Average truck driver pay is between 28 and 52 cents per mile. Truck drivers are only allowed to work 70 hours in 7 days. Most drivers complete between 2,000 and 3,000 miles per week. That translates into average weekly pay ranging from $560 to $1,560. If you drove all 52 weeks in a year at those rates, you would earn between $29,120 and $81,120. Most of the truck drivers that I know make $50,000 to $60,000 per year.
Owner operators typically make about 70% of the load, which would be $1.75 per mile on a load paying $2.50 per mile, but they bear all of the expenses (the tractor itself, insurance, fuel, repairs, maintenance, tires, permits, fines, etc, etc). In a good year, some of them can break $100,000 if they work all of the time and are lucky.
IMO the trucking companies that are doing this type of "$2500 per week" advertising on their trailers should be charged with false advertising and fined.