Truck Driver, Tow Truck Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Truck Driver, Tow Truck is $12.05 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Truck Driver, Tow Truck Total Pay (?
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$17,838 - $50,344
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MEDIAN: $29,529
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Truck Driver, Tow Truck Total Pay (?
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$8.70 - $16.47
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,838 - $50,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
Commission
$197.27 - $25,342  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,174 - $45,974  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 538
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $16.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $2.59  
Overtime
$12.24 - $23.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
   
Commission
$197.27 - $25,342  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$19,174 - $45,974  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 538
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Job Description for Truck Driver, Tow Truck

  • Communicate with clients to understand their needs and determine how to transport the inoperable vehicles.
  • Receive and respond to service calls.
  • Provide basic repair and emergency road services, such as changing flat tires, unlock car doors, jump batteries, and assist with fuel.
  • Drive a tow truck and operate its machinery to move other vehicles in various states of malfunction.
  • Maintain tow truck and towing machinery regularly.
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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver, Tow Truck

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver, Tow Truck Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 65%
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