Truck Driver Dump Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Dump Truck Drivers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.52 per hour nationwide. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.79 per hour, and the top verges on $20.69. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dump Truck Drivers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over one-half lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,339 - $63,004
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$63K
MEDIAN: $39,859
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90%

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$11.79 - $20.69
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,339 - $63,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$25,351 - $52,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $20.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$15.54 - $29.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$25,351 - $52,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,068
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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 transition into an upper level Refuse Truck Driver position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Refuse Truck Driver makes $38K a year.

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Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with heavy equipment operator, EQUIPMENT OPERATOR, and Dump Truck Driver are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 35 percent, and 32 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driving and Driver.

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver Dump

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $34K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. Dump Truck Drivers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Dump Truck Drivers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $39K on average.

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Experience Affects Truck Driver Dump Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Truck Driver Dump Salaries

heavy equipment operator
up arrow 39%

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
up arrow 35%

Dump Truck Driver
up arrow 32%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 24%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 13%

CDL
up arrow 10%

Machine Operation
up arrow 10%

Class A CDL
up arrow 9%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Driver
up arrow 9%

Driving
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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