If you’re considering applying for a job at Schneider, you’ve probably been wondering, “How many cents per mile does Schneider pay?”

Although this is one of the most popular questions related to truck driver pay, it’s not necessarily the best one to ask when trying to fully understand your pay as a truck driver.

That’s because cents per mile (or CPM) is just one variable in the driver pay equation. The driver pay equation can include:

  • Cents per mile.
  • Loading and unloading pay.
  • Detention pay.
  • Layover pay.
  • Stop-off pay.
  • Performance pay and bonuses.
  • Holiday pay.

And, pay is only one variable in the overall compensation equation, which includes:

You want to know exactly how many cents per mile Schneider pays?

The answer: $0.39, $0.50, $.70 or just about anything in between.

The cents per mile a driver makes varies based on where they live, what type of freight they haul and how much experience they have. That’s why it’s so important to look at the entire pay package with each driving job you explore.

For example …

  • An over-the-road Van Truckload driver can rack up massive miles but may make a lower cents per mile.
  • A regional Dedicated driver could drive fewer miles but get paid extra for doing live unloads and shorthauls.
  • A local Tanker driver is rewarded for the built-in accessorial pay that comes with hauling that type of freight.
  • A regional Intermodal driver primarily gets paid by the load and by the mile.

So, instead you should ask:

What will be my annual earnings in this specific driving position with my experience level?

Find this out, and you will get a much clearer answer and will be on your way to success.

Still looking for more answers about truck driver pay?

Get even more information about how experience and line of service can impact your pay as a driver. Plus, review a breakdown of how much a truck driver makes on average.

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Pat has been with Schneider for 36 years, and is currently Senior Transformation Partner for Driver and Owner-Operator Compensation and Hire-to-Pay Processes. He works to ensure accurate and timely compensation that is market competitive and performance based, designed to attract and retain driver associates. He has held several other roles, including Regional Operation Director, Director of Van Operations Support, Director of Pay Services and Operation Center Manager.

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