A sizeable majority of Dump Truck Drivers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $16.01 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than half lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one in three get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Dump Truck Drivers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,845 - $61,541
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,091
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$12.10 - $21.56
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,845 - $61,541  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$1,448  
Commission
$6,500  
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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$25,749 - $55,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $21.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.54  
Overtime
$17.62 - $30.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$51.06 - $2,909  
   
Commission
$6,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,448  
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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$25,749 - $55,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 927
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Job Description for Truck Driver Dump

A dump truck driver operates heavy, over-the-road trucks that typically haul raw materials and resources from quarries and mines to construction or storage facilities. The large trucks associated with this job either dump their loads from the back, side, or - on the largest trucks - from underneath (belly dump trucks).

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Truck Driver Dump Tasks

  • Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.
  • Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.

Common Career Paths for Truck Driver Dump


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Dump Truck Drivers who go on to become Refuse Truck Drivers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Refuse Truck Driver, an upper-level role, pays $38K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver Dump

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dump Truck Drivers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $36K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. As Dump Truck Drivers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $41K.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver Dump Salaries



National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Truck Driver Dump Salaries

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
up arrow 32%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 21%

asphalt
up arrow 19%

CDL
up arrow 13%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 6%

Jobsite Delivery
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Machine Operation
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National Average
$37,000

Class A CDL
up arrow 8%

heavy equipment operator
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Driver
up arrow 11%

Driving
up arrow 14%

Operator
up arrow 17%

truck driver
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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